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Cardi B has denied she’s homophobic or transphobic and offered a lot of reasons why.

It all started when a Twitter user called out the Bodak Yellow singer on Monday evening:

The accusation of transphobia came after Cardi B (real name Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar) posted a meme to her Facebook in 2018 using a transphobic slur. She has since claimed it was a former staffer who actually posted the meme.

That same year, Cardi B came under fire for defending her then fiance Offset over using the word “queer” in the song Boss Life.

The lyric states “I cannot vibe with queers” and Cardi appeared in a video to defend Offset’s excuse that he “didn't even know that was a word for gays”.

She has since apologised for it, but the two incidents continue to plague her.

So she addressed the accusations, while talking about how other countries have it much worse (which isn't exactly the point, but anyway...)

She went on to clarify:

People then responded with their support for Cardi B, posting moments she’s previously stood up for the LGBTQ+ community:

Last year, Cardi B addressed the 2018 video and then said she was bisexual, in a now-deleted tweet:

B*tch my sister is gay! My best friends are gay butch women, I’m a whole bisexual so wtf are you talking!

After the release of the controversial 2018 song Girls – alongside Rita Ora, Bebe Rexha and Charli XCX – she also said she’d been with “a lot of women” in the past.

The reaction to the rapper's clarification on this issue has been positive overall. Although she might not get it right all the time, it seems most people feel that her intentions are good.

So, do we stan?

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