Cardi B had one heck of a Mother’s Day weekend after a back-and-forth with Azealia Banks forced her to delete her Instagram account and locks her Twitter account. And after Banks took yet another shot at the “Bodak Yellow” rapper, Tammy Rivera and Taraji P. Henson have weighed in.
Things began after Banks dissed Cardi over her spelling and grammar on “The Breakfast Club” Friday and a heated online exchange ensued.
“I never asked to be an example or a role model. I don’t want to change my ways because I’m famous that’s why I just mind my business,” Cardi said in a Friday, May 11 IG post during one debate. “This is coming from a woman that bleached her skin but want to advocate. GOODBYE. I’m not apologizing or killing myself because of who I am.”
Cardi B fired back on Twitter before deactivating the account but also had a lengthier response on her Instagram page.
“Sis spent 12 hours proofreading a message while still COMPLETELY missing the point,” Banks fired off. “You and whoever wrote this reply for you don’t have the intelligence to engage in this not-so-complex discussion.
“I spoke about it for all of two minutes in an interview and you respond by calling me unattractive..mentioning my bleaching my skin and telling me to ‘suck your ass.’ Immediately proving yourself to be exactly who I thought you were.. A Bird. Sis .. let’s not forget that you look like a big toe with a Hammernail without all of that contour on your face. You are a very mediocre looking light-skin woman with cold sores on the sides of her mouth, a coated tongue you love to wag around and horribly deep-set eyes.”
She explained that she bleached her skin to correct “a severe breakout” she had to correct hyperpigmentation resulting from a Depo-Provera, shot. Banks also lashed out at Cardi for identifying as Black “once you became a part of hip-hop and felt pressured to represent Black women you so often called burnt, bald-headed roaches.”
“Reverse psychology will not work here,” she concluded. “As a Black woman in hip-hop it is IMPERATIVE that you use your (new found) Black womanhood responsibly. Saying things to Rolling Stone like, ‘I don’t even use condoms’ when HIV remains a threat to the many minority girls who patronize your music is IRRESPONSIBLE. I suggest you leave these types of cultural conversations alone for now. You don’t have the range.”
But two celebs aren’t standing for it. “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” star Tammy Rivera, Waka Flaka Flame’s wife, posted on Instagram Saturday, May 12 that she was “soooo tired of us woman [sic] of color always going against one another and breaking each other down!”
“I’m tired of this s—!” she added. “If I win, you win! If you win, I win!! We are our own worst enemy smh.”
“This s— getting real bad every day on social media all you see is US calling each other FAT, UGLY, BIG NOSE, DUMB, HOES, BLACK(as if that’s an insult),” she continued in the caption. “I too am guilty of putting down another woman of color in retaliation [for] a ‘clap back’ I’M SORRY!! You don’t see other races going around calling each other Beckys, flat asses, pale face ‘Hey look at the white cracker b—-..’ (I’m not trying to be funny or offensive) but words hurt we are all human no matter who we are! I LOVE MY SISTERS, WE ALL NEED TO DO BETTER!”
Actress Taraji P. Henson swiftly backed up the reality star’s message.
And so did others.
“Couldn’t have said it any better,” another wrote. “Thank you.”
“It’s sad we’ve gotta do better with one another!” someone else said.
“Yeeeessss, sis! We must do better! 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙏🏽😘,” a commenter posted.