Cardi B has apologized to Dr. Bernice King for participating in a comedy sketch that offended the daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King.
“Thank you, @iamcardib, for reaching out to me and apologizing for the skit that aired on @TMZ,” Bernice King wrote on Twitter. “I look forward to talking with you soon.”
— Be A King (@BerniceKing) August 28, 2018
A clip of Cardi portraying Coretta Scott King in a skit titled “The Real Housewives of the Civil Rights Movement” surfaced on Tuesday (August 28). The video elicited a response from Bernice King, who referred to the skit as “repulsive” in a since-deleted tweet.
“On the 55th anniversary of #IHaveADream,’ a clip on @TMZ depicts my parents (Cardi B playing my mom) & great women of the CRM in a repulsive, false light,” she wrote. “They paid an extraordinary price so people of color can have a platform- & this is how you use it. @iamcardib: Let’s talk.”
The clip comes from Off The Rip, an upcoming sketch show from comedian Rip Michaels.
[This post has been updated. The following was originally published on August 28, 2018 at 9:04 a.m. PST.]
Throughout her career, Cardi B has taken on a number of roles. But the Bronx musician may have taken on her most peculiar role yet thanks to a comedy sketch titled “The Real Housewives Of The Civil Rights Movement.”
In the sketch, Cardi takes on the role of Coretta Scott King, the late wife to civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr.
Gathered around the likes of Betty Shabazz, Jacqueline Lavinta Brown, and Rosa Parks, Coretta reveals why she should take charge of the group of women.
“Well, I think I should be the leader of this group,” Cardi says as Coretta. “You know, my husband have marched in every states. And have fought, so we can use the same toilet as everybody.”
Later in the sketch, several references are made to King’s alleged infidelities.
“All these hussies wanna sleep with my husband. But it’s alright cause I know he marches home to me,” Cardi says.
Also, 55 years ago to the day (August 28), Dr. King delivered his famous “I Have A Dream” speech.