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Cardi B Bites Back At Critics Who Claims She Is Not Black “I’m West Indian”

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Cardi B says speaking Spanish doesn’t mean she is not black.

Cardi B says she gets a lot of criticism saying that she is not black because she speaks Spanish. She now wants the world to know that that is fake news. The “Press” rapper has been the subject of criticism on social media ever since she shot to stardom with her breakout hit “Bodak Yellow” in 2017. Some folks argued that she is Mexican or from Central America because she is a Bronx native and speaks Spanish.

Earlier this week, Cardi moved to set the record straight, but something tells me that this is not the end of the debate. “I’m not Mexican at all. I’m West Indian, and I’m Dominican,” she said on IG Live. “I speak Spanish because I’m Dominican. And it’s like, so what’s the difference between Dominican and Mexican?’ And it’s like, everything!”

Cardi B also chided some fans for regularly race-baiting her. “They always wanna race-bait when it comes to me, I have Afro features,” she continues. “‘Oh, but your parents are light-skinned… all right, but my grandparents aren’t.”

Perhaps her explanation will move the needle a little bit or maybe it won’t. Nevertheless, black people are living in the Caribbean who speaks Spanish. In the age of social media, you’re not going to please everyone.