The claws are out!
Cardi B and conservative pundit Candace Owens engaged in a nasty online feud that spiraled out of control — ending with both parties threatening to get their lawyers involved. The heated exchange began when Candace slammed Cardi and Megan Thee Stallion's racy "WAP" performance from the Grammys on Sunday, March 14.
While speaking to Fox's Tucker Carlson one day after the awards show, Candace criticized the rap duo's raunchy performance, saying: “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.
“And it’s terrifying! I think parents should be terrified that this is the direction that our society is heading towards,” she continued. “And again, we are weakening America… that’s really what we should be talking about, this is a weakening of American society.”
On Sunday night, Cardi and Megan danced around a giant lucite heel while wearing chrome lingerie before they locked legs together on a giant stage, shaped like a bed, and rolled around twerking.
One day after the conservative author threw shade at the artists, Cardi comically tweeted: "Yaaaayyyyyyy WE MADE FOX NEWS GUYS !!! Wap wap wap," alongside a clip of Candace talking about their "WAP" performance on Fox.
"Matter fact I’m just going to thank Candy. 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," Cardi added in another tweet. "STREAM UP AND WAP .REMEMBER GROWN PARENTS ONLY YOU CAN MONITOR WHAT YOUR KIDS WATCH NO1 ELSE."
Candace — who is debuting her new talk show, Candace, on Friday, March 19 — wasn't ready to back down and took to Twitter to continue the feud. While it was initially over Cardi's controversial performance, the heated back-and-forth exchange spiraled into comments about each other's families and false allegations.
Candace first replied to Cardi's second tweet. The political pundit explained: "I don’t work for Fox News, Belcalis, nor do I take issue with you having success. 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."
In response, the mama-of-one shared a naked photo (click here for the NSFW tweet) of former model-turned-first lady Melania Trump and wrote, "No! Candy, men treat women on how a woman allows a man to treat them. I mean look at Melania she was a porn star however she didn’t allowed Trump to treat her as so or shame her for her passed and made her into a First Lady & the mother of his child."
Cardi shared another seductive photo of Melania practically naked, adding: "I don’t know why candy is so bothered by WAP. I was just inspired by our former First Lady. Anyways congrats on your new show I hope you speak more about WAP I need it to reach a new Audience to go 6x platinum. Any exposure will help. Love you candy STREAM UP."
Candace then questioned what Cardi's obsession is "with the Trump family?" She said, "You are digging up modeling shots from our former First Lady from 3 decades ago. She has evolved, you have not. What you did at the Grammy’s was disgusting. Own it." Cardi replied: "I’m obsessed she’s my idol.
"She showed me I can be naked perform wap and still be a First Lady one day ! ....wait so only White women can be naked and show their sexuality and evolve in their 30s but I can’t ?" the "Money" rapper questioned. "Wow America is soo unfair. To think this was the land of the free."
The online battle between the two heated up after Candace spit back, "You are insecure and I irk you because I see right through the facade."
Candace said the rapper was a "part of a larger cancer that is manifesting in black culture," and that "there’s no person in America who can look you in the face and honestly say they wish they’re daughters turned out like you."
Cardi, clearly appalled by Candace's commentary, shared a video of the conservative making a sandwich for her husband in the kitchen. In the clip, Candace said to the camera: "I'm making my husband a sandwich, of course. Because that's what a woman should do. Be in the kitchen making her husband a sandwich when she's nine months pregnant and barefoot."
Alongside the video, Cardi questioned: "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."
However, Cardi did specify that she has "no problem" making her husband, rapper Offset, a sandwich if he "had a long day at work or he just finish f**kin me good." On the other hand, Cardi noted that a husband is "supposed to cater to you," especially when you're "9 months pregnant."
Candace, who didn't seem to be getting Cardi's point, responded, "If you think making your husband a sandwich is a sin, but popping your vagina into another woman’s vagina in front of the world is power — you are a lost soul."
Cardi clarified that "it's not a sin." She added, "But claiming, 'That’s what a woman supposed to do' set us women Black or white to hundreds of years back. You have your own show and voice because women fought for years for us to be free to do what we please NOT to be in a kitchen being submissive to a man."
