Cardi B responds to Madonna: “Icons really become disappointments”
Cardi B and Madonna were at odds and the reason is not quite what you think.
Last Friday, Madonna reminisced about the time she created her iconic book, Sex. She celebrated the 30th anniversary of her controversial book with a statement on Instagram Stories, in which she spoke about the inspiration she provided to a whole generation.
“Thirty years ago I published a book called S.E.X. in addition to photos of me naked there were photos of men kissing men, women kissing women, and me kissing everyone,” Madonna wrote. “I also wrote about my sexual fantasies and shared my point of view about sexuality in an ironic way.”
“I spent the next few years being interviewed by narrow-minded people who tried to shame me for empowering myself as a woman. I was called a whore, a witch, a heretic and the devil. Now Cardi B can sing about her WAP. Kim Kardashian can grace the cover of any magazine with her naked a** and Miley Cyrus can come in like a wrecking ball. You’re welcome bitches…” Madonna finished her statement, adding a clown emoji.
Cardi B responds
Cardi B did not appreciate the superstar’s comments. She responded to Madonna in a Tweet.
“I literally paid this woman homage so many times ‘cause I grew up listening to her… she can make her point without putting clown emojis and getting slick out the mouth. These icons really become disappointments once you make it in the industry. That’s why I keep to myself,” Cardi wrote.
However, the rapper said that she spoke to Madonna and cleared the air. In another Tweet, Cardi B wrote: “I talked to Madonna… It was beautiful.. Have a great day and drive safely yall.”
Madonna also added something to the conversation. “I love you Cardi!! Always have and always will,” she wrote.
What you need to know about Madonna’s book
Madonna released her coffee table book Sex in October 1992, the day after dropping her fifth studio album, Erotica. For three consecutive weeks, the book was on top of the New York Times Best Seller List. It sold more than 1.5 million copies during its first and only printing. Since then, Sex has become a coveted collector’s item.
In August, in a Youtube Q&A, Madonna revealed that sex is what keeps her going. She also shared that her favourite thing for her to make is love. If Madonna could only wear one thing for the rest of her life it would be her “24-carat gold vibrator necklace.”
Recently, Madonna came out as gay by participating in a TikTok trend. No shock here, since she things that “everybody has a bisexual nature.”
Cardi B sued for raunchy artwork
Six years after releasing her first mixtape, Cardi B appeared in a California courtroom to battle a $5 million lawsuit claiming that the mixtape’s “raunchy” artwork “ruined” the private life of a married father.
The artwork of Gangsta Bitch Music Vol. 1 features Cardi B in the back of a limousine, looking straight into the camera, having a sip of Corona and holding the head of man that appears to be performing oral sex on her.
To achieve the image, a Black model willingly posed for the camera. However, a digital artist replaced the model’s back tattoo with a portion of an elaborate tiger and serpent tattoo he found on the internet.
That tattoo turned out to be part of a complex “back piece” that belongs to plaintiff Kevin Michael Brophy Jr. He considers the design a core piece of his identity.
“It felt like my Michelangelo was stolen off the wall and just literally ripped off and robbed and just put wherever these people wanted to put it,” Brophy said in front of the jury.
He called the mixtape’s artwork “completely raunchy and disgusting.”
Cardi B wins
The case was closed today and Cardi B has won. The California federal jury said that the rapper did not violate a man’s right of publicity by transposing his back tattoo onto a model.
“I just won this lawsuit… I’m so emotional right now. I wanna kiss God’s feet right now… I’m beyond grateful,” Cardi said on Twitter.