Society is slowly but surely starting to have the conversation that sexuality does not determine a person’s character—but we aren’t all the way there yet.
But as we can see from the fallout of a Cardi B Instagram video…we aren’t there quite yet.
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In the video, Cardi starts singing WAP to the camera, but stops abruptly when her toddler shows up behind her in-frame.
Immediately, folks started coming for Cardi all over Twitter.
So ya daughter cant listen to it but everybody else’s daughter can ? @iamcardib AW OKAY ! Exactly what I been saying you have an agenda to push with that trash ass label your with. DISGUSTING https://t.co/OZja54dICx
— Mo_fierce (@Mo_fierce) January 5, 2021
If ya daughter can’t hear it why make it⁉️🤔
— +*KartierKaineV2*+🩸📌🎸 (@saintlaurentfa2) January 4, 2021
if you care ur daughter, why you create that song for anyone else
— Hyung! (@waaddefaak) January 5, 2021
Remember when parents was saying this bad for ppl growing up and cardi and Meg acted like they was trippin😐
— Nigga “do” miss😔 (@KjThePr0digy) January 4, 2021
if you have to change the music that make around your kids, then maybe you should rap about something else
— Jermaine from Morehouse〽️ (@Austinh38887941) January 5, 2021
Ya needs to stop with this already ! I’m not jojosiwa ! I don’t make music for kids I make music for adults.Parents are responsible on what their children listen too or see.I I’m a very sexual person but not around my child just like every other parent should be. https://t.co/LRH3APdp9A
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) January 5, 2021
“I don’t make music for kids, I make music for adults,” she said.
“Parents are responsible on what their children listen to or see.I I’m a very sexual person but not around my child just like every other parent should be.”
why do they never ask this to the male artists making adult music?
— Hey Stephen⁴⁺⁷ EVERMORE (@BP_Outsold) January 5, 2021
its always the female artist getting critique, why people dont talk about all the disgusting music some men be putting out ? people just mad they daughters will listen to your music more than they listen to them
— dean 🅴 (@deanwlin) January 5, 2021
Honestly, lazy parents expect the Internet to raise their kids, celebrities are not responsible for your kids you as a parent should provide boundaries and show them what’s right or what’s wrong but of course everyone wants to just have a baby but not actually take care of it…
— juventina (@juventinaa1) January 5, 2021
I am genuinely curious as to where all this hate and energy is coming from for the “sexualized” music as if we didnt grow up singing and listening to Khia, Trina, Luda, TLC, Silk, Nelly, Genuine, Keith Sweat and i could go on. Lets not forget BET Uncut. Where was the energy then
— SweeTee♐ (@Tor_i27) January 5, 2021
I remember I was like 8 years old bumping Nelly's country grammar in the back of the card. Explicit and everything. Don't worry the kids will be okay. 😂😂😂😂
— 🔮✨Whore Magic✨🔮 (@SarahEastcoast) January 5, 2021
There’s moms who are strippers.Pop pussy ,twerk all night for entertainment does that mean they do it around their kids ? No! Stop makin this a debate.Its pretty much common sense. https://t.co/JqZaUKbjNo
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) January 5, 2021
“Stop making this a debate. It’s pretty much common sense.”
We love a woke queen 😘
— Carl 🧚🏿♂️ (@Carlsrep) January 5, 2021
— ꧁ ༒ 𝖒𝒂𝗿c𝗲𝔩𝔩𝑢𝑠 ༒꧂ (@7marcelluz) January 5, 2021
If yall dont want your kids listening to certain music, change it. Dont blame the artist. Why so many people come for Cardi? When these male artists make the exact same music and more. MAKE IT MAKE SENSE FRFR.!! pic.twitter.com/WHVYMdPvgB
— 𝓓𝓮𝓼𝓲𝓻𝓮𝓮 𝓜. ⚢ (@honeyy007_) January 5, 2021
Took the words right out my mouth. They always coming for succesful WOMEN.
— Cleopatre-Antoinette (@CleopatreAntoi1) January 5, 2021
they want to problematize everything you do, Cardi. this is already tired! you have no duty to educate the children of OTHERS! you don't make music for children and you always made that very clear. you are an AMAZING mother, don't care about them, I love you baby ❤️
— Tarci (@lacardib_) January 5, 2021
Cardi’s pushback resonated with many people on a couple points. One, parents should be in charge of drawing boundaries for their children, not musical artists. Two, why are they only going after a successful woman?
These are some questions to reflect on. Cardi B’s choice to not let her daughter listen to “WAP” is her boundary as a parent.