Rapper Cardi B clapped back at a Twitter user who questioned her bisexuality.
On Monday, @Thelightiscumin posted photos of Harry Styles, Lady Gaga, and Billie Eilish along with one of the rapper. “Celebrities that came out as bisexual but never dated someone of the same gender.”
Celebrities that came out as bisexual but never dated someone of the same gender. pic.twitter.com/StJO77b5g0
— Liam | Unproblematic (@Thelightiscumin) September 19, 2022
Lady Gaga has been open about her bisexuality for years, but neither Styles nor Eilish have publicly identified as bisexual.
For her part, Cardi B’s response was swift, salty, and seemingly good-humored.
“I ate bitches out before you was born,” she tweeted. “Sorry I don’t have razr phone pics to prove it to you.” She included a pair of laughing emojis.
I ate bitches out before you was born …..Sorry I don’t have razr phone pics to prove it to you 😅😅 https://t.co/S9mm4yesDU
— Cardi B (@iamcardib) September 19, 2022
Cardi B, who has been married to rapper Offset since 2017, first came out as bisexual in 2018 in response to criticism over her collaboration with Rita Ora, Bebe Rexha, and Charli XCX on Ora’s single “Girls.” LGBTQ fans claimed the song’s lyrics presented cis female bisexuality as a way to titillate straight men.
“I personally myself had experiences with other woman ,shiieeett with a lot of woman! I though the song was a good song and i remember my experience,” Cardi B tweeted in response to the backlash.
Listen to “GIRLS” by Rita Ora ft me @BebeRexha @charli_xcx .We never try to cause harm or had bad intentions with the song .I personally myself had experiences with other woman ,shiieeett with a lot of woman ! I though the song was a good song and i remember my experience .
— Cardi B (@iamcardib) May 15, 2018
Last year, however, she was accused of “queerbaiting” by at least on fan on Twitter after appearing in a naked embrace with Normani in the singer’s “Wild Side” video. Rolling Stone later published an examination of the term, which has been applied to everyone from Nick Jonas to Madonna, and more recently to Heartstopper star Kit Connor.
Cardi B responded to a tweet about the piece, explaining that the shots of her embracing Normani in the “Wild Side” video were, in part, an effort to hide her “baby bump.”
“Also I’m married to a man but I have express soo much about my bisexuality and my experiences wit girls. All of a sudden ‘queer baiting’ is the new word & people use it to the ground,” she wrote.
Uuummmm @RollingStone queer baiting? You do know we was trying to hide a whole baby bump right ?Also I’m married to a man but I have express soo much about my bisexuality and my experiences wit girls .All of a sudden “queer baiting” is the new word & people use it to the ground ! https://t.co/M3kn4NyJBs
— Cardi B (@iamcardib) July 23, 2021
As them writer Matthew Rodriguez points out, bisexual people don’t owe anyone “proof” of their sexuality. But, for the record, Cardi B has spoken about dating another woman in the past. In a TikTok video reposted by Twitter user @KADOBYELLOW, she jokes that her mother used to punish her as a teen because she thought she had a boyfriend. “That was a lie. I didn’t had a boyfriend. I had a girlfriend, bitch!”