Cardi B Apologises To Family of Martin Luther King Jr. Over ‘Real Housewives of Civil Rights’ sketch
Before making a respected name for herself in the hip-hop circle, Bronx rap star Cardi B was already making major waves as a humorist, realist and skit comedian for her multi-million (and counting) social media followers.
Unfortunately, yet another one of those pre-stardom spoofs has landed the Invasion of Privacy artist in hot water following the controversy of her parody “Real Housewives of the Civil Rights Movement” role as Coretta Scott King.
For this skit, Cardi plays a hostess by the name of Vanilla-Mousse Cupcake sharing her know-how in a rather gross “Ho Etiquette” tutorial. The “I Like It” rapper’s quick-and-dirty (literally) tips show how to stay clean between back-to-back visits from two different sex partners, which she says is better known as a “Puerto Rican bath, Haitian shower, or Mexican Spa Day.” Vanilla-Mousse Cupcake dubs it a “Ho Bath,” though. The three-step “bath” involves taking a wet towel and scrubbing off your vagina and butt because “you never know when a man wants to eat your groceries!”
The skit comes from the same “Real Housewives of the Civil Rights Movement” creator and Wild ‘N Out cast member Rip Michaels for his Off the Rip show.
The rapper played Dr. King’s late wife Coretta Scott King in the skit, which was unearthed yesterday (August 28)
While the actual content of the “Ho Etiquette” video brought forth a few kicks and giggles, some viewers found the reference to Puerto Rican, Haitian and Mexican culture rather offensive. But according to Cardi’s camp, the video is not only three years old, but it falls in line with the same cultural humor practiced by Mexican comedy star and sitcom actor George Lopez.
Latina or not, some of the internet is deeming the spoof flat-out racist, while Bardi Gang loyalists are dubbing it a reach.
Cardi B has apologised to the family of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. after a video of her appearing in a sketch titled ‘The Real Housewives of the Civil Rights Movement’ leaked online.
Footage of the skit was published by TMZ yesterday (August 28), which depicts the rapper playing the late civil rights activist’s wife, Coretta Scott King, in a satirical sketch which will air on Rip Michaels’ new show, Off the Rip. The video appeared online on the same day of the 55th anniversary of Dr. King’s famous “I have a dream” speech.
After the clip appeared online, members of the King family registered their distaste for the skit. Dr. Bernice King told TMZ that the sketch was “repulsive” and “false”, adding that she wanted to speak with Cardi face-to-face.
It appears that Bernice King has been granted her audience with the rapper, with the former tweeting that Cardi had apologised after reaching out to her following the furor over the clip.
Michaels responded to the backlash in the early hours of this morning (August 29) by offering to take the blame – watch the comedian address the issue below.
Heyyyy guys it’s been a hectic day but I had to take time out to address a few things. Any backlash should be directed towards me & my staff pic.twitter.com/bP7FMAKAwY
— RIP MICHEALS!! (@ripmicheals) 29 August 2018