Cardi B Defends Her Decision To Stop Daughter Kulture From Listening To 'WAP'

Olivia Blair
·3-min read
Photo credit: Rich Fury - Getty Images
Photo credit: Rich Fury - Getty Images

From ELLE

Cardi B has defended herself after she received criticism over a video in which she is seen stopping her hit 2020 song 'WAP' playing when she realised her two-year-old daughter could hear it.

A livestream video, reportedly taken by the rapper on New Year's Eve on her Instagram Stories, sees Cardi rap along to the lyrics of the song before realising her daughter, Kulture, had walked into the room.

Cardi is seen quickly pausing the music, saying 'la la la la' and taking a sip of her drink when she noticed young ears are around.

Though the video initially circulated due to the mother of one's hilarious reaction, soon the Grammy winner was receiving criticism over preventing her daughter from hearing the song.

Both Cardi and Megan Thee Stallion have, expectedly, received criticism over the sexual nature of their song's lyrics (despite the countless historic examples of male rappers using equally or arguably more sexual content in their music), with several conservative American politicians in particular deriding the hit song.

Following the video with Kulture, one woman on Twitter accused Cardi B of hypocrisy, writing: 'So ya daughter cant listen to it but everybody else’s daughter can? [sic]' Another replied, 'If your daughter can't hear it, why make it? [sic]'

However, Cardi had a readily available response for this query on Tuesday (January 5), stating on Twitter that she does not make music for children.

(Jojo Siwa is a YouTuber/singer extremely popular with kids and younger audiences).

Cardi elaborated, pointing to the examples of parents who work as strippers, rhetorically asking: 'Does that mean they do it in front of their kids? No! Stop making this a debate. It's pretty much common sense. [sic]'

Back in August, shortly after 'WAP' was first released - accompanied by an all-star video featuring Normani, Kylie Jenner and Rosaliá - Cardi told an Australian radio show she would not want Kulture listening to the song.

'No, of course I don’t want my child to listen to this song and everything,' she told the Kylie and Jackie O Show, adding: 'It’s for adults.'

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