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Cardi B slams Trump supporters’ boat party as attendees ignore social distancing, blast ‘WAP’

'I'm callin the fbi on this festivity. They are not quarantining.'

Aug 19, 2020, 9:30 am

Internet Culture


Kahron Spearman

Cardi B was upset Tuesday on Twitter after a video emerged showing what appeared to be a boat party with President Donald Trump’s supporters playing her controversial single, “WAP.” 

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"Wasn't republican conservative throwing a little fit bout this song?" she tweeted, noting the criticism the Meg the Stallion-assisted single received from the likes of noted conservative commentators Ben Shapiro and Laura Ingraham. "Anyways this makes my a** itchy," she continues. "I'm callin the fbi on this festivity. They are not quarantining."

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Twitter user @kittenman7 saw the Trump fans' enjoyment as a unifier of sorts: "Omg, girl you realize you have both Conservatives, Liberals, and All kinds of people that Love you and your music. Remember Music can Unite People also."

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But most had jokes, like @Louis_J80:

Trump supporters on boats in the summertime aren't uncommon, and it's unlikely Cardi contacted the authorities. However, given her admiration for left-leaning politicians, like Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), "WAP" being played on a Trump flotilla is interesting at best.

Cardi has backed former vice president and current Democratic nominee Joe Biden as of late.

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On the brighter side, the Bronx rapper located some of the people who helped "WAP" officially debut at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart on Monday, while also breaking the record for the most streams in the U.S. the week after its release, with 93 million streams.

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*First Published: Aug 19, 2020, 9:30 am