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Cardi B Snaps Back at California Republican's Criticism of Grammys 'WAP' Performance: 'The Grammies Are PG'

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Cardi B performs onstage during the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Los Angeles Convention Center and broadcast on March 14, 2021 in Los Angeles.

That means "parental guidance," sir.

Cardi B is not backing down in the face of continued complaints about her spicy performance of "WAP" at Sunday night's Grammy Awards. After laughing off the pearl-clutching response on Fox News to her bump-n-grind routine with Megan Thee Stallion earlier this week, Cardi responded to Republican California gubernatorial candidate Errol Webber's attempted takedown maneuver on Thursday (March 18).

After posting a video in which Cardi says "no, no, no" and appears to quickly cut off a playback of the explicit track when her two-year-old daughter Kulture walks into the room, the former cinematographer (American Promise) wrote, "She look embarrassed. This is how you know Cardi B knows right from wrong, yet STILL deliberately chooses to do wrong by girating and scissoring her WAP on national TV... in view of other people's kids."

Cardi had a very simple response to the Black GOP member who was trounced in his 2020 congressional race before joining the dozen Republicans trying to unseat democrat governor Gavin Newsom. "The Grammies are PG," she tweeted. "That means parental guidance.Meaning is your job like it is to mine to my child to monitor what they watch.My performance was around 10 pm on a Sunday Your child should be in bed ready for school the next day why are they up watching Wap?"

According to WFFA in Dallas, the FCC received around 80 complaints from viewers who thought the performance was obscene, pornographic, or as one viewer from Colorado reportedly opined, "as if they were dancing in a strip club."

The response to Webber followed up on Cardi's celebration of the shade she received from Fox News' Tucker Carlson on his show Monday night, when he and conservative commentator Candace Owens offered their pointed opinions on the performance. "You see that fundamentally we are seeing the destruction of American values and American principles. And it's terrifying!" Owens said. "Parents should be terrified that this is the direction that our society is heading towards. Again, we are weakening America.... We are setting the stage, and it feels like we are looking at corrosion, like we are about to see the end of an empire."

Cardi took it in stride, tweeting, "Yaaaayyyyyyy WE MADE FOX NEWS GUYS !!! Wap wap wap." She later thanked Owens for boosting the YouTube video of the Grammy performance, which had racked up nearly 8.5 million views at press time. "STREAM UP AND WAP .REMEMBER GROWN PARENTS ONLY YOU CAN MONITOR WHAT YOUR KIDS WATCH NO1 ELSE," Cardi added.

Check out Cardi's response below.

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