Cardi B took to Twitter on Wednesday (June 15) to respond to a Twitter thread discussing Lizzo’s recent lyrical controversy.
A Twitter user named @FeministaJones wrote about the ‘Bodak Yellow’ rapper’s ability to use an offensive word in a song without backlash, while Lizzo changed her lyrics to ‘Grrrls’ after being criticized for using an ableist slur in the opening verse.
“Cardi is slim and fair-skinned,” the Twitter user wrote. “She’ll often ‘get away with it’ more than other women, especially those who look like Lizzo. That’s the world we live in. People can go crazy but I don’t care lol The colorism and fatphobia shapes SO many reactions and extensions of “grace”.
In response, Cardi wrote, “You gon’ do some mental gymnastics to include me in whatever people get dragged about…People called me a lot of sh-.”
Cardi is slim and fair-skinned
She will often “get away with” more than other women, especially those who look like Lizzo. This is the world we live in. People can go crazy but I don’t care lol Colorism and fatphobia shape SO MUCH reactions and extensions of “grace” https://t.co/Q6HK7u2SHr
— patreon.com/FeministaJones (@FeministaJones) June 14, 2022
Cardi concluded with her take on Lizzo’s situation. “You do it every week SOME THINGS I apologize for and some things I will tell you at SUCK DI – and personally If I was Lizzo I would say SMD [suck my di–].”
You will do mental gymnastics to include me in whatever people get dragged for…People called me for a lot of shit. You do it every week. If I was Lizzo, I’d say SMD https://t.co/UrYnQaSYMf
— Cardi B (@iamcardib) June 15, 2022
On Monday, Lizzo revealed that she would be releasing a new version of “Grrrls” following the backlash. “It has been brought to my attention that there is a harmful word in my new song ‘GRRRLS’,” she wrote in a statement posted on Twitter. “Let me make one thing clear: I never want to promote derogatory language. As a fat black woman in America, I’ve had a lot of hurtful words used against me, so I understand the power that words can have ( whether intentionally or in my case, unintentionally).
She continued, “I’m proud to say that there is a new version of GRRRLS with a lyric change. It is the result of my listening and my action. As an influential artist, I am dedicated to being part of the change I have been waiting to see in the world.