Cardi B Tweets In Defense of Kylie Jenner’s ‘WAP’ Music Video Cameo

Cardi B Tweets In Defense of Kylie Jenner’s ‘WAP’ Music Video Cameo

After fans started a petition for the removal of Kylie Jenner from Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s “WAP” music video, Cardi took to Twitter Sunday to defend the cameo, which some objected to on the grounds that, as a wildly-successful reality star and cosmetics mogul, Jenner, who is white, was taking a slot that could have gone to another up-and-coming female musician of color, like her video costars Mulatto, Sukihana, and Rubi Rose, who appeared alongside more well-established singers Normani and Rosalía in the video’s extremely wet mansion. In a series of (now deleted) tweets, Cardi explained why Jenner made the cut. In not so many words, Kylie and her family, especially mom Kris Jenner, are just plain nice.

“Why did I put Kylie on my music video?,” Cardi wrote, in response to a tweet criticizing Jenner’s lack of musical or dance ability, compared to costar Normani. “She treated my sister and daughter so lovely at her kid bday party. Travis and Set are real close and Kris Jenner have giving me advice on certain things I ask for and her husband real cool with mine.”

“These are the girls that I personally like,” Cardi had previously told Apple

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Petition to Remove Kylie Jenner From Meg and Cardi’s “WAP” Video Receives Over 50k Signatures

Petition to Remove Kylie Jenner From Meg and Cardi’s “WAP” Video Receives Over 50k Signatures

Following the release of Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion‘s explosive new track, “WAP,” fans were taken aback when Kylie Jenner made a cameo appearance in the music video for the track. In fact, people even went as far as creating a petition on change.org to have Kylie removed from the video altogether.

“The video was perfect until we saw K and I wanted to throw my phone,” wrote the fan who started the petition. After only being up for two days, the petition to have Kylie removed from the music video currently has around 54,000 signatures.

Fans cited several reasons for why they were sign

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From “WAP” to ‘Zola,’ How Black Artists Were Erased From Their Own Art This Week

From “WAP” to ‘Zola,’ How Black Artists Were Erased From Their Own Art This Week

When Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion dropped their video for “WAP” yesterday, we didn’t think their NSFW rhymes, outrageous fits, and absolutely savage dance routines would be overshadowed by 15 seconds of Kylie Jenner walking. But, alas, the media once again centered whiteness to talk about a Black-led project.

In covering Cardi and Meg’s song, many outlets fell into an oft-used trope of focusing on whiteness as the most important thing about the project. The headlines reflected how much importance is placed on a white woman appearing for a few seconds, versus the two Black women to whom the video belongs.

People spoke of “Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s Sexy ‘WAP’ Music Video Includes a Kylie Jenner Cameo,” while Entertainment Tonight declared that Kylie’s bit “IS EVERYTHING.” People even took the opportunity to segway into a listicle on all the times the kardashians made “epic music video cameos.” Once again, the media was treating Black creators as the accessories in their own craft.

This was not an exceptional lapse in judgment or journalistic faculty, it’s

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Kylie Jenner Debuted a New Hairstyle at an Early Birthday Dinner with Friends – Yahoo Lifestyle

Kylie Jenner Debuted a New Hairstyle at an Early Birthday Dinner with Friends – Yahoo Lifestyle
  • Her birthday isn’t until August 10, but Kylie Jenner celebrated early this week with friends at a dinner at Nobu in Los Angeles.
    • The reality star and makeup mogul, who is turning 23 this year, documented the occasion on her Instagram Stories in a series of video clips.
      • Fans noticed that Kylie was sporting a new look in the clips. The star wore her hair in a natural looking, brown bob for the night out.

        Kylie Jenner debuted a new look for her birthday this week.

        The reality star/makeup mogul turns 23 this week (on August 10, to be exact—mark your calendars). Earlier this week, she had an early birthday celebration with some friends at Nobu in Los Angeles. Kylie documented the night out on her Instagram Story, because that’s just what you do in 2020 when a thing happens.

