Cardi B and Madonna make amends after clown emoji kerfuffle: ‘Nothing to apologize for’
Cardi B and Madonna made amends after getting into a Twitter fight with a clown emoji, but it turns out that nothing should be taken away from their apology because they didn’t do anything wrong.
On Wednesday, Cardi B shared an image of a clown emoji alongside a quote from the iconic “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten” rap lyric, which included the lyric, “When I see my reflection, I’m gonna look into my heart and realize there’s nothing there.” Following the joke, other Twitter users quickly blasted the singer for the meme, with some defending the singer’s right to make light of the subject.
But Cardi B was not looking anything up into her heart or looking into her heart to realize that she didn’t need to apologize. The MC’s tweet was clearly a satirical reference to her own 2017 song “Bodak Yellow.”
Earlier this year, the singer was criticized by the rapper for using the hashtag #YouKnowMeBodakYellow during the release of her album Invasion of Privacy, which she took to be a reference to the Black Panthers.
Cardi B and Madonna are seen here enjoying a stroll around the Beverly Hills neighbourhood of West Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California, United States September 27, 2018. (Eric Thayer/Reuters)
Madonna and Cardi B share their first dance in this still from the music video for “Give Me All Your Lovin'” from the forthcoming album, MDNA. (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
LOS ANGELES – OCTOBER 2: Madonna performs during the “Hollaback Girl” tour at the Rose Bowl on October 2, 2015 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
The lyrics and video from Madonna’s song “Give Me All Your Lovin’,” which references the Black Panthers and is a direct reference to the Black Lives Matter movement, has sparked outrage and sparked a social media firestorm. In an audio released by the band Saturday Night Live, she said that she was “shaking” after watching the video.
“I was just so appalled, and for real, I was shaking. And when I saw it, I was like, �