Cardi B has responded to criticism from Tiger King‘s Carol Baskin, after the Big Cat Rescue CEO called her out for the use of big cats in the music video for her and Megan Thee Stallion‘s new single ‘WAP’.
In a statement written to Billboard, Baskin said that on top of her concerns regarding the animals’ welfare when capturing the footage, she felt the clip could “glamorise” the idea of having them as pets.
“My guess is that most people won’t even see the Photoshopped cats in the scenes because the rest of it is so lurid,” the Tiger King subject said. “I was happy to see that it does appear to all be Photoshopped. It didn’t look like the cats were really in the rooms with the singers. In fact, probably most of the rooms were Photoshopped in via green screen.”
Speaking in a new interview, Cardi responded to Baskin’s comments, calling them “ridiculous,” before taking a swipe of her own. “I’m not gonna engage with Carole Baskin on that,” Cardi told i-D. “Like, that’s just ridiculous you know? Oh, Lord. Like, girl you killed your ******* husband.”
In Netflix‘s Tiger King, Baskin’s rival Joe Exotic claims that Baskin murdered her husband, Jack “Don” Lewis, who went missing in 1997. Baskin has always denied she was involved in Lewis’ disappearance.