Cardi B has gotten some clarification after speaking to pop icon Madonna about a social media post which the rapper found disrespectful.
Their short-lived spat was sparked by an Instagram story commemorating the 30th anniversary of Madonna’s controversial coffee table book Sex, which was first release on October 21, 1992. In the InstaStory, the singer addressed the backlash she got over the book’s sex-positive content.
In addition to photos of me naked,” Madonna wrote in the temporary post captured by Buzzfeed, “there were photos of men kissing men, woman kissing woman, and me kissing everyone. I also wrote about my sexual fantasies and shared my point of view about sexuality in an ironic way.
She continued: “I spent the next few years being interviewed by narrow minded people who tried to shame me for empowering myself as a woman.”
She then went on to highlight how different the situation is for artists like Cardi B and Miley Cyrus and influencers like Kim Kardashian, who are able to be much more explicit in both the content of their music and the ways in which they present themselves.
“You’re welcome bitches… [clown emoji],” Madonna concluded, insinuating that she opened the door for other women to be free with their bodies.
Upon getting wind of the post, Cardi B took issue with the final sentence, firing off a series of tweets in response, and even engaging with some of her fans about the tone of the post.
“She can make her point without putting clown emojis and getting slick out the mouth,” she wrote in a since deleted tweet. “These icons really become disappointments once u make it in the industry that’s why I keep to myself.”
“IF IT WAS THEY FAVORITE ARTIST THEY WOULD BE CRYING,” Cardi B went on to write, “but since she mentioned the most hated women on the internet is “ yes take it” SUCK MY DICK I SAID WHAT I SAID!!”
Hours later, the “Hot Shit” rapper returned to Twitter to declare that the issue had been addressed and resolved.
“I talked to Madonna …It was beautiful….Have a great day and drive safely yallll,” Cardi B tweeted. Madonna confirmed the truce by tweeting proclamation of love of her own.
Internet drama aside, Cardi B has had more than one reason to celebrate this weekend. On Friday (October 21), a California jury sided with her in a $5 million dollar lawsuit, in which model and body art enthusiast Kevin Michael Brophy argued that his likeness was used without permission on the cover of the 2016 mixtape Gangsta Bitch Music Vol. 1.
The photo in question featured an artist’s re-imagining of Brophy’s back tattoo, Cardi B’s attorney Peter J. Anderson said during his opening statement. Following the original photo shoot, the graphic artist who designed the cover decided to replace the model’s tattoos with a different design.
He decided to use part of a tiger and serpent image he found online, which ended up being a picture of Brophy.
Hours after the verdict was reached, Chart Data announced that Cardi B had reached a new career milestone reaching over 100 million RIAA-Certified units sold. The certification includes albums, singles, and guest appearances that the Bronx rapper has amassed in her remarkable, award-winning career. With over 54 million digital sales, she’s the highest-selling female rapper to date.