Cardi B has apologized to Dr. Bernice King after the youngest child of Coretta Scott and Martin Luther King Jr. found the “Bodak Yellow” rapper’s comedic portrayal of her mother “repulsive.”
Three years ago, the Bronx spitter filmed several skits for MTV comedy show, Off the Rip. One of which is a parody of the popular Real Housewives franchise entitled Real Housewives of the Civil Rights Movement. Cardi portrays Coretta Scott King, wife of Martin Luther King, Jr., which can be seen here.
Soon after posting the controversial sketch, TMZ reported Bernice King reached out calling the parody “repulsive” and “false.” She also believed its release was horribly timed, as the 55th anniversary of MLK’s March