Cardi B and Candace Owens sparred on Twitter after the 'WAP' Grammys performance, and both women threatened lawsuits

Cardi B and Candace Owens
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  • Cardi B and Candace Owens had a Twitter feud after the conservative pundit criticized "WAP."

  • The feud began after Owens talked about the "WAP" Grammys performance during a Fox News appearance.

  • Both women ended up threatening legal action amid the spat.

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The rapper Cardi B and the conservative pundit Candace Owens were embroiled in a Twitter feud in the wake of comments Owens made about Cardi and Megan Thee Stallion's performance of "WAP" at the Grammys.

The spat ended with the women threatening to sue each other.

"WAP," which is about women's sexual arousal, has become a major talking point for conservative media figures who say it's inappropriate. The conservative influencer Ben Shapiro famously criticized the song in August and said that the implied vaginal-lubrication level discussed in "WAP" required "medical care."

Megan and Cardi's celebrated Grammys rendition, their first live performance of the song, showed the two women artists thrusting their hips together atop a giant fake bed.

Owens appeared on Fox News' "Tucker Carlson Tonight" on Monday and said the performance was "an attack on American values." Owens, who has previously fought with Cardi over political opinions on Twitter, also said the performers were "actively trying to make children aspire to things that are grotesque."

The pundit also suggested during her appearance that the song pointed to the "weakening of American society" and would be the "end of an empire."

Cardi responded to the claim on Tuesday. "Wow," she tweeted. "Imagine if 'WAP' caused the downfall of the American empire and not North Korea bomb threats, terrorism, racism, or bad government?!! THAT WOULD BE SO ICONIC!!!"

The two continued to trade jabs. Owens tweeted that she took issue with Cardi "being used to encourage young women to strip themselves of dignity."

The artist appeared to attempt to end the feud with a sarcastic tweet. "Anyways congrats on your new show," she said, referencing Owens' new talk show on The Daily Wire, a conservative website founded by Shapiro. "I hope you speak more about WAP... any exposure will help," Cardi said.

The Twitter spat took a turn when Cardi shared a doctored screenshot that purported to show Owens tweeting that her husband cheated on her with her own brother. The screenshot was fake, according to Snopes.

Later on Tuesday, Owens appeared to threaten to sue Cardi for "slandering" her brother, whom she referred to as a "private citizen."

Cardi denied creating the fake image but doubled down its authenticity, citing its publication on blogs like AceShowBiz and HotNewHipHop. She threatened to countersue over Owens' allegation that she doctored the tweet herself.

Owens later shifted to Instagram, where she posted a 13-minute video in which she said she planned to sue Cardi.

Representatives for Cardi and Owens did not immediately respond to Insider's requests for comment.

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