Cardi B defends Kylie Jenner's cameo in the 'WAP' music video after fans sign petition to remove her

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Cardi B featured Kylie Jenner in her "WAP" music video.
Cardi B featured Kylie Jenner in her "WAP" music video.

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  • Cardi B defended her decision to include Kylie Jenner in her and Megan Thee Stallion's "WAP" music video on Sunday.

  • After the rappers released the video on Friday, fans circulated an online petition to remove the reality star's cameo. It had nearly 65,000 signatures by Monday morning. 

  • "Why did I put Kylie on my music video? She treated my sister and daughter so lovely at her kid bday party," Cardi B wrote in a since-deleted tweet. 

  • She continued, "Travis and Set are real close and Kris Jenner have giving me advice on certain things I ask for and her husband real cool with mine."

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Cardi B spoke out against the criticism surrounding Kylie Jenner's cameo in her and Megan Thee Stallion's music video for "WAP," which was released on Friday. 

Mid-way through the video, Kylie occupies notable screen time to walk down a hallway in an animal-print dress.

Fans were upset that the reality star, who's previously been accused of appropriating Black culture, was included amongst artists like Normani, Rosalía, Mulatto, Sukihana, and Rubi Rose.

They even circulated a Change.org petition to remove her from the video. By Monday, nearly 65,000 people signed the document. 

The "Bodak Yellow" rapper responded to the criticism in a since-deleted tweet on Sunday, explaining that her husband Offset is close with Kylie's ex Travis Scott

"Why did I put Kylie on my music video? She treated my sister and daughter so lovely at her kid bday party. Travis and Set are real close and Kris Jenner have giving me advice on certain things I ask for and her husband real cool with mine," she wrote, according to Vulture

Kris Jenner, Kylie's mother and manager, was present at the "WAP" shoot, she revealed on Instagram. In the photo, she stands behind Kylie and Cardi B, who sat next to each other on set. 

"You're doing amazing sweetie!!" she captioned the post.

 

In Friday's episode of Apple Music's "New Music Daily," Cardi B discussed her and Megan Thee Stallion's decisions to include celebrity cameos in the "WAP" video.

"I wanted a lot of different females, not just female rappers. Y'all going to see it on the music video as well, from models to influencers and everything. And I really wanted the video to be very sexy, very clean, very nice, very cut," the "I Like It" rapper said.

She continued, "I'm like, these are the girls that I personally like, that I like their music, that I really feel they are going to go mainstream, to me."

Watch the full music video for "WAP" below. 

 

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