As the lengthy social media feud continued, Candace asked Cardi: "What color are the people that are encouraging you to strip in front of the world? Who owns your record labels? Who owns CBS and the GRAMMY’s? Who made the most money off of your WAP? You sold it to who?"
Cardi shut Candace down by telling her to "stop blaming my label for me being sexual .Before I got signed to a label I was very much open to my sexuality. You knew I was stripper. YOU WATCHED ME in love & hip hop .You knew all of that yet you still ENDORSE ME ON THIS TWEET .YOU DID ! Case close !"
She even went so far as to share one of Candace's previous tweets, where she said she's been watching Cardi on Love & Hip Hop. "She doesn't pay attention to politics but if she did she would be a Kanye mindset. She believes in freedom," Candace tweeted about Cardi in 2018.
"Don’t be mad at me be mad at yourself," Cardi added in another tweet, reiterating that Candace endorsed the rapper before she signed with a label.
As if that wasn't enough, here's where the lawyer talk comes in. After Candace said Cardi, at best, was "self-deprecating and humorous," she added: "At your worst, you are naked, shoving your vagina into another woman’s vagina while thrusting atop her."
In response, Cardi shared an alleged old tweet from Candace which read, "Yes, my husband did cheat on me with my brother. Yes, he said no when I asked to join them."
"Not you talking about two women thrusting their vaginas together while your husband and brother slap c*cks and balls together .WELL WOULD YOU LOOK AT THAT !wow," Cardi wrote alongside the alleged tweet.
However, Candace denied ever sending that tweet and insisted, "That is clearly a photoshopped tweet," before adding, "Only one of us has a husband that sleeps around."
On the other hand, Cardi insisted: "This wasn’t photoshopped you was trending the whole day when you tweeted this and it was published on a lot of blog outlets.
"Your right mine sleeps around yours sleeps at [sic] yours sleep at your home with your brother C*CK BOXING while you tweet me," she added before showing multiple articles that talked about the alleged tweet.
"What the actual hell are you talking about?" Candace tweeted back. "Are you dead serious right now trying to substantiate a photoshopped tweet? Asking one more time before I get the lawyers to make you publicly admit you’re lying and embarrass yourself."
Cardi didn't seem to mind the lawyer threat, as she responded: "Not you being mad at me for WHAT YOU TWEETED AND is published on public blogs .I ain’t made it up honey Google it yourself."
In return, Candace accused "Team Cardi" of "working overtime to photoshop tweets because she’s being dragged so badly...again. @iamcardib is having a bad day," she added.
Still finding humor in the situation, Cardi shared a video of a woman laughing, saying "Candy girl," and wrote: "Candy girl now why you lying when you can simply Google your tweet.I should sue you for makin it seem like I photoshop something when there’s dozens of articles on it and you was trending on Twitter cause of it in November."
The heated exchange only worsened as Candace said the website that posted her alleged tweet "looks like a random blog that seems to have been dumb enough to have fallen for a photoshopped tweet."
"You tweeted that the photoshopped tweet was real and you saw it on a day that I was trending — which is a lie. You made that part up to help circulate a slanderous lie," Candace continued, before Cardi spat back: "Didn’t you just tweeted that Me and my team are photoshopping sh*t to take you down and now your saying that the blog was wrong even if you was trending in November all day cause of the tweet? Which one is it ?I should sue you for saying I’m photoshopping sh*t."
Afterwards, Candace decided it was time to lawyer up. "Yes. Just spoke with my family. I am 100% suing Cardi for that nonsense," Candace tweeted. "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. I‘ll keep you all posted."
Cardi insisted that she didn't make the tweet up because there is proof that "random people" online saw the tweet when it was initially posted. "Of course your family going to tell you to sue since you tweeted your brother and husband beat box on d*cks .It’s everywhere you can even Google it," Cardi commented back.
In conclusion, Cardi claimed she was also going to sue Candy "for claiming I photoshopped a tweet that dozens of articles reported about back in November 2016z. First she claim me and my team photoshopped it now it was a fake tweet."