Cardi and Megan Thee Stallion’s Grammys rendition of “WAP”on Sunday, which is about women’s sexual arousal, was their first live performance on the song.
Owens, a MAGA-supporter and highly-conservative commentator, appeared on Fox News' "Tucker Carlson Tonight" the next day calling the performance "an attack on American values." She added that the performers were "actively trying to make children aspire to things that are grotesque."
Candace Owens says WAP being performed at the Grammy's signifies the "corrosion" and "end of an empire" https://t.co/G1BpwUdTTH
The commentator also said the song pointed to the "weakening of American society" and would be the "end of an empire." Ok?
Cardi responded jokingly on Tuesday. "Wow," she tweeted. "Imagine if 'WAP' caused the downfall of the American empire and not North Korea bomb threats, terrorism, racism, or bad government?!! THAT WOULD BE SO ICONIC!!!"
Wow .Imagine if wap caused the downfall of the American empire and not North Korea bomb threats , terrorism, racism… https://t.co/zNXh6NZSml
The rapper, in a now deleted tweet, seemed to try and put the debacle to rest: "Anyways congrats on your new show," she said, referencing Owens' new talk show on the ultra-conservative website The Daily Wire. "I hope you speak more about WAP... any exposure will help".
The argument went back and forth, with Cardi posting a photograph of a naked Melania Trump – now deleted – saying this is what had inspired her, writing: “She showed me I can be naked perform wap and still be a First Lady one day ! ….wait so only White women can be naked and show their sexuality and evolve in their 30s but I can’t”.