Cardi and Megan Thee Stallion dropped the video for their collaboration on Thursday, Aug. 6, featuring a variety of dancers including Normani, Mulatto, and Suki.
Jenner’s appearance riled Cardi’s fans, who demanded her removal in a Change.org petition that was launched over the weekend, labeling Jenner a “culture vulture”.
But the “Bodak Yellow” star hit back on Twitter, insisting, “Not everything is about race.”
Fans were tight that Normani and the other dancers were depicted as strippers while Jenner strolls down a hallway opening a door.
“Normani did ALL this and Kylie walked down the hall and opened a door. If that’s not a perfect visual indication of Black women having to do the most…” wrote one fan, prompting the hitmaker’s response.
“Normani is one of the best female artist that dances like she dances her f**kin ass off!” Cardi wrote. “Why would she open a door? Please tell me how that would make sense? The best part of the song is the beat and hook, it what makes you want to shake your ass.”
She continued: “Not everything is about race. Theres issues out here in the world that is about race and I preach all the time about. This is not about f**kin race.”
“Why did I put Kylie on my music video? She treated my sister and daughter so lovely at her kid’s bday party,” Cardi insisted in a final tweet. “Travis (Scott, Kylie’s ex) and Set (Offset, Cardi’s husband) are real close and Kris Jenner have given me advice on certain things I ask for and her husband real cool with mine.”