Cardi B Claps Back At Candace Owens For Backing Ben Shapiro’s ‘Illiterate Rapper’ Comments

Cardi B walks the red carpet in a blue dress holding up her fingers in peace signs
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Cardi B shut down Candace Owens once and for all in her latest Instagram post on Sunday night. In the video, which has since been deleted, Cardi kept the camera pointed at her fuzzy purple blanket so that the focus would be on her words. She also left a shady message for Owens in the post’s caption, in reference to how she had agreed with fellow conservative commentator Ben Shapiro’s remarks about her supposed illiteracy.

“That’s it. @realcandaceowens here I hope these followers that you wanted from me sooo bad make you happy…Now leave me alone….love yourself that one thing for me!”

She said that this is the last time she would be responding to the political figure’s attacks. The rapper revealed that even though Owens has said her platform discredits Black women, she has repeatedly asked her to sit down for an interview. Cardi declined her invitation after claiming Owens has attempted to justify the death of George Floyd and even brought up how her GoFundMe was canceled because of it.

Cardi B performs on stage wearing a white and purple corset top and skirt.
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She also addressed Owens’ theory that Black and Hispanic people hate Donald Trump because they’re told to. She went into the reasons why she dislikes the president and has chosen to align with Joe Biden even though he isn’t her No. 1 choice. She claimed the bottom line is that she doesn’t appreciate Owens calling her “dumb for having an opinion.”

Cardi concluded her comeback video by saying she has too many positive things in her life to keep addressing Owens’ attacks and wishing her a great day.

The rapper’s video was in response to Owens’ appearance on The Ben Shapiro Show’s Sunday Special. She told Shapiro that she agreed with the comments he has previously made about Cardi supposedly being illiterate. She expressed she was disappointed in Biden for “hiding in his basement” and emerging to do an interview with Cardi. The commentator also accused Biden of pandering and suggested that by participating in such an interview, he was calling Black people stupid.

She tweeted her interview with Shapiro and endorsed his prior comments.

“Since most black people didn’t have the spine to admit that @benshapiro was 100% correct about @iamcardib and how her music and platform contributes to the disintegration of black culture and values…here you go.”

Cardi B has been in the limelight since she released her latest track “WAP” with Megan Thee Stallion. The single has created a divisive response on social media. Some fans have commended her for celebrating the female body and others, such as California congressional candidate James P. Bradley, have deemed the song extremely inappropriate. Shapiro posted his own reaction video when the single was released.