When Cardi B appeared in a Queens, New York, courtroom in May in her case involving two women who said she assaulted them, the rapper wore a fuchsia Ferragamo pantsuit.
And while some might’ve loved the outfit, Wendy Williams said it was completely inappropriate and implied she was being disrespectful to the judge.
“It’s like wearing a fur coat to the welfare office and a splash of diamonds,” said Williams on Tuesday during “The Wendy Williams Show.” “There’s some things you kind of don’t do.”
“I love Cardi, don’t take this the wrong way, but this is for everybody going to court,” she continued. “You have to have a certain amount of humble respect for why you’re there. This is a very wealthy woman, and she’s got very, very lovely breasts, but there’s a time and a place to show them … But I wouldn’t wear this to court.”
Williams also talked about the pricey Birkin bag Cardi was seen carrying during the court dates and said she should’ve brought something more understated.
The attorney representing the two women Joe Tacopino also criticized Cardi’s outfits. But that was before Williams, which the talk show host blasted him for.
“Cardi treats her trips to the courthouse like a runway show,” Tacopino told the New York post a few days ago. “Here’s a woman who got indicted by a grand jury with felony charges, and appears to only be concerned about what she’s wearing. There’s going to be a ‘Come to Jesus’ moment with her, because it’s not consistent with someone who’s taking this seriously.”
Cardi responded to Tacopino over the weekend.
“I don’t dress inappropriate when I go to court,” she said in a now deleted Instagram video. “I dress like a young f—king lady. Where am I supposed to get my suits from, bro? H&M? Why are you worried about the way I dress?”
“I understand that I’m showing my t–ties, I’m going to court all crazy, but it’s like I cannot control that there’s 100 cameras outside every single time I go to court,” added the rapper. “If I was a man it would not bother you.”
Williams felt the same way, and at the start of the segment said men should just remain silent on certain topics that involve women.
Last year the two women, Jade and Baddie G, said the Bronx rapper sent her crew to assault them after she accused Jade of sleeping with her husband Offset, which Jade denied.
In June Cardi was hit with a 14-count indictment for the alleged assault.