        “Last night my besties took me to a last minute early bday dinner,” Kylie captioned one clip on Instagram Stories featuring herself and her friend, Harry Hudson. kardashian fans (and people who just can’t avoid knowing a lot about the Kardashians and Jenners because, again, that’s life in 2020) noticed that Kylie was sporting a new look: A chic but casual, natural-looking bob.

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        Carole Baskin Says Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion Music Video Harmful to Big Cats

        Carole Baskin Says Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion Music Video Harmful to Big Cats

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        Megan Thee Stallion Says She’s ‘Looking for a New Girlfriend’ (!!!!)

        Megan Thee Stallion Says She’s ‘Looking for a New Girlfriend’ (!!!!)

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        Jump out of bed and set pussies to wet, because Megan Thee Stallion says she’s “looking for a new girlfriend.”

        The rapper—whose Cardi B collab, “WAP,” dropped on Friday to widespread acclaim, Kylie Jenner cameo notwithstanding—announced that she’s “a free agent on the ladies side” in what appears to be a recent Instagram Live circulating on Twitter.

        “I’m a free agent on the ladies side,” Meg told her Live viewers, who numbered over 15,000 according to the clip. “I’m looking for a new girlfriend. If anybody—anybody trying to be a hot girl.”

        She goes on to clarify her type:

        • “little petite tings”
        • “petite tings with tattoos”
        • “Spanish girls with big ole asses”
        • “petite Black girls”

        If that’s you, Megan’s DMs are presumably open!!


        Speaking of Cardi and Megan’s “WAP,” I am losing my mind over this Los Angeles congressional candidate’s response to the song.

        “Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion are what happens when children are raised without God and without a strong father figure,” tweeted Republican hopeful James P. Bradley on Friday, per

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        Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion stun with their XXX-rated ‘WAP’ video

        Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion stun with their XXX-rated ‘WAP’ video

        Kylie Jenner’s surprising appearance in the new XXX-rated video for ‘WAP’ from Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion has left some fans fuming that she is guilty of cultural appropriation. 

        The 22-year-old make up mogul makes her cameo at the 1.40-minute mark, strutting down a hallway in a revealing animal-print ensemble that has angered some for taking attention away from the black rap stars. 

        Despite Cardi B on Friday tweeting that the video was about ‘different races’ and ‘different backgrounds’, a petition calling for Jenner’s removal is still gaining steam with more than 47,500 signatures as of Saturday morning.  

        Cardi, 27, and Megan, 25, sent fans into a meltdown Friday with the release of their collaboration, along with a music video in which they stunned in a number of barely-there outfits.

        Kylie Jenner's appearance in the video in this very racy outfit caused an outcry on Twitter

        Kylie Jenner’s appearance in the video in this very racy outfit caused an outcry on Twitter

        Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's XXX-rated new music video left some horrified and branding the rap stars as 'without God' and 'useless women'

        Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s XXX-rated new music video left some horrified and branding the rap stars as ‘without God’ and ‘useless women’

        Many fans were disgusted when they saw Kylie Jenner appear in the video

        Many fans were disgusted when they saw Kylie Jenner appear in the video

        While many praised the rappers for their late-summer hit that centers on sexual female empowerment, others were disgusted at the risqué scenes and visuals that show them lying with snakes and rolling together in a pool.

        Some even went so far as to accuse the stars of being ‘without God’ and branded them ‘useless women’. 

        The surprising appearance of Jenner was the major cause for controversy, however, as the businesswoman was accused of cultural appropriation and of taking up space as a white woman in a power anthem from black women.

        The racy video featured six surprise celebrity cameos in total, as well as Kylie, including Normani, Rosalía, Rubi Rose, Sukihana, and Mulatto. 

        Yet the reality TV star was trashed for a ‘culture vulture’ and ‘#NotKylie’ began trending on Twitter.

        Author Roxane Gay tweeted: ‘I enjoyed the WAP video. Bright and colorful and wholesome. Educational,’ adding: ‘But why the Kylie Jenner interlude? No one asked for that.’

