Cardi B had some sharp words for conservative political commentator Tomi Lahren when she was ridiculed for criticizing President Donald Trump’s reason for the government shutdown.
XXL Mag reported the rapper initially slammed Trump for shutting down the government over the Mexico border wall.
“Trump is now ordering federal government workers to go back to work without getting paid,” she said in a Wednesday Instagram post. “Now, I don't wanna hear y’all (expletive) talking about, ‘Oh, Obama shut down the government for 17 days,’ yeah (expletive), for federal healthcare. ... Now, I know a lot of y'all don't care 'cause y'all don't work for the government or y'all don't have a job. But this (expletive) is really (expletive) serious bro. This (expletive) is crazy. Our country is in a hell hole right now. We really need to take this (expletive) serious.”
Lahren, 26, responded and tagged Cardi B, also 26, in a tweet the same day, tweeting, “Looks like @iamcardib is the latest genius political mind to endorse the Democrats. HA! Keep it up, guys!”
People reported that Cardi B responded Sunday, saying, “Leave me alone I will dog walk you.”
Seemingly unfazed, Lahren replied again, insulting Cardi B’s intelligence: “I’m sure you would. Still doesn’t make your political rambling any less moronic.”
The mother of one gave a pointed response:
“You’re so blinded with racism that you don’t even realize the decisions the president you root for is destroying the country you claim to love so much,” she wrote. “You are a perfect example on no matter how educated or smart you think you are you still a SHEEP!”
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took Cardi B’s side, tweeting: “Why do people think they can mess with Bronx women without getting roasted? They act as though our borough hasn’t been perfecting the clapback game since the Sugarhill Gang y’all just found it on Twitter.”
Lahren, not backing down, insulted Ocasio-Cortez’s intelligence and criticized both her and Cardi B for what she said was encouraging threats.
Ocasio-Cortez and Cardi B haven’t responded at the time of this story.