Despite not taking home any awards, Cardi B still emerged a winner following Sunday’s Grammys. The “Bodak Yellow” hitmaker delivered an over the top medley of her hits “Up” & “Wap”. The performance included a giant bed, stripper pole and interactive CGI. Megan Thee Stallion also made a cameo.
Although the performance was initially marred by fans for its lackluster energy, it seems the haters were more concerned with the overall tone and message of the performance. A visibly tired Cardi B strutted around in next to nothing. She stop occasionally to grind on poles, back up dancers and even Megan. The two shared an impressive synchronized dance break that has already become a popular meme.
Candace Owens wasted no time tearing the performance to shreds during a Fox News segment. She said Cardi’s performance signified the corrosion and end of an empire for the Grammys.
Candace Owens says WAP being performed at the Grammy’s signifies the “corrosion” and “end of an empire” pic.twitter.com/G1BpwUdTTH— nikki mccann ramírez (@NikkiMcR) March 16, 2021
“Yaaaayyyyyyy WE MADE FOX NEWS GUYS !!! Wap wap wap” responsed Cardi to a video of the verbal lashing.
This set off a extensive back and forth between the two via twitter. Candace continued to belittle Cardi and ask her to take responsibility for being a “cancer cell to the culture” and for poisoning the minds of young black girls.
Cardi on the other hand spent most of the exchange thanking Candace for the free press and educating her on women like Cardi who have risen from trying circumstances to become powerful and successful.
Some highlights below.
Just @ me next time, directly.— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) March 16, 2021
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. https://t.co/qvYriScfWm
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 😜 STREAM UP AND WAP .REMEMBER GROWN PARENTS ONLY YOU CAN MONITOR WHAT YOUR KIDS WATCH NO1 ELSE.— iamcardib (@iamcardib) March 16, 2021
I don’t work for Fox News, Belcalis, nor do I take issue with you having success.— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) March 16, 2021
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. https://t.co/1BZQOVTR6t
What is your obsession with the Trump family?— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) March 16, 2021
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. https://t.co/LNEYdolGwd
Not you talking about two women thrusting their vaginas together while your husband and brother slap cocks and balls together .WELL WOULD YOU LOOK AT THAT !wow https://t.co/SvbnEXOOQF pic.twitter.com/kzzS6nVww9— iamcardib (@iamcardib) March 16, 2021
Yes. Just spoke with my family. I am 100% suing Cardi for that nonsense. 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.— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) March 16, 2021
I‘ll keep you all posted. https://t.co/v2aisvQiOG
IN THONGS ? https://t.co/Zum9BXeTub— iamcardib (@iamcardib) March 17, 2021