        ‘When you vibing to Cardi & Meg WAP then you see kylie jenner/kardashian face instead of Saweetie,’ tweet user Mr. Gemini.

        ‘Not Kylie Jenner,’ others tweeted in horror.

        One fan went do far as to edit Jenner out and shared the new video online.

        Kylie's cameo caused an outcry among some fans who have since called for her to be removed

        Kylie’s cameo caused an outcry among some fans who have since called for her to be removed

        ‘If they were looking to include a white woman in the WAP video, they could’ve easily chosen Anne Hathaway instead of Kylie Jenner,’ joked user Agu Nwanyi.

        In fact, some of the negative responses were so strong that there was even a Change.org petition started to have Kylie removed from the video, started by a user named Nini who said: ‘The video was perfect until we saw K and I wanted to throw my phone.’

        The petition had more than 47,500 signatures as of Saturday morning, with those who signed leaving their reasons for doing so in the comments. 

        ‘I was happily enjoying my daily cup of brown women until that culture stealing colonizer showed up and made me spill. Thank you,’ wrote Aaliyah Parra.

        One fan started a Change.org petition to get Kylie Jenner removed from the video

        One fan started a Change.org petition to get Kylie Jenner removed from the video

        The reactions to Kylie's cameo came thick and fast and many fans were left unhappy

        The reactions to Kylie’s cameo came thick and fast and many fans were left unhappy

        ‘I was so disappointed in the decision to feature Kylie – the fact that it was Kylie’s feature pretty much front and centre over Normani proves that white woman are consistently chosen over any other,’ said Karen Ford.

        ‘I thought a better choice that reflects 2020 would have been taken’

        ‘She is a culture vulture who doesn’t remember how her own complexion looks! down with the culture vultures!!!’ complained Tione Willaims.

        ‘Black lives matter, black WOMEN matter. Kylie Jenner does not deserve to be amongst these ethereal black women,’ added Sarah Trotter.

        ‘She should be paying her sweatshop workers. She should be advocating for black women, for black trans people, for black lives publicly.’ 

        Others also claimed Rosalia should not have been included as she’s Hispanic.

        ‘I ain’t want to see kylie Jenner nor Rosalia in the WAP video, that video was for coloreds only,’ tweeted @cidnneyhart.

        Rosalia was also a controversial choice for some as she stunned in a red latex bodysuit

        Rosalia was also a controversial choice for some as she stunned in a red latex bodysuit

        Betty White started trending on Twitter after some thought she should have made the video

        Betty White started trending on Twitter after some thought she should have made the video

        While Cardi and Megan received mostly praise, the same could not be said for Kylie

        While Cardi and Megan received mostly praise, the same could not be said for Kylie

        Meanwhile, Golden Girls star Betty White then became a trending topic, as Twitter users suggested she should have been given the cameo spot over Kylie.

        ‘I got scared when I saw Betty White trending but it’s only because folks wanted her in the #WAP video instead of Kylie,’ @qsteph tweeted.

        Cardi B appeared to respond to the criticism of Jenner later Friday although did not explicitly name her.

        Instead, she thanked all the women who were in the video and said that it was about ‘different races’ and ‘different backgrounds’.

        ‘I wanna say thank you to every woman that was a part of my video! The fact that you made time in your schedules means a lot to me!’ she wrote. 

        ‘It was so important to me to include different women that are different races and come from different backgrounds but are so powerful and influential.’

        Jenner has not responded to the criticism but posted several shots from backstage and the making of the video. 

        Cardi and Hot Girl Meg released the surprise collab just days after announcing it, and the video has since garnered more than 32million views on YouTube.

        Yet alongside the Jenner critics, others took a hit at the rappers themselves and the explicit content of the video

        Among those to voice their disgust at WAP – which reached number 1 in the iTunes chart Friday – was James Bradley, a Republican candidate for Congress, who claimed that he ‘accidentally’ heard the song.

        ‘Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion are what happens when children are raised without God and without a strong father figure,’ he wrote.

