Cardi B is denying responsibility for an “offensive” post that appeared on her Facebook page over the weekend.
Taking to Twitter on Sunday (Sept. 16), the “Bodak Yellow” rapper revealed that she had no knowledge of the controversial post and attributes it to a former “team member” who had access to her account.
The transphobic meme in question is a cartoon of Rolf from Cartoon Network’s “Ed, Edd n Eddy” looking out a window. The caption reads, “I hope nobody see this tr***y leave my house.” It was accompanied by laughing emojis and has since been deleted.
While the image has since been deleted, the Invasion of Privacy rapper now claims she didn’t make the post and a former team member has been running her page.
“It’s come to my attention that there have been offensive posts made on what used to be my Facebook page,” the “Be Careful” rapper tweeted. “For the past year and a half a FORMER team member has been the only one with access to the account.”
The meme isn’t Cardi’s first time catching heat for transphobic comments. In January, the rapper hopped on Twitter and explained that she didn’t know “tranny” was an offensive word. “Like I didn’t know that that was a word that you cannot use, especially because my trans friends use it and growing up, my parents never told me that that was a bad word,” she said.
Cardi also defended husband Offset in the past, after the Migos rapper rapped a homophobic lyric on “Boss Life” with YFN Lucci. Following the backlash, Cardi said she wouldn’t allow Offset to be called homophobic because he’s not. “I’m saying this because I see him around gays, and he treats them with the same respect he treats everybody,” she added. “He never acts uncomfortable, and he just don’t care.”
Cardi B is currently facing backlash for posting a transphobic meme on her official Facebook page. pic.twitter.com/sqQo86gBNF
— The Pop Hub ???? (@ThePopHub) September 16, 2018
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