Cardi B, in her typical style, has hit back at conservative commentator Candace Owens on Twitter after she slammed "WAP" for "destroying America"...
And of course, it's caused the most brutal of Twitter wars.
Scroll on to check out the heated argument between the pair that went down last night...
Now, as you may be aware, "WAP" isn't exactly the family-friendly track of the decade.
Cardi B and Meghan Thee Stallion's hit collaboration has been taking the world by storm ever since its release in August last year.
The song is riddled with sexual connotations and innuendos from start to finish...
And let's face it, we all know the lyrics at this point.
And that was just a warm-up.The rest of the song weighs in on some pretty explicit sexual activity, which I'm not going to write about here - for obvious reasons.
And just when we thought that was enough...
A whole host of female dancers feature in the video...
via: YouTubeBecause Cardi "wanted different types of bad b****es in my video. Black, white, Latin, mix."
And we can't forget Kylie Jenner's somewhat arbitrary appearance, can we?One segment of the video shows the reality star walking seductively through the house in a revealing leopard print bodysuit - this then resulted in a petition being launched to get her removed from the video.
However, that doesn't mean the song hasn't experienced its success.
In the days following its release, Cardi excitedly took to Instagram to share that the song had reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and had the most streams in the first opening week in music history.
Oh, and the video has since received more than 360 million views.
Many now even regard "WAP" as one of the most iconic feminist anthems of all time...
@laurenhtexas 🗣 If a woman doesn’t feel empowered by WAP she’s a fake feminist— 🌷 miguel 🌷 (@🌷 miguel 🌷)1607570585.0
With women from all over the world claiming to feel "empowered" by its lyrics.
However, on the other hand...
WAP is disgusting. It pissed off a lot of people who raised daughters who respect themselves. I long for the days when hip hop portrayed our women as queens.— JulesWins (@Juleswinz) December 12, 2020
Many have slammed the track as "inappropriate" and "damaging to feminism"... so, you can only imagine the fury when the duo performed the controversial song live at Sunday's 2021 Grammys Awards Ceremony.
Megan kicked off their joint performance with a cabaret-style medley of "Body" and her now Grammy-winning smash "Savage"...
Before the opening notes of "WAP" started.
Admittedly, it was a "clean" version of the song, with certain words omitted out from the verses.
However, viewers have still been left outraged by the sexual nature of the choreography, with many claiming that it was way too explicit for a primetime show.
It even led to criticism online from an anti-p**** group labeling the performance "hardcore" p****."
"In a performance that could have been cut from a hardcore pornography film, CBS allowed a glamorization of stripping & prostitution to be broadcast ... Prostitution & stripping are never empowering for women, as they set up systems that exploit & oppress women." —@DawnHawkins33— National Center on Sexual Exploitation (@ncose) March 15, 2021
The group said the "show contributed to the sexual exploitation of women."
And they weren't the only ones to get offended by the nature of the performance...
Many others, including conservatives, Tucker Carlson and Candace Owens have weighed in on the issue.
Appearing together on Fox News earlier this week, Tucker claimed that "it's hard not to conclude they're [Cardi B and Stallion] intentionally trying to degrade our culture and hurt our children."
And alongside him, Candace agreed with his comments.
"I mean Dr. Seuss, gone. Mr. Potato Head, problematic, not enough genders available..." Candace started by saying.
"We've seen going through the supermarket as a traumatizing experience. We lost Aunt Jemima last year. We lost Land O'Lakes butter last year. We lost Uncle Ben and his rice last year because everything is so traumatizing for children to look at."
"But this? This spectacle? Virtually what we were looking at last night was a lesbian s*x scene being simulated on television, and this is considered feminist. It's iconic. It's forward. It's progressive."
She then claimed that "WAP" is an "attack on American values."
"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."
"We are seeing the destruction of American values and principles and it's terrifying."
"I think parents should be terrified that this is the direction that our society is heading towards. We are weakening America, that's really what we should be talking about. This is a weakening of American society ... We are about to see the end of an empire. America cannot survive, it can not be sustained, under these sorts of values and principles."
But of course, if we know Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, this won't affect them one little bit...
And obviously, it didn't!
Initially, Cardi didn't seem to mind that the performance was a scathing talking point on Fox News and she actually celebrated it for the added media exposure.
Yaaaayyyyyyy WE MADE FOX NEWS GUYS !!! Wap wap wap https://t.co/g7AX947RMb— iamcardib (@iamcardib) March 16, 2021
"Yaaaayyyyyyy WE MADE FOX NEWS GUYS !!! Wap wap wap," she tweeted alongside the video of Tucker and Candace criticizing her performance.
But it didn't take long for things to turn ugly.
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
The rapper decided to tweet a sarcastic thanks to Candace for giving "WAP" more views and streams, all while playfully referring to her as "Candy"... which we're sure Candace will have hated.
But Candace then returned the favor and called Cardi by her real first name.
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
"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 encouraging young women to strip themselves of dignity. Men typically treat women how they treat themselves. You know that," the political commentator hit back on Twitter.
From there, Candace proceeded to elaborate on why she feels the "Bodak Yellow" star needs to take responsibility for the message she's sending with her sexual innuendos on live television.
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.— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) March 16, 2021
"We hear so many women complaining about how men treat women. Cardi B begs the question— how do women treat themselves? We can fix black culture, we can't do it if we keep pretending it's not broken. That performance was disgusting. Let's start by calling a spade a spade.
"If you think making your husband a sandwich is a sin, but popping your v*gina into another woman's v*gina in front of the world is power — you are a lost soul," she then tweeted.
The Twitter argument became heated very quickly...
And as a black woman you should know better then that .You know Deum well America made caricature of black women only being good in the kitchen and taking care of children also known as the “mammy” https://t.co/EwLVNCeCx8— iamcardib (@iamcardib) March 16, 2021
And Cardi soon started using the topic of race against Candace, saying that "as a Black woman, she should know better."
Candace then referenced how Cardi loves to point out her husband's skin tone - George Farmer, a white man who's a U.K native.
You always love to mention my husband’s skin tone— so let me ask— what color are the people that are encouraging you to strip in front of the world?— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) March 16, 2021
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?
"So let me ask - 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?"
The conversation then turned to Melania Trump, as Cardi posted a series of the former First Lady's racy modeling shots...
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 ? Wow America is soo unfair .To think this was the land of the free. https://t.co/f36x5a7H3H— iamcardib (@iamcardib) March 16, 2021
And when questioned by Candace over why she's so "obsessed" with the Trumps, she responded with:
"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? Wow, America is soo unfair. To think this was the land of the free."
As the pair waged on with their war on Twitter, they both suggested their fight could end up in the courts over a defamation lawsuit.
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
The legal action threats began when Cardi referenced Candace's seemingly tweeted-and-deleted meme about her husband cheating on her with her brother last November.
"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. I'll keep you all posted," Candace then fired back.
Of course, Cardi was the one who tried to have the last word...
Tempting. But I’m thinking me and you in a courtroom debating defamation law is what’s around the corner.— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) March 17, 2021
But Candace was the one who jumped in at the last minute with a strong suggestion of a defamation lawsuit.
"Tempting. But I'm thinking me and you in a courtroom debating defamation law is what's around the corner," Candace said in response to Cardi's suggestion of debating Trump and Biden on a beach.
Got a headache yet?
Because we sure as hell do! You can watch Candace and Tucker's original conversation here.
Make sure to stay posted for updates on this explosive story.