Just a few days after Carole Baskin openly criticized Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s “WAP” music video for containing big cats, Cardi B has responded in true Cardi B fashion.
Cardi B, in an interview with i-D Vice on Thursday, August 13th, said she was “not gonna engage” with Carole Baskin in a fight about big cats.
Her only other words on the matter? “Like, that’s just ridiculous you know? Oh, Lord. Like, girl you killed your g*ddamn husband.”
Didn’t see Cardi B & Carole Baskin beefin being on my 2020 bingo card but here we are 🤣🤣 https://t.co/uaivXFILob
— Thick-Fil-A🧜🏽♀️ (@nxkkrxnn) August 13, 2020
Cardi B / Carole Baskin beef pic.twitter.com/5ABxatymjY
— D (@denisv_) August 13, 2020
Cardi B vs. Carole Baskin wasn’t the beef I expected for 2020 but it’s the beef we deserve.
— The 𝒩𝒶𝓈𝓉𝓎 Boleyn Girl 💛 (@Brooke_AF) August 13, 2020
Carole Baskin beefing with Cardi B is definitely one of the 2020 plot twists I didn't see coming.
— 18.75 (@IAM_PBJ) August 14, 2020
Cardi B and Carole Baskin feud, was this on anyone’s 2020 pandemic bingo sheet? https://t.co/W0QlnUFN0L
— Kyle Brzeszkiewicz (@thatpunnyKyle) August 14, 2020
Baskin’s criticisms of “WAP,” aside from it was sexually explicit, came from the artists’ sourcing and treatment of the cats in the video:
“You have to pose a wildcat in front of a green screen to get that image, and that doesn’t happen in the wild. It can’t happen in sanctuaries like ours where cats have plenty of room to avoid a green screen (or would shred it if offered access and could die from ingesting it). That tells me they probably dealt with one of the big cat pimps.”
— Ryan Forgue (@RyanForgue) August 13, 2020
cardi b is beefing with carole baskin ? 2020 is wild https://t.co/ekpGYc8PaC
— robbie (@robbieoatess) August 14, 2020
A Cardi B and Carole Baskin is the feud I didn’t know I needed pic.twitter.com/ypp1hGIOhz
— Grounded Miguel (@TravelingMiguel) August 13, 2020
I think Carole Baskin is just mad she wasn’t featured in Cardi’s WAP video @iamcardib
— Cait. (@CaitKelly1) August 10, 2020
Who had Carole Baskin x Cardi B beef on their 2020 bingo card? https://t.co/DcjjVcBsLP
— Jack (@shirtballs) August 9, 2020
Cardi B also said she never expected the response was going to get nationwide, to the point where even “conservatives and Republicans” would be talking about it ceaselessly.
“I didn’t think the song was as vulgar as they said it was, you know? Like, I’m so used to it. I’m such a freak that I didn’t think it would be a big deal. I didn’t think people would think it was so out of this world…”
Cardi B beefing w/ Carole Baskin is so 2020 https://t.co/nvbjyXLph9
— Aaron Andries (@MrPhresh91) August 14, 2020
Cardi b having beef with Carole Baskin?!?!?
Is 2020 even real https://t.co/6FwfU3Ertl
— Sanchez (@YASitsAaron) August 14, 2020
CARDI B RESPONDS TO CAROLE BASKIN’S DISS TO WAP 😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/Zhf57gYLSd
— 👑ESSENCE OF SEAN | BLM✊🏾 (@ESSENCE_OF_BRIM) August 13, 2020
“Carole Baskin starts beef with cardi b” is not something I thought I’d see this year https://t.co/e0nOKHQFGA
— 🌹c🌹 (@CR3AM_SODA) August 9, 2020
The little exchange between Carole Baskin and Cardi B has me weak pic.twitter.com/5zmVSLSDc2
— a girl has no name (@dvhirS) August 14, 2020
“They keep talking and the numbers keep going up. At the end of the day, whatever they’re saying, the numbers speak for themselves,” she concluded.
“WAP” is headed for its fourth week at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song is Cardi B’s fifth top ten song in the UK and Megan Thee Stallion’s second.
Thanks for the publicity, Carole!