Feminist rapper and Sen. Bernie Sanders supporter Cardi B is embroiled in a heated rap feud with a group of 10-year-old boys from Westchester, New York.
“Not gonna let no little f—ing white boys come at me all motherf—ing day long,” Cardi said Monday night in a rant delivered on Instagram Live.
Cardi continued her rant by telling the elementary school-age children to “stay in your motherf–king place” and exhorting them to drink their “motherf–ing milk.”
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The target of her ire was a group of fraternal quadruplets known as ZN8tion. According to Page Six, the brothers posted a “diss track” directed at Cardi B to their more than 160,000 Instagram followers two weeks ago.
In it, the four siblings slam the “Bodak Yellow” hitmaker, and even mock one of her most prized assets.
“I don’t know what’s faker: your life or your butt,” the group raps in the track’s video as one of the members dances around with a pillow in his pants.
The ZN8tion boys – who go by the names Hollywood, Slim Z, Bonez McKoy & Mr Great – also say Cardi is “washed up” and that she smells like a “turd.”
“We wanted to show Cardi B to not be a bully and give her a taste of her own medicine,” Hollywood told Page Six in an after-school interview.
He also said that Cardi responding to the track gave the boys exactly what they were looking for.
“[She] made us feel like we’d done our job,” Hollywood told Page Six.
A video posted to ZN8tion’s YouTube channel contains Cardi’s expletive-filled rant.
Cardi B, controversial feminist icon
Cardi B’s avowal of the politically-minded motivations behind her work, has made her a controversial music industry figure.
It says to women that I can wear and not wear what ever I want. do w.e I want and that NO still means NO. So Stephanie chime in..If I twerk and be half naked does that mean I deserve to get raped and molested ? I want to know what a conservative woman like you thinks ? https://t.co/8UBQQzO6jK
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) January 22, 2019
In January, conservative journalist Stephanie Hamill challenged Cardi to explain how her raunchy music video for the song “Twerk” contributed to women’s empowerment. Hamill, a commentator for Fox News and The Daily Caller, urged the rap mega-star and leftists to “chime in.”
Cardi B, a former stripper who has recently emerged as a liberal culture warrior, “clapped back” by saying the video sent a message to women “that I can wear and not wear what ever I want.”
The argument reflected a larger debate over sexuality in feminism. Some second-wave types have opposed behavior that they see as playing into male expectations of women. But third-wave and fourth-wave feminists have generally celebrated “sex-positivity” as a means of reclaiming female sexuality.
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While some conservatives reject feminism wholesale as a threat to decency and social order, others, apparently including Hamill, believe that the movement has, like progressivism in general, become too much about resisting supposed oppression in a way that undercuts women’s agency.