Cardi B posted an apology on Sunday (Nov. 29) for a series of tweets made over Thanksgiving.
In the posts, the rapper boasted of hosting more than 30 people for the holiday amid warnings to forego large gatherings during the raging COVID-19 pandemic.
“Sorry my bad wasn’t trying to make nobody feel bad.I just had my family in my home for the first time and it felt so good & uplifted me,” Cardi wrote in a follow-up tweet. “I spent soo much money getting every1 tested but it felt worth it.I wasnt trying to offend no1.”
The apology came after Cardi appeared to be reveling in hosting a large dinner for her family. It started with an innocuous post about enjoying the holiday in which she wrote, “Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Enjoy your family & friends and the turkey legs” amid LOL re-posts about hilarious “WAP”sgiving videos.
Then, on Sunday, Cardi said she had “12kids and 25 adults over the holidays.” A short time later, Cardi shared how blessed she was feeling about the last few years of her life.
“Back in 2017 God revealed so many people around my circle that I though was .I didn’t understand why but In 2018 I found I was pregnant & had a very successful year,” she said of her breakthrough year. “God revealingly people to me again this year! means 2021 finna be a good year and f–k people can’t come with me.”
But then came the backlash to her packed house tweet, after which Cardi explained that she made sure everyone in her house was tested beforehand, which many experts warned may not have been enough of a precautionary measure given the disease’s latency period and sometimes unreliable tests as well as the danger of asymptomatic spread.
Cardi also noted that she and everyone around her get tested “literally 4 times a week,” adding that, “I’m in the middle of work and Everytime we clock in we MUST GET TESTED!”
When some commenters pointing out that not everyone has the ability to get tested as frequently as Cardi does — including one who wrote, “No one is trying too hard. You had 37 people over your house during a pandemic.Even if you dont think of yourself as a role model many fans will see your Thanksgiving as not taking COVID seriously.Also testing folks alone isn’t going to work. It has a two week incubation period” — the rapper seemingly responded with, “People be trying too hard to be offended. I wonder how they survive the real world.”
A spokesperson for Cardi B had not returned requests for additional comment at press time.
Check out the tweets below.