Cardi B is facing the backlash after a transphobic meme was uploaded to her Facebook account Sunday (Sept. 16). The “Bodak Yellow” rapper took to Twitter to explain that a “former team member” had access to her account for more than a year and was making “offensive posts,” without her knowledge.
“It’s come to my attention that there have been offensive posts made on what used to be my Facebook page,” she tweeted. “For the past year and a half a FORMER team member has been the only one with access to the account.”
It’s come to my attention that there have been offensive posts made on what used to be my Facebook page. For the past year and a half a FORMER team member has been the only one with access to the account.
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) September 16, 2018
The Bronx native didn’t provide any follow-up information about the team member, or other offensive posts that went up as a result of her account being in the unnamed person’s control.
The meme in question, which has since been deleted reads, “I hope nobody sees this tranny leave my house” along with laughing emojis. Cardi’s explanation received mixed reactions with some fans coming to her defense and detractors accusing her of lying about not having access to her Facebook account.
Left: @iamcardib tweet from May 2018
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) September 16, 2018
For what it’s worth, Cardi has always been vocal about her bisexuality but has also been accused of homophobia and transphobia. In January, the 25-year-old rap star came under fire after an old video resurfaced online of her referring to a trans woman as a “tranny,” Cardi later explained that she was not aware that the word was offensive. She also defended her husband, Offset, after he faced similar backlash earlier this year.