Another day, another Cardi B controversy…
One day she’s getting into a fight with Nicki Minaj, another she is getting arrested, but this time around, it’s the rapper’s newest single, Money, which has sparked debate online. More specifically, the part of the video which features Cardi breastfeeding a baby.
The video dropped on Friday, December 21, and (apart from the breastfeeding) we also see the 26-year-old rapper in fancy outfits, posing in several different cages and boxes, doing some very impressive acrobatics on a stripper pole, and as the name suggests, there’s also a lot of money.
Then on one part, as she raps, “I got a baby, I need some money, yeah,” the camera turns to show her standing holding a baby to her bare chest, looking as if she is breastfeeding.
Of course, this drew the attention of her fans, who took to social media to show their differing views, with some supporting her and saying it’s empowering, while others weren’t as impressed.
One person mentioned the rapper ib their tweet, telling her no one wanted to see her breastfeeding in a video, very rudely adding “Ew”. What’s so “ew” about breastfeeding?
Ew no one wants to see u breastfeeding in a video lol @iamcardib
— Peter (@pistolpetemode) December 22, 2018
Another was concerned that this negatively impacts the movement to stop sexualizing breastfeeding.
Cardi B is such trash 🤢 we take 1 step forward to stop sexualizing breastfeeding and she sends us 50 steps back 🙄
— Hannah (@hannah_stover) December 22, 2018
But there were also others who supported Cardi’s decision to show herself breastfeeding, feeling it was a positive thing for women, and especially empowering for single mothers, as it shows the world just how strong they really are.
Here are some of the tweets supporting Cardi.
“She makes legit #MommyMoves,” one person wrote. “And she showed the world that we can do it all.”
— ♥مكة بوو ♥ (@LoveTrue_Boo) December 22, 2018
Another claimed showing herself breastfeeding “is one of the best female empowering things an artist has done in 2018. “
— Artiola ☄️ (@ArtiolaOra) December 22, 2018
While yet another was just very excited!
— megan (@makexnoyes) December 22, 2018
Cardi herself is a single mother, having recently split up with her husband Offset after cheating rumors surrounding the latter, though Cardi claimed in a video to her fans that it was “nobody’s fault” and that they just “grew out of love”. The two share five-month-old daughter Kulture Kiari Cephus.
You can watch the video below and make up your own opinion.
Source: Cardi B
The Bodak Yellow singer also referenced her past days as a stripper in her single, rapping “big fat checks, big large bills / Front, I’ll flip like ten cartwheels / Cold ass b*tch, I give broads chills / Ten different looks and my looks all kill.”
Cardi has always been open about her past, never shying away from talking about it. She told Cosmopolitan in an interview: “People say, ‘Why do you always got to say that you used to be a stripper? We get it.’ Because y’all don’t respect me because of it, and y’all going to respect these strippers from now on… Just because somebody was a stripper don’t mean they don’t have no brain.”