Cardi B Responds To People Questioning If She Is A Black Woman

The self-described Afro-Latina was brought into the Gina Rodriguez controversy.

(AllHipHop News) Back in June, Cardi B posted a video addressing her race and ethnicity. The Rhythm + Flow star said, "It's like, 'Cardi's Latin, she's not Black.' And it's like, 'Bro, my features don't come from f*cking white people f*cking, okay?' And they always wanna race-bait when it comes to me. That's why I have Afro features."

This week, the Dominican/Trinidadian-American's name was once again brought up in a discussion about race. Puerto Rican actress Gina Rodriguez had to apologize for rapping the word "n*gga" in an Instagram video, and some critics questioned why Cardi B is allowed to rap "n*gga" in songs but Rodriguez is being called out for saying it. 

There are Black people that believe only other Black people are permitted to use "n*gga" in any situation, so Cardi's race and ethnicity play a part in the public perception about her lyrics. On Thursday morning, the entertainer born Belcalis Almánzar responded to a specific Twitter user that claimed she never accepted being a Black woman. Cardi asked, "How do you act like a Black woman? How do Black women act?"

Cardi then retweeted an old clip of herself talking about following "pro-Black pages" that taught her how to style her hair and embrace self-love. The new tweet read, "But the crazy sh*t is when I did videos like this, people used to say are you black 'but you speak Spanish' so I just started saying I’m [Carribean] cause [I] had to always argue and then people started claiming that I don’t claim my blackness. [It's] like it’s always [an] L."

In a separate tweet, the Grammy winner added, "And I don’t want to hear nobody saying this sh*t is new cause I [wasn't] even [on] Love & Hip Hop had my f*cked up teeth, still stripping and living in the Bronx here."

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Tomi504Boy
Tomi504Boy

Cardi is not black. If you bring her to Africa we won't ever think she's black. That goes for the rest of the culture vultures like Fat Joe and Drake.

Tomi504Boy
Tomi504Boy

Cardi is not black. If you bring her to Africa we won't ever think she's black. That goes for the rest of the culture vultures like Fat Joe and Drake.

hypestyle
hypestyle

Dominicans are african-derived. period. Learn the terrible history of Trujillo and you will see why the "cutlural whiteness" became valued in the Dominican Republic.

Unfortunate 40
Unfortunate 40

Learn the culture before speaking. Not very intelligent to speak on a culture that you seem to have no idea about. Respect.

Rolfweinstein
Rolfweinstein

? Bitch you not black, period. Tired of this hoe. WTF? I swear black people cant have shit! People even want to steal our damn ethnic heritage! You wanna be a slave bitch? Do ya? Too f in late, you missed the boat, literally. Clown.



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