Cardi B has always been known for her sense of humor, but now she’s under fire for her role in a new comedy sketch. The Dominican-Trinidadian rapper appears in a leaked skit from an upcoming episode of Off the Rip, a show created by comedian Rip Michaels of Wild ‘n Out fame.
On Tuesday, TMZ leaked the skit online. The segment in question satirizes the Real Housewives reality franchise and is titled the Real Housewives of the Civil Rights Movement. In it, Cardi plays Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s late wife Coretta Scott King alongside parodies of Malcolm X’s former partner Betty Shabazz and Jesse Jackson’s wife Jacqueline Brown.
After the skit was leaked, Dr. King’s children spoke out and voiced their concern about the portrayal of the family (At one point, the skit refers to the civil rights leader as a “hoe,” a reference to King’s alleged affairs). In a now deleted tweet, daughter Bernice King referred to the skit as “repulsive,” adding that these figures “paid an extraordinary price so people of color can have a platform & this is how you use it.”
But it seems Cardi B has since apologized to the family for the skit, as Bernice tweeted on Tuesday afternoon, “Thank you, @iamcardib, for reaching out to me and apologizing for the skit that aired on @TMZ. I look forward to talking with you soon.” The apology hasn’t been made public by Bernice King or representatives for Cardi B.
— Be A King (@BerniceKing) August 28, 2018
This isn’t the first time the Invasion of Privacy star has dealt with backlash from the public; in January, she faced scrutiny for defending her husband Offset after he used homophobic language in a collaboration with YFN Lucci.
It is unclear if the skit will still air, but Remezcla will update this article if more information becomes available.