Update: Cardi B has addressed a transphobic post made by her official Facebook account on Sunday (Sept. 16), claiming that a former associate is the one who controls that account.
“It’s come to my attention that there have been offensive posts made on what used to be my Facebook page,” the rapper tweeted. “For the past year and a half a FORMER team member has been the only one with access to the account.” The Facebook post in question was still live at the time Cardi posted her claim on Twitter, and the Facebook account has actively posted promotional graphics as recently as two days ago.
Cardi B posted a meme to her verified Facebook page that says, “I hope nobody see this tr—y leave my house,” followed by laughing emojis. The text is accompanied by a cartoon image of a man walking through a door. Several comments expressed their disapproval for the post.
This isn’t the first time the rapper has caught heat for using this language. In January, she explained that she didn’t realize “tr—y” was an offensive word in a Twitter live stream:
“Like I didn’t know that that was a word that you cannot use, especially because my trans friends use it and growing up, my parents never told me that that was a bad word,” she said. “You know, there’s bad words that your parents teach you that you’re not supposed to say. Nobody taught us that. Nobody taught us that in our school.”
During the same stream, she defended her now-husband Offset’s homophobic lyrics. The Migos rapper — who had previously made homophobic comments in an interview with Rolling Stone — rapped “I do not vibe with queers / I got the heart of a bear / I bust ‘em down by the pair” on “Boss Life,” a collaboration with YFN Lucci.
“I’m not gonna let somebody call him homophobic when I know that he’s not,” Cardi B said. “I’m saying this because I see him around gays, and he treats them with the same respect he treats everybody. He never acts uncomfortable, and he just don’t care.”
This controversy comes on the heels of fellow rapper Eminem admitting that he went too far when using a homophobic slur on his latest album, Kamikaze.
See Cardi B’s post here.