Cardi B has been taking heat from fans on social media over old videos in which she used words like “tranny” and “queer” to refer to other people — and now, she’s addressing everything and apologizing (well, sort of) in a new livestream.
In a video posted to her social media yesterday, the rapper talks about accusations of transphobia and her ignorance to which words were hurtful to the LGBT community, while also opening up some about Offset and while she’s still defending him after so many issues and controversies lately.
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Here’s the livestream video in full (below), and we’ll share some particular quotes after the jump:
For one, Cardi B addresses those who have called her transphobic over using the word “tranny,” and it sounds like she’s pleading ignorance to this.
“I didn’t know that that word [tranny] … Like I didn’t know that that was a word that you cannot use, especially because my trans friends use it and growing up, my parents never told me that that was a bad word. You know, there’s bad words that your parents teach you that you’re not supposed to say. Nobody taught us that. Nobody taught us that in our school.”
And then after asking why people won’t “educate” her about derogatory terms instead of bashing her, Cardi B continues with more (below) by pulling in Offset and addressing accusations that he is transphobic, too:
“I’m not gonna let somebody call [Offset] homophobic when I know that he’s not. I’m saying this because I see him around these p-, around gays, and he treats them with the same respect he treats everybody. He never acts uncomfortable, and he just don’t care.”
She then goes on to say she had never heard the word “queer” before, and then later adds that she didn’t know it was a word for gay people.
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