‘How Smart You Are’: Cardi B Claps Back at Candace Owens’ ‘Low IQ’ Comments

Cardi B, the Grammy Award-winning rapper who doubles as a political influencer, proves that she is a lot savvier about issues of law than some of her adversaries might think.

After conservative talking-head Candace Owens talked down on the Bronx beauty’s intelligence, Cardi clapped back with some “shut-your-mouth” facts.

Cardi B (L) and Candace Owens (R) Photo by Jason Davis/Getty Images

On a recent episode of the “Full Send” podcast, Owens, a Black Republican, took aim at the “Up” rapper while kicking it on the couch with Kyle Forgeard, Bob Menery and another guest.

When Bob Menery asked her about her beef with Cardi B, she seemingly couldn’t wait to try to shade the wife and mother of two.  

Owens said, “It’s incredible how uneducated she is. She just got embarrassed on Twitter.”   “She was just saying stuff about politics, and I was just responding,” she told the men. “I wasn’t even being rude, I was just telling —like, she literally doesn’t even know what country she’s in, how the country works.”  

Just as distracting to Owens as Cardi’s politics was her social media etiquette.  

“When she types, there’s 87 typos in basic words. And yet, same thing, she’s mouthing off and saying things and she literally doesn’t understand like — I don’t even think she understands like, Congress has a Senate and a House of Representatives. She has no idea what she’s talking about,” she said.  

The white hosts egged Owens on by suggesting she choose between Cardi and her rap nemesis, Nicki Minaj. A rivalry between the two femcees has gone back for years and came to blows in an actual fight at the Met Gala in 2018.  

Cardi B responds to Candace Owens. @theneighborhoodtalk/ Instagram

The men asked Owens if she would ever fight Cardi and she agreed that she would.  On Thursday, Feb. 17, Cardi B saw the clip of the interview on The Neighborhood Talk’s Instagram account and responded.  She wrote in the comment section, “What’s embarrassing is that she tried to get her lawyers to make me do a public apology after she’s been attacking me for months and try to make me pay her 75K in a month or she threatened to sue wit NO CASE….. Like how smart you are and don’t even know the law?”  

Owens has had an itch for Cardi since September 2020, always slinging the first glop of mud. The far-right political agitator went on Ben Shapiro’s talk show and said that Black people should be “insulted” about Joe Biden enlisting Cardi B to help with voter turnout.  

“If Black Americans aren’t insulted by the fact that Joe Biden, who has been hiding in his basement for the entire year, made an appearance and came out because he was going to do an interview with Cardi B, do we have nothing better to offer?” Owens said. “I mean, this would be akin to Donald Trump saying, ‘I’m going to give no interviews,’ but he came up and he decided to give an interview to Justin Bieber…. Justin Bieber, I am sorry, I know you are Christian and I don’t want to put you in the same boat as Cardi B, but it would be absurd…. It’s because you’re pandering.”  

After that comment, Cardi B experienced social media bullying, while her sister Hennessy Carolina and her girlfriend were harassed by Trump supporters while at the beach because they were lesbians.  

The Billboard chart staple responded to this jab and the harassment on Instagram Live saying, “No matter how much money I make, no matter how hard I work, I can’t be a f—ing free American. My sister can’t be a f—ing free American. You got this f—ing Trump-supporting family harassing two lesbians. The f—?”  


She also said, “You’re saying Joe Biden is pandering because he’s using a popular figure like me. But your president, the guy that you f—ing love so much, he panders as well too…. I’m gonna keep telling my millions of followers to vote until we get your president out of here.”  

In an IG Live response, Owens said, “You continually keep saying you have a No. 1 song. It means s—.” Nobody cares about a song about your ‘wet a– p—y.’ Excuse my language for my followers… That has nothing to do with Black America and whether or not you are helping or hurting.” She also listed demands for Cardi in her caption, including, “Stop using your platform to call for more black deaths. Stop lying about Trump. Stop supporting Joe Biden who supported segregation and the mass incarceration of black men.”  

The two went back and forth before Cardi just stopped responding. Owens posted this image on Twitter, declaring herself the Michael Jordan in this game of back and forth.  

However, she might not want to play with Cardi — who has had her own share of slam dunks lately. Earlier this year, she sued blogger Tasha K for slander, and won. The YouTuber is now on the hook and has to pay the rapper $1.25 million in a defamation lawsuit.  

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