Cardi B deleted her Twitter account after trolls mentioned her children in response to the rapper’s decision not to attend the 2022 Grammy Awards on Sunday.
“I’m deleting my twitter but On God I hate this f–kin dumbass fan base. You got the slow dumbasses dragging my kids all cause y’all though [sic] I was going to the Grammys and I didn’t the f–k ?” she tweeted before taking down her account.
Cardi B, whose song “Up” was nominated for Best Rap Performance at the awards ceremony, went on to say, “When the f–k I hinted I was going? I can’t because I’m just f–kin stupid, and I need to protect myself.”
She appeared to be triggered by several netizens who tweeted about her two children, whom she shares with her husband Offset.
“I bet yo son wouldn’t like for you to be on your ass while teasing us fans and not ever dropping music,” one troll tweeted, to which Cardi harshly responded, “I hope your moms die.”
When another user chimed in with an unfounded claim that one of Cardi B’s children is autistic, the rapper was forced to clear the air immediately.
“@iamcardib do you kiss your @utistic child with that mouth?” the Twitter troll asked, leading Cardi to reply, “None of my kids are autistic…don’t project wat u got on my kids the f–k.”
In another tweet, she called her detractors “so f–king dumb” and stated that she despises them.
While some followers slammed Cardi B for what they believe is “disgusting behaviour” in calling out her followers, others praised her for defending herself and her family without looking back.
Cardi went live on Instagram later on Sunday to make clear her case, asking, “Why would I show up for one nomination? … If you bring up my son, I wish the worst on you. I hate you.”
She also took a moment to clarify her response to the autism tweet, saying in part, “I never said there was nothing [sic] wrong with people who have [autism], but don’t put that on my f–king kid.”
Cardi B actually won her first and only Grammy Award in 2019 for Best Rap Album for “Invasion of Privacy.”