Cardi B found herself at the center of controversy after a skit entitled “The Real Housewives of the Civil Rights Movement” leaked on TMZ Tuesday (Aug. 28) afternoon. In the video, Cardi appeared to mimic Civil Rights activist Coretta Scott King. While the skit was most likely intended to be funny, it fell short, triggering negative feedback on social media from both fans and the King family. Since it leaked however, the Bronx native has reportedly issued an apology.
Cardi has not said anything publicly regarding the skit, but she reportedly reached out to Coretta and Martin Luther King Jr.’s daughter Bernice King to apologize for the error in judgment. Dr. King was one of the first to express her distaste for the video, which coincidentally leaked on the 55th anniversary of her father’s “I Have A Dream” speech.
“Thank you, @iamcardib, for reaching out to me and apologizing for the skit that aired on @TMZ” Dr. King wrote on Twitter. “I look forward to talking with you soon.”
As previously reported, the skit made a number of insensitive remarks about Scott King and other leaders of the Civil Rights Movement such as Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, and Rev. Jesse Jackson. In the skit, Cardi references King’s infidelities. “All the hussies wanna sleep with my husband, but it’s alright, ’cause I know he marches home to me,” she said.
It is unclear when the skit was actually recorded or how it was leaked.
— Be A King (@BerniceKing) August 28, 2018