From Momo to Instagram privacy pranks, internet hoaxes have been pretty weird in 2019, but this may be the wildest one yet. Although Cardi B isn’t one to shy from confrontation (TBT to that shoe fight with Nicki Minaj), this is one drama she’s not willing to be part of.
In an Instagram live earlier this month, the rapper responded to people criticising her album, Invasion of Privacy, beating Travis Scott’s Astroworld at the 2019 Grammys (she took home the award for Best Rap Album), after Scott addressed it in his new Netflix documentary, Look Mom I Can Fly. In classic Cardi B style she asserted that she’s “not gonna let no white boys mother fucking come at me all day long, shut the fuck up, stay in your mother fucking place, go drink your milk bitch”.
But in a weird twist of fate, a group of rapping 10-year-old brothers called ZN8tion edited a clip from the livestream into their Cardi diss track, convincing fans and media outlets that the rapper’s words were aimed at them.
Cardi B took to Twitter yesterday to refute the reports, writing: “First of all I was talking about a fan base that was coming for me when it comes to album and Grammies (sic) and people chopped my video to make it seem like I was talkin about them kids. Second why don’t ya go bitch to the parents that got lil kids talking shit about others?”
In the video, the kids wear sunglasses and bounce around behind one another as they rap, “They could fix your teeth but they couldn’t fix your face”, alongside the hella catchy, “We don’t like you like bullies in class”.
Watch the surreal video below.