When your fiancé is a major homophobe, and you’re currently starring in a hit single that turns female-on-female sexuality into a money-making scheme, then your usual course of action is to apologize. But when you’re Cardi B, the apparent course of action is to come out as pansexual.
After a number of straight and LGBTQ musicians criticized Cardi B’s guest appearance on the queerbaiting single “Girls,” which includes the lyric, “Sometimes I just wanna kiss girls … I’m open-minded,” the pregnant hip hop star tweeted out, “We never try to cause harm or had bad intentions with the song. I personally myself had experienced with other woman ,shiieeett with a lot of woman!”
Of course, that could just mean Cardi B has motorboated a lot of women — or chastely kissed a lot of women on the cheek — but this still feels like when Kevin Spacey came out of the closet after being accused of sexual harassment.
Like, if Cardi’s sexuality was so important to her before, then why didn’t she ever bring it up in a situation where she wasn’t using it for damage control? Why didn’t she ever reference her sexuality when her fiancé Offset used homophobic slurs in his music or reportedly refused to appear with drag queens on SNL? In other words, why didn’t she ever bring up her sexuality when it could have done some good, rather than given her personal gain? Judging by this reaction, we’re not very convinced Cardi has a grasp of her own sexual identity, or that her same-sex dalliances have been anything other than drunken, exotic hookups.
But Cardi didn’t stop there, and tweeted, “I know I have [used] words before that I wasn’t aware that they are offensive to the LGBT community,” which is at least a different tactic than just blaming homophobia on queer people and demanding we spend all of our days educating straight people on why they can’t say “faggot.”
Oh, and in case you’re wondering, the song itself is pretty lame and we’re not entirely sure why we’re still talking about it. Next!