Cardi B issues an apology after she boasted about her 37-person holiday celebration.
Over the weekend, the “Bodak Yellow” rapper ignited controversy when she revealed she held a family gathering consisting of 25 adults and 12 children.
“It was lit !!” the MC added in her tweet.
12kids and 25 adults over the https://t.co/jROX5NQF2p was lit !!— iamcardib (@iamcardib) November 29, 2020
Needless to say, a number of social media users criticized Cardi for organizing a large event amid growing numbers of COVID-19 infections and deaths.
“Your infection rate should be lit as well,” a Twitter user wrote.
“There are citizens in your country that cannot afford the healthcare that you can. You or yours catch covid, they’ll get the best of everything. Your fans? Nah, they just gonna die. But you don’t care, cos they don’t mean anything to you apparently. Show a little style,” another added.
Later that day, Cardi responded to a since-deleted tweet and issued an apology for her previous message. However, she noted that all attendees were tested prior to the party.
“Sorry my bad wasn’t trying to make nobody feel bad.I just had my family in my home for the first time and it felt so good & uplifted me .I spent soo much money getting every1 tested but it felt worth it.I wasnt trying to offend no1,” she wrote.
Sorry my bad wasn’t trying to make nobody feel bad.I just had my family in my home for the first time and it felt so good & uplifted me .I spent soo much money getting every1 tested but it felt worth it.I wasnt trying to offend no1. https://t.co/gjGo1JAvnY— iamcardib (@iamcardib) November 29, 2020
Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time the musician has been slammed for attending large gatherings.
Last month, Cardi sparked social media fury when she reunited with her on-again, off-again husband Offset at an Atlanta venue. Based on social media videos, clubgoers did not appear to engage in social distancing.
“I’m mad at celebrities going out like we aren’t all stuck inside. This includes my fav cardi. I’m mad. I missed two birthdays bc of illness, the second one bc of covid. ---- outta here and stop being --------,” one fan wrote at the time.
Despite these events, Cardi told i-D in August that production spent $100,000 on coronavirus testing for her “WAP” music video with Megan Thee Stallion.
“It was kind of weird shooting the video in the age of corona,” she told the publication. “Like, we had to spend $100,000 just on testing. Everybody on the shoot had to get tested for coronavirus.”