Conservative commentator Candace Owens recently got into a Twitter argument with rapper Cardi B and is now threatening to sue after the rapper faked a vulgar social media post about Owens and her family.
“Yes. Just spoke with my family. I am 100% suing Cardi for that nonsense,” Owens tweeted. “You can’t just start throwing out wild lies against private members of my family because you’re upset someone called you out on your degenerate performance. I’ll keep you all posted.”
The feud started after Owens went on “Tucker Carlson” to discuss Cardi B’s explicit performance of “WAP,” a song with an acronym too offensive to name, at the Grammy awards. During the program, Owens expressed her dismay and disgust at how the cultural elites laud such sexually graphic songs and performances while canceling Dr. Seuss, certain Disney films and other cultural icons now deemed offensive by the woke left.
“It’s hard not to conclude they’re intentionally trying to degrade our culture and hurt our children,” Owens began.
“I mean Dr. Seuss, gone. Mr. Potato Head, problematic, not enough genders available,” she continued, referring to the decision to remove “Mr.” from the toy to make it more gender neutral.
“But this? This spectacle? Virtually what we were looking at last night was a lesbian sex scene being simulated on television, and this is considered feminist. It’s iconic. It’s forward. It’s progressive,” Owens said.
“This is starting, to me, to seem like it’s not even left or right. It’s not a political issue. This seems like an attack on American values, American traditions, and you’re actually actively trying to make children aspire to things that are grotesque. We are celebrating perversity in America.”
The rapper didn’t take too kindly to Owen’s remarks, and took to Twitter to respond.
It started with this tweet, “Yaaaayyyyyyy WE MADE FOX NEWS GUYS !!! Wap wap wap,” Cardi said. (author’s emphasis)
Owens responded, “Just @ me next time, directly. You are a cancer cell to culture. Young black girls are having their minds poisoned by what you are trying to package and sell to them as ‘empowerment.’ I’m one of the few that has courage to tell you the truth. You should thank me.”
This initial exchange then descended into a tit for tat for hours on Twitter, with the rapper attacking not only Owens’ but her family and marriage as well.
“And black women should be more like you? After all the fighting for equality and freedom they should be submissive to a white a man after years of abuse & rape making them a sandwich while pregnant cause in your words ‘that’s what a woman should do’? Interesting,” Cardi tweeted while posting a video showing the political commentator making a sandwich.
Owen’s husband is white and English.
“Making my husband a sandwich is not submissive,” Owens tweeted in response. “Cooking for your family is not submissive. Yes, a good woman should take care of her family. And yes, a good man does the same. My relationship is healthy. You can’t say the same so maybe take some notes.”
As the Twitter exchange went on, Cardi B resorted to posting an obviously photoshopped Twitter post made by someone else utilizing images from Owens’ own Twitter account.
It read, “Yes, my husband did cheat on me with my brother. Yes, he said no when I asked to join them.”
Cardi B also wrote a post, which is too vulgar for this publication but can be found here.
Owens clapped back, “I am literally laughing out loud. Cardi. My dear. That is clearly a photoshopped tweet. Only one of us has a husband that sleeps around.”
Though Owens was willing to let the clearly fabricated tweet slide, Cardi B doubled down and wrote that it was trending on Twitter at the time. It wasn’t. In fact, the tweet had been photoshopped by a different blog and published.
Candace tweeted, “FYI I DO have a brother, a private citizen, who you are slandering right now with this photoshopped image that you are now publicly claiming you saw tweeted in real life. You want to admit you lied now, or get sued so I can expose you as a liar? I win either way.”
As a result of the exchange, Owens’ has stated she is now investigating what legal options might be available.
It’s healthy for a society to engage in debate, but to throw up such a transparently fake tweet to attack both Owens and her family goes too far.
Obviously, the woke culture cannot stand up to scrutiny and resorts to ad hominem attacks instead of dealing with the actual issue, the impact that sexually explicit song lyrics have on young people, especially teenage girls.
“WAP” has been considered by some as the new female empowerment anthem. As Plugged In explains, “For those praising ‘WAP,’ Cardi B’s message is a positive one, and its explicit lyrics are praiseworthy precisely because they confront traditional and conservative understandings of sexuality.”
But it isn’t. The way that this song has invaded the culture, and television screens, should be concerning to all parents. In fact, the music video has been viewed almost 370 million times.
As Adam Holz shared from Plugged In, “Cardi B isn’t afraid to have conversation about sex with the millions of people watching and listening to her—including, perhaps, our children. We need to take a page from Cardi’s playbook and be similarly bold in helping our children understand that sex between a married couple is indeed a good, beautiful and pleasurable bond—as well as articulating the deep and lasting damage that can come from embracing a worldview that confuses self-exploitation with empowerment.”