Cardi B has defended her use of the word « retarded » after a backlash.
The rapper came under fire after referring to an incident in October when she accidentally posted a nude photo on Instagram and addressed the error with a voice memo on Twitter.
« Lord, Lord, why the hell do you have to make me so stupid and retarded? Why? Why, why, why? » he said at the time. « You know what, I’m never going to beat myself up for that. »
Fans were quick to criticize his comments with one saying, « Please don’t use the R word. I love you, but my son is disabled and that word hurts a lot. It makes me shiver. »
Another added: « Should we cancel the cardiologist for the ‘CardiBIsOver Party’ insult?
Now speaking in her Billboard Woman of the Year cover story, Cardi struck back at her critics.
« I don’t want to be like, ‘Oh, female artists, we have it tough.’ But we do have it fucking hard! « He said.
« N … to be out here doing my best, being disrespectful. Just the other day, they were chewing on me because I said the » R « word. » How are you going to cancel me for calling me retarded? «
She added, « They want you to be Mother Teresa, they want you to put on music, and they want you to look a certain way. It’s like, ‘They have to calm down, I’m just an ordinary bitch, man.’ »
Last weekend, Cardi was also forced to apologize after receiving a reaction for hosting more than 30 people for a Thanksgiving family dinner.
It came after the rapper posted a series of tweets about the reunion.
Meanwhile, the rapper recently spoke about female artists wanting to start « fake meat. »
« When female artists are getting up, you don’t have to leave one because the others are getting up. Every time a female rapper comes out, people want to start pretending that she’s beef, » Cardi said.
Giving a reason why it might be, he added: « Maybe because they don’t see me [con otras mujeres] as often as people want. The thing is, I’m shy – and really shy of reaching out to male artists, to be honest with you. That is why many of the collaborations that I want, I have not gotten them yet because I am afraid of reaching them. I’m always a little dazed by the stars. I think I’m cheesy, even if it’s funny. «