There’s no let up in the war of words between conservative political commentator Candace Owens and Cardi B on Twitter.
After being criticized by Owens for contributing to ‘the destruction of American values and American principles’ for her provocative Grammy performance with Megan The Stallion, the rapper initially laughed off the tough talk.
But as the chatter between the two has heated up, both are now in a give-and-take mode of personal and professional jabs in a move to get in the last word.
Talk heating up: Cardi B and Candace Owens are in a war of words on Twitter after the conservative political commentator harshly criticized her raunchy Grammy performance
This all started with a segment on Fox News on Monday night, March 15, when host Tucker Carlson and Owens besieged Cardi’s Grammy performance of WAP for the message it sends to young kids, women, and society as a whole.
Dressed in flashy and skimpy ensembles, Cardi (born Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar) and Megan were straddling each other and writhing on the stage floor while belting out the ultra-raunchy lyrics during the broadcast.
‘Parents should be terrified that this is the direction that our society is heading towards. Again, we are weakening America…. We are setting the stage, and it feels like we are looking at corrosion, like we are about to see the end of an empire,’ Owens surmised during her guest spot.
It should be noted that WAP features the two female rappers discussing how they want men to please them by using explicit sexual descriptions. Following its release in 2020, the tune was critically acclaimed and went on to top the Billboard charts for four weeks.
Laughing it off: Initially, Cardi didn’t seem to mind that the performance was a scathing talking point on Fox News with Tucker Carlson. In fact, she celebrated it for the added media exposure
Critical conversation: During Owens’s rant about Cardi (born Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar), she referenced where she straddled Megan Thee Stallion while belting out the ultra-raunchy lyrics
Initially, Cardi didn’t seem to mind that the performance was a scathing talking point on Fox News. In fact, she celebrated it for the added media exposure.
‘Yaaaayyyyyyy WE MADE FOX NEWS GUYS !!! Wap wap wap,’ the Bronx, New York native tweeted at the time.
But then, after the Grammy broadcast, Cardi poked fun at Owens, referring to her as ‘Candy’, and thanked her for helping boost the number of views of the YouTube video of the Grammys performance.
‘STREAM UP AND WAP .REMEMBER GROWN PARENTS ONLY YOU CAN MONITOR WHAT YOUR KIDS WATCH NO1 ELSE,’ the charismatic rapper tweeted in part.
Personal jabs: Owens returned the favor and called Cardi by her real name after the rapper dubbed her ‘Candy’ in a tweet
Any press is good press: After the Grammy broadcast, Cardi poked fun at Owens, referring to her as ‘Candy’, and thanked her for helping boost the number of views of her Grammys performance on YouTube: ‘STREAM UP AND WAP .REMEMBER GROWN PARENTS ONLY YOU CAN MONITOR WHAT YOUR KIDS WATCH NO1 ELSE,’ the rapper tweeted
Owens then returned the favor and called Cardi B her real first name.
‘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,’ the political commentator hit back.
From there, Owens 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.
‘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,’ the Connecticut native, 31, wrote.
‘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.’
More personal jabs: Owens referenced how Cardi loves to point out her husband’s skin tone; she’s married to George Farmer, a white man who’s a UK native
Dropping politics: Cardi brought up former First Lady Melania Trump’s naked photos from years ago to make her point about who can show off their body without cultural repercussions
Taking sides: Owens defending Melania Trump’s modeling shots by saying she has since evolved over the last three decades
Owens then referenced how Cardi loves to point out her husband’s skin tone; she’s married to George Farmer, a white man who’s a UK native.
‘… 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?’
Cardi shot back: ‘I don’t know why candy is so bothered by WAP.I was just inspired by our former First Lady [Melania Trump]. 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.’
Owens wasted little time in replying, ‘What is your obsession with the Trump family?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.’
Again Cardi tried to have the last word, with a touch of cheeky sarcasm: ‘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.’
Hitting hard: Cardi seemed to outrage Owens when she posted a seemingly tweeted-and-deleted meme about her husband cheating on her with her brother from last November
The lyrics for WAP features the two female rappers discussing how they want men to please them by using explicit sexual descriptions
As the two waged on with their war on Twitter, they both suggested their fight could end up in the courts over a defamation lawsuit. The legal action threats began when Cardi referenced Owens’ 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,’ The Daily Wire writer tweeted.
‘Of course your family going to tell you to sue since you tweeted your brother and husband beat box on d***s .It’s everywhere you can even Google it .Even random people dates they saw you tweet and delete .I DIDNT MADE IT UP.’
Legal action threat: As the two waged on with their war on Twitter, they both suggested their fight could end up in the courts over a defamation lawsuit
Her own legal threat: After Owens threatened to take legal action, Cardi followed up saying she would sue the commentator for claiming she photoshopped a seemingly deleted meme about her husband cheating on her with her brother last November.
Their beef continued on with Owens sharing about how her new show, which drops on Friday, is already ‘a #1 trending topic in the country.’ She also asked fans and followers to be sure ‘to send a thank you note to Cardi’ for her work as her hype man.
The insults continued when the rapper shot back: ‘I’m not your hype man I’m your MOTHER. You look for me when you need help on your career not the other way around. YOU NEED ME I DON’T NEED YOU. Now say thank you mommy Belcalis.’
Owens would again threaten legal action when she added, ‘I’m thinking me and you in a courtroom debating defamation law is what’s around the corner.’
Stay tuned, as this heated debate doesn’t appear to be anywhere close to a conclusion.
Who needs who: Cardi maintained Owens has singled her out to ‘help on her career… Now say thank you mommy Belcalis’
Building up attention: The pair also battled over Owens’ assertion that her upcoming new show is already ‘the #1 trending topic in the country’
More defamation talk: Owens would again threaten legal action when she said she envisions them ‘debating defamation law’ soon enough