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Cardi B slams Candace Owens: ‘I’m not getting pimped out by a White man’

The music superstar did not mince words when addressing the conservative firebrand

Cardi B had time on her hands Sunday night when she posted a stinging video message to conservative personality Candace Owens.

The Grammy award-winning performer, who refused to show her face on camera because she was under the weather, held nothing back in her address to Owens, who Cardi accused of harassing her online for her support of Democratic Party.

“I don’t know why the devil been f**king trying me today but I’m going to give demons a response,” the Bronx rapper said in the opening of the video.

Read More: Cardi B on RNC speaker comparing her to Melania Trump: ‘Didn’t she use to sell that WAP?’

Cardi B, real name Belcalis Almánzar, said that Trump supporters had been harassing her online due to her previous endorsement of Bernie Sanders during the Democratic primary and later of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

Trump supporters like Candace Owens and Fox News, she said, had been targeting her for her politics and recently doing a sit-down interview with Biden.

“Why wouldn’t Joe Biden sit down with me? I have millions of followers and I pay millions in taxes … I’m heard all around the word,” she said. “The same way I get people to pop their p***y and have a good time and make them feel like a bad bitch — I can also encourage millions of followers to go vote.”

While she had remained silent about the internet hate, Cardi said things came to a head when her sister, Hennessy, and her sister’s girlfriend were harassed by Trump supporters in the Hamptons during the Labor Day holiday weekend.

Cardi B and Hennessy Carolina attend Beautycon Festival New York 2019 at Jacob Javits Center on April 07, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Beautycon)
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“You want to call me a dumb bitch, you want to call me illiterate … girl, you’re getting pimped out by White men,” said Cardi B. “You have been this man’s cheerleader. You’re a beautiful Black woman, you talk great, amazing … and this man didn’t have the decency to let you talk at the Republican convention.”

Cardi also pointed out that Trump instead had the Kentucky attorney general, Daniel Cameron, speak at the RNC, despite not yet making any announcement about the police shooting of Breonna Taylor who was shot dead in her own home on March 13.

Read More: Kentucky AG name-drops Breonna Taylor in RNC speech

She then turned her attention back to Owens. “I don’t know what Black man broke your heart … that you hate your kind so much,” said Cardi, who vowed to continue telling her millions of followers to vote in the upcoming election on Nov. 3, despite Republicans and conservative voices like Owens who’d rather she stay silent.

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Cardi B’s video response came after Owens tweeted a video clip on Sunday of her interview with conservative firebrand Ben Shapiro, in which she accused the hip-hop star’s music of being destructive to the Black community.

“Since most black people didn’t have the spine to admit that @benshapiro was 100% correct about @iamcardib and how her music and platform contributes to the disintegration of black culture and values…here you go,” Owens tweeted.

Cardi replied: “Yes you are right I have the number 1 song & I have a huge platform and I can make millions go vote to get the MAN THAT USED YOU .I don’t want to argue with you Candace I really don’t have the time .I honestly just feel sorry for you.”

She also tweeted a short clip of her sister’s encounter with two White men — one of whom wore a “Make America Great Again” hat — and a woman at a beach.

Her video response to Owens ended in true Cardi B fashion: “You wanted an answer, here you go … you have it. Now leave me alone, bitch. Now I’m going to go drink some chicken noodle soup.”

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