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. 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.
See their opposing sides to Bardi’s latest controversy and click the link below to see the “Ho Etiquette” video for yourself.
See TMZ's report of the three-year-old video here.
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