Cardi B Defends Kylie Jenner’s Cameo In WAP Video

After there was a petition to remove Kylie from the video, Cardi has responded in since-deleted tweets.

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by Daisy Jordan |
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In case you've been living under a rock, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's new music video for WAP dropped on Thursday and almost immediately broke the Internet with cameos from Kylie Jenner (who walked into a room) and Normani (who performed a dance routine).

While fans went wild for the tune, which is Cardi's first music release in over a year, they weren't too happy about Kylie's appearance. In fact they were so irritated by it that they created a petition to remove Kim Kardashian's half-sister from the video and, it's racked up thousands of signatures since its creation on Friday.

Some of the comments on the petition explain their reasons for disliking the reality TV star's appearance in the video, with one fan writing, 'I was happily enjoying my daily cup of brown women until that culture stealing colonizer showed up and made me spill. Thankyou'.

Another added, 'She is a culture vulture who doesn't remember how her own complexion looks! down with the culture vultures!!!'

Some fans also had a laugh by calling for Kylie to be replaced by Betty White, which led to the Golden Girls star to start trending on Twitter.

At first, Cardi didn't directly comment on the petition, instead writing on Twitter, 'I wanna say thank you to every woman that was apart of my video! The fact that you made time in your schedules means alot to me! 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.'

But, in since deleted tweets, Cardi has defended her decision for the KUWTK star's cameo. 'Why did I put Kylie on my music video? She treated my sister [Hennessy] and daughter [Kulture] so lovely at her kid [Stormi's] bday party,' she wrote on Twitter. She added that Stormi's dad Travis Scott and her husband Offset 'are real close' and Kylie's mom Kris Jenner '[has] been giving [her] advice on certain things'

Responding to a tweet which said 'Normani did ALL this and Kylie walked down the hall and opened the door. If that's not a perfect visual indication of Black women having to do the most and white women do the bare minimum to get somewhere, I don't know what is' Cardi went on to explain how Normani is 'one of the best female artists that dance', hence why she didn't get her to open a door like Kylie. 'There's issues out here in the world that it is about race that I preach all the time about,' she continued. 'This is not about f**kin race.'

The video has racked up over 57million views already and those are set to keep on climbing - so not everyone is unhappy about Kylie's appearance.

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