Rapper Cardi B and conservative commentator Candace Owens threatened to sue each other after the two engaged in a feud on Twitter this week.
The dispute started after Owens on Monday criticized the New York rapper’s performance of her hit song “WAP” at the Grammy Awards on Sunday alongside fellow rapper Megan Thee Stallion.
Owens told Fox News host Tucker CarlsonTucker CarlsonStefanik in ad says Democrats want 'permanent election insurrection' Joint Chiefs Chairman Milley becomes lightning rod on right 90 percent of full-time Fox Corp. employees say they're fully vaccinated: executive MORE that the performance was a “spectacle” and a display “of blatant nudity and sexualization.”
Cardi B later tweeted a clip from the show and sarcastically thanked the conservative commentator on social media.
“Matter fact I’m just going to thank Candy,” Cardi B wrote in a since-deleted post, according to Vulture. “She put my performance on Fox News giving it more views that boosted the views on YouTube and is counting towards my streams and sales.”
“Wow. Imagine if wap caused the downfall of the American empire and not North Korea bomb threats, terrorism, racism or bad government?” the rapper also tweeted.
Wow .Imagine if wap caused the downfall of the American empire and not North Korea bomb threats , terrorism, racism or bad government? !! THAT WOULD BE SO ICONIC !!! STREAM UP / WAP https://t.co/raiJhaw9JU— iamcardib (@iamcardib) March 16, 2021
Owens responded to the “Bodak Yellow” rapper’s comments on Tuesday, claiming that she takes “issue with you being used to encourage young women to strip themselves of dignity.”
I don’t work for Fox News, Belcalis, nor do I take issue with you having success.— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) March 16, 2021
I take issue with you being used to encourage young women to strip themselves of dignity.
Men typically treat women how they treat themselves.
You know that. https://t.co/1BZQOVTR6t
Cardi B later tweeted in response that “I don’t know why Candy is so bothered by WAP. I was just inspired by our former first lady," she said, sharing a censored photo of former first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpFormer aide sees Melania Trump as 'the doomed French queen': book If another 9/11 happened in a divided 2021, could national unity be achieved again? Former Trump aide Stephanie Grisham planning book: report MORE. The tweet has also since been deleted.
The women continued trading barbs on social media this week, with Cardi B sharing several tweets that purported to show Owens saying that her husband had an affair with her brother.
Owens maintained that the tweets were photoshopped and threatened to sue the rapper for slander against her brother.
The rapper later threatened in a since-deleted tweet to countersue Owens for alleging that she shared fake or edited photos.
“Just spoke with my family. I am 100% suing Cardi for that nonsense. You can’t just start throwing out wild lies against private members of my family because you’re upset someone called your out on your degenerate performance,” Owens tweeted on Tuesday.
I am literally laughing out loud.— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) March 16, 2021
Cardi. My dear.
That is clearly a photoshopped tweet.
Only one of us has a husband that sleeps around. https://t.co/Mq7gbUFSDj
Yes. Just spoke with my family. I am 100% suing Cardi for that nonsense. You can’t just start throwing out wild lies against private members of my family because you’re upset someone called your out on your degenerate performance.— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) March 16, 2021
I‘ll keep you all posted. https://t.co/v2aisvQiOG
Owens also shared a 13-minute video on Instagram continuing to criticize Cardi B’s performance and her attacks on social media.
Cardi B has been a vocal critic of former President TrumpDonald TrumpUN meeting with US, France canceled over scheduling issue Trump sues NYT, Mary Trump over story on tax history McConnell, Shelby offer government funding bill without debt ceiling MORE. After initially backing Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersFranken targets senators from both parties in new comedy tour Pelosi says House members would not vote on spending bill top line higher than Senate's Groups push lawmakers to use defense bill to end support for Saudis in Yemen civil war MORE (I-Vt.) in the Democratic presidential primary, she called on her supporters to vote for President BidenJoe BidenUN meeting with US, France canceled over scheduling issue Schumer moves to break GOP blockade on Biden's State picks GOP Rep. Cawthorn likens vaccine mandates to 'modern-day segregation' MORE in the general election against the former president.