Cardi B calls out Wisconsin rep for talking about her Grammy performance instead of police brutality

Cardi B was incensed that U.S. Representative Glenn Grothman, a Republican from Wisconsin, took the time to decry her racy performance at the Grammy Awards last month. But not for the reason you might expect.

Her problem with his criticism, which he delivered Thursday on the House floor, was that he took the time to talk about that subject rather than the issue of police brutality. The latter was very much on the minds of many people this week, as former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty in the murder of George Floyd and still more people were killed by police.

This gets me so mad ya don’t even know! I think we all been on the edge this week since we seen police brutality back to back including watching one of the biggest case in history go down DUE to police brutality but wait ! This is wat state representative decide to talk about 🤔

— iamcardib (@iamcardib) April 22, 2021

Mind you Nikkas can’t give a word about Jacob Blake or give him proper Justice but this part of the reason why !!!!! They giving seats to FUCKIN IDIOTS!!This is why people gotta vote ,elect better people cause you got these dum asses representing states .

— iamcardib (@iamcardib) April 22, 2021

Grothman said he had received complaints in his office about the performance from people wondering "why we are paying the [Federal Communications Commission] if they feel that this should be in living rooms across the nation."

He also took a jab at Vice President Kamala Harris, who's raved about Cardi B in the past.

"I realize that Kamala Harris has used her fame to promote this performer, but I assure the FCC that millions of Americans would view her performance as inconsistent with basic decency," Grothman read in a prepared statement. "Wake up FCC and begin to do your job. The moral decline of America is partly due to your utter complacency."

The performance in question featured Cardi B joining forces with rapper and singer Megan Thee Stallion in the first televised rendition of "WAP," a track about embracing female sexuality. And it was censored even more than usual for the CBS telecast. Lyrics were altered and, before the women had even begun to roll around on a giant bed, Grammys host Trevor Noah joked that parents with small children in the room tell them that the song is about "giving a cat a bath." 

Once it was over, more than 1,000 complaints were sent to the FCC, calling the performance "disgusting" and "deplorable trash," among other names.

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