        ‘Their new “song” The WAP (which i heard accidentally) made me want to pour holy water in my ears and I feel sorry for future girls if this is their role model!’

        James Bradley, a Republican candidate for Congress, claimed the WAP video, pictured above, is 'what happens when children are raised without God and without a strong father figure'

        James Bradley, a Republican candidate for Congress, claimed the WAP video, pictured above, is ‘what happens when children are raised without God and without a strong father figure’

        The popular video showed the star writing with snakes and rolling in a pool

         The popular video showed the star writing with snakes and rolling in a pool

        The racy visuals in the video have left some criticizing Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion

         The racy visuals in the video have left some criticizing Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion 

        Bradley was branded as a hypocrite by some, comparing the criticism of WAP to how President Trump’s comments about ‘grabbing her by the p***y’ was dismissed as ‘locker room talk’.

        ‘You’re cool with a racist WHITE MAN talking about WAP but Black and Latino women make you want to pour holy water in your ears?’ asked Bishop Talbert Swann.

        A few hours later, Bradley pulled back from his harsh words and said that the rappers had the right to make the video and release the song. 

        ‘Secondly, while I personally take offense to the lyrics and messaging of this song, I absolutely respect her 1st Amendment right to make it,’ he added. 

        ‘Also surprised that Twitter doesn’t mind this kind of free speech but has a problem with conservative free speech.’ 

        Yet, Bradley was far from alone in being offended.

        Bradley spoke out harshly against the rap stars but then pulled back and said it was their right

        Bradley spoke out harshly against the rap stars but then pulled back and said it was their right

        DeAnna Lorraine, a former congressional candidate who ran against Nancy Pelosi, accused the rap stars of setting ‘the entire female gender back by 100 years with their disgusting & vile “WAP” song’.

        ‘Remember, Bernie Sanders campaigned with Cardi B. Kamala Harris called her a role model. The Democrats su

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        Fans Start Petition To Remove Kylie Jenner From Cardi B’s “WAP” Video

        Fans Start Petition To Remove Kylie Jenner From Cardi B’s “WAP” Video

        Fans have started a petition to remove Kylie Jenner from the music video for “WAP.”

        Fan outrage over Kylie Jenner’s appearance in the music video for Cardi B‘s new song “WAP” featuring Megan Thee Stallion has reached new heights. A Change.org petition is now active and has been signed by over 55,000 users.

        Kylie Jenner, WAP, Cardi BRich Fury / Getty Images

        “The video was perfect until we saw K and I wanted to throw my phone,” the petition summary reads.

        The video, which was released Friday (Aug. 7), shows Jenner around the midway point for a brief period.

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        People are already editing Kylie Jenner out of Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s ‘WAP’

        People are already editing Kylie Jenner out of Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s ‘WAP’

        Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s highly-anticipated video for “WAP” debuted Friday, and there’s already outrage directed at one of its special guests, Kylie Jenner.

        The video has more than 9 million views since its midnight debut, and the collaboration finds Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion walking around an explicitly decorated mansion filled with tigers and snakes. Singers Rosalía and Normani and rappers Rubi Rose, Sukihana, and Mulatto are also featured, but many media reports centered on Jenner’s appearance, instead of its two stars. And a lot of people called it out.


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        People felt so strongly a Change.org petition to remove Jenner from “WAP” started circulating. However, user _TheLoveBelow_ did the work and edited her out. Of course, others pointed out that Cardi knew Jenner’s appearance would make people talk—and click.

        The video also drew the typical scolding critiques from Republicans. James P. Bradley, a candidate for California’s 33rd Congressional District, claimed he heard the song “accidentally,” the ultimate tell-on-yourself line. He was promptly piled on.


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        As always, Bossip’s headline sums it up best.

        *First Published: Aug 7, 2020, 12:05 pm

        Audra Schroeder

        Audra Schroeder is the Daily Dot’s senior entertainment writer, and she focuses on streaming, comedy, and music. Her work has previously appeared in the Austin Chronicle, the Dallas Observer, NPR, ESPN, Bitch, and the Village Voice. She is based in Austin, Texas.

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