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The video for the rapper’s collaboration with City Girls has drawn criticism from one conservative broadcaster in the US

Cardi B
Cardi B

Cardi B has defended herself from criticism by a conservative commentator who claims that the rapper’s latest video for the song ‘Twerk’ undermines the #MeToo movement.

The Bronx artist’s collaboration with the hip-hop duo City Girls was released earlier this month, and its energetic video – which starred both artists – premiered online on January 16.

However, the content of the video has drawn condemnation from one conservative critic in the US this week. Daily Caller video columnist Stephanie Hamill uploaded an edited clip from the ‘Twerk’ video to her Twitter and asked Cardi and “leftists” to “chime in” on this question: “In the Era of #MeToo how exactly does this empower women?”

Cardi, who has recently taken on the likes of Donald Trump and conservative commentator Tomi Lahren on social media, responded to Hamill yesterday (January 22) by explaining that the ‘Twerk’ video “says to women that I can wear and not wear whatever I want, do whatever I want and that NO still means NO.”

Cardi then asked Hamill to “chime in” on whether “I deserve to get raped and molested” if she decides to “twerk and be half-naked”. Hamill agreed with Cardi on the “no means no” principle, but argued that videos like ‘Twerk’ “sexually objectify women”.

“I think this hurts all women and the cause,” Hamill said. “We’re not sex OBJECTS! Clearly we see things differently.” She then invited Cardi to come on her show for a debate.

Cardi later reflected on being “harassed” online by conservatives, asking those who’d been criticising her to “admit that your president is fuckin up this country right now! Liberal or conservative, we ALL suffers as citizens.”

Earlier this week, Cardi B received an unlikely endorsement from the Church of Satan.

The post Cardi B responds to claims that her ‘Twerk’ video undermines the #MeToo movement appeared first on NME.

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