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Cardi B rips Republican for obsessing over her WAP instead of police brutality

Maggie Baska April 24, 2021
Cardi B Wisconsin rep Glenn Grothman republican

Cardi B claps back at Wisconsin congressman Glenn Grothman for obsessing over her jaw-dropping "WAP" performance at the Grammys instead of police brutality. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy/Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Cardi B has hit back at a Republican lawmaker who called out her Grammy performance of “WAP”, saying the politician should focus on more important things like police brutality.

Wisconsin congressman Glenn Grothman claimed on the House floor on Thursday (22 April) that he’d received complaints about Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s performance of “WAP” during the Grammys on 14 March. The Republican said “millions of Americans” would see Cardi B’s performance as “inconsistent with basic decency”.

Grothman then called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) – the regulation agency for radio, television and cable broadcasts across the US – to “wake up” and “do your job”. He added: “The moral decline of America is partly due to your utter complacency.”

But the rapper was having none of it. Cardi B retweeted a video of Grothman’s speech in which she referenced the recent conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd. She said in a tweet that Grothman’s sentiments get her “so mad ya don’t even know”.

Cardi B wrote: “I think we all been on the edge this week since we seen 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”.

In a later tweet, Cardi B said this is “why people gotta vote, elect better people cause you got these dum a***s representing states.”

Grothman reportedly told TMZ that he had actually watched Cardi B’s Grammy performance for the first time on Thursday, about five hours after lambasting it before the House. He told TMZ that he stopped watching her performance after a couple of minutes because he was turned off by how “offensive and boring” it was.

In April, Rolling Stone reported that the FCC had received over 1,000 emails complaining about Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s raunchy “WAP” performance at the Grammys. The FCC estimated that complaints in the days after the 14 March number “80 or so”, but a month letter, the regulatory body said the number had dramatically increased.

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