Cardi B has responded to Carole Baskin's criticism of her music video

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  • Cardi B has responded to Carole Baskin's criticism of her WAP music video, calling it "ridiculous".
  • Carole Baskin originally called out Cardi for using tigers and leopards in the video, saying that she was concerned about the treatment of the animals by trainers among other things.
  • The WAP music video has also received a lot of backlash from conservative men, but Cardi remains unfazed.


Eek! Cardi B just responded to Carole Baskin's criticism of her WAP music video, and she went straight for the jugular. 

In case you missed it, Tiger King's Carole Baskin called out Cardi B for using tigers and leopards in the music video for her new track, WAP, which features Megan Thee Stallion.  

Though Carole pointed out that the animals were probably photoshopped into the video, she was concerned about how the shots of the animals were acquired saying that Cardi's team must have "dealt with one of the big cat pimps".

"The worst part is that it glamorizes the idea of people having tigers as pets," she told Billboard in a statement. 

Now, in an interview with i-D, Cardi B has addressed Carole Baskin's comments.  

"I'm not gonna engage with Carole Baskin on that," she told the publication, adding: "Like, that's just ridiculous you know? Oh, Lord. Like, girl you killed your goddamn husband." 

Cardi's remarks stem from accusations made in the Tiger King documentary in which many of Carole's rivals, including Joe Exotic, claimed the Big Cat Rescue CEO killed her husband, Don Lewis, and fed him to her tigers.

Carole has denied the accusations, calling it "the most ludicrous of all the lies" in the docu-series.   

Aside from taking a swipe at Carole, Cardi also addressed backlash her WAP video has been getting from conservative men. 

"I've been suprised by the reaction, honestly," she told i-D. "I knew it was gonna have a big impact, I guess, because of me and Megan. But I didn't know it was going to be so controversial."

The rapper added that she did not think the song was "as vulgar as they said it was". But she is unfazed. In fact, Cardi says she's happy with the reaction. "They keep talking and the numbers keep going up."

Watch the WAP video below (NSFW: This video contains explicit content):

Compiled by Nikita Coetzee