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Cardi B slams politician for complaining about WAP instead of police brutality

Apparently, we’re still talking about Cardi B’s WAP performance (Picture: Getty Images)

Cardi B condemned a Republican politician for slamming her performance of WAP at the Grammy Awards instead of police brutality. 

US Representative Glenn Grothman used his platform as a lawmaker this week to criticise Cardi and Megan Thee Stallion’s racy performance of their number one single at the music awards on March 15. 

The rappers were, naturally, bombarded with complaints immediately after the awards and apparently, we’re still focused on this six weeks later. 

In recent days, America’s attention has honed in on police brutality against African-Americans in light of ex-police officer Derek Chauvin being found guilty of murdering George Floyd on Tuesday. 

The funeral of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man who was shot dead by police officer Kim Potter, was also held on Thursday in Minnesota. 

Cardi shared a clip of Mr Grothman saying: ‘I’ve received complaints in my office, and rightfully so, about Cardi B and the Grammys. 

‘They wonder why we are paying the FCC [Federal Communications Commission] if they feel that this should be playing in living rooms across the nation. I realise that Kamala Harris has used her fame to promote this performer, but I assure the FCC that millions of Americans would view her performance as inconsistent with basic decency.’ 

He added: ‘Wake up, FCC, and begin to do your job. The moral decline of America is partly due to your utter complacency.’ 

Hitting back at the Wisconsin lawmaker, Cardi tweeted: ‘This gets me so mad ya don’t even know! I think we all been on edge this week since we seen the police brutality back to back including watching one of the biggest case in history go down DUE to police brutality but wait! This is wat state representative decide to talk about. 

‘Mind you Nikkas can’t give a word about Jacob Blake or give him proper Justice but this part of the reason why !!!!! They giving seats to f****n Idiots!!This is why people gotta vote ,elect better people cause you got these dum asses representing states.’ 

Cardi was referring to Blake, a Black man who was left paralysed after being shot by a police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin. 

WAP was released last summer and became a pop culture phenomenon due to its unapologetically sexualised lyrics. It topped the US Billboard Hot 100 charts soon after its release.

The FCC received over 1,000 complaints over the Grammys performance of the song.

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