Cardi B was drowning in hot water earlier today when TMZ leaked a clip of the Bronx femcee as Coretta Scott King in “Real Housewives of the Civil Rights Movement,” a skit from Wild ‘N Out star Rip Michaels’ show, Off the Rip.
Rosa Parks, Malcolm X’s wife, Betty Shabazz, and Jesse Jackson’s wife, Jacqueline Lavina Brown, were among those portrayed as the group gathered to plan a rally for Dr. King. Shabazz’s character kept throwing jabs at Coretta with comments like “Coretta thinks she’s untouchable, but everyone has had a piece of Martin.” The only Caucasian character said, “I’m pretty sure you guys were fighting for equal rights and I’m pretty sure me f**king Martin Luther King is a perfect example of that.” As Coretta Scott King, Cardi said, “all these hussies wanna sleep with my husband, but that’s alright ‘cause I know he marches home to me.”
In a now-deleted tweet, she said, “On the 55th anniversary of #IHaveADream,’ a clip on @TMZ depicts my parents (Cardi B playing my mom) & great women of the CRM in a repulsive, false light. They paid an extraordinary price so people of color can have a platform- & this is how you use it. @iamcardib: Let's talk."
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