Here’s What Cardi B Said She Did About the Lizzo Lyric Controversy

Here’s What Cardi B Said She Did About the Lizzo Lyric Controversy

Cardi B took to Twitter on Wednesday (June 15) to respond to a Twitter thread regarding Lizzo’s recent lyrics controversy.

A Twitter user named @FeministaJones wrote about the “Bodak Yellow” rapper’s ability to use an offensive word in a song without backlash, while Lizzo changed her “Grrrls” lyrics after being criticized for being in the used an ableistic slur in the opening verse.

“Cardi is slim and fair skinned,” the Twitter user wrote. “She often gets away with more than other women, especially those who look like Lizzo. This is the world we live in. People may get angry but I don’t care lol. Colorism and fatphobia shape SO MANY responses and extensions of ‘grace’.”

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In response, Cardi wrote, “You’re gonna do mental gymnastics to get me involved in everything people are drawn for…People called me out for a lot of shit.”

Cardi concluded with her assessment of the Lizzo situation. “You guys do SOMETHING every week for which I apologize and some things I will say to all of you to suck DI — and personally. If I were Lizzo I would say SMD [suck my di–].”

On Monday, Lizzo announced that she would be releasing a new version of “Grrrls” after the backlash. “I was made aware that my new song ‘GRRRLS’ contains a harmful word,” she wrote in a statement posted to Twitter. “Let me get one thing straight: I never want to encourage derogatory language. As a fat black woman in America, many hurtful words have been used against me that I overestimate the power words can have (whether intentional or, in my case, unintentional).”

She continued, “I am proud to say that there is a new version of GRRRLS with modified lyrics. This is the result of my listening and acting. As an influential artist, I want to be part of the change I’ve been waiting for.”