Cardi B received criticism for her decision to not let her two-year-old daughter, Kulture, listen to her hit single “WAP” featuring Megan Thee Stallion.
On New Year’s Eve, Cardi B was jamming out to “WAP” on Instagram live when Kulture walked into the room unexpectedly. Once Cardi realized, she exclaimed, “No, no, no, no, no!” while quickly turning off the song.
Right after, Cardi sipped what appeared to be wine and went into mommy mode.
Cardi B stops Kulture from hearing 'Wap'😂‼️ pic.twitter.com/2uCFp1e99W
— RapTV (@raptvcom) January 4, 2021
It is no secret that Cardi makes explicit music, however, many have criticized Cardi for her reaction. On Monday, Twitter user @mo_fierce said that Cardi should not make music that she feels uncomfortable with her own daughter listening to.
So ya daughter cant listen to it but everybody else’s daughter can ? @iamcardib AW OKAY ! Exactly what I been saying you have an agenda to push with that trash ass label your with. DISGUSTING https://t.co/OZja54dICx
— Mo_fierce (@Mo_fierce) January 5, 2021
Cardi snapped back and defended herself, saying that her music is not for children.
“Parents are responsible on what their children listen too [sic] or see. I I’m [sic] a very sexual person but not around my child just like every other parent should be,” Cardi wrote.
Cardi is known for embracing her sexuality and encourages her fans to do the same. But doing so around children is not okay.
“Its [sic] pretty much common sense.” said the rapper.
There’s moms who are strippers.Pop pussy ,twerk all night for entertainment does that mean they do it around their kids ? No! Stop makin this a debate.Its pretty much common sense. https://t.co/JqZaUKbjNo
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) January 5, 2021
However, this is not the first time she has come under fire for her explicit lyrics. During an interview with an Australian radio show, The Kyle and Jackie O Show, she was questioned on why the song is so vulgar.
“It’s what people wanna hear. If people didn’t wanna hear it, if they were so afraid to hear it, it wouldn’t be doing as good,” said Cardi.
She also explained while it’s her music, she does not want her young daughter exposed to content intended for an adult audience.
Love it or hate it, “WAP” still remains on the Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart after 21 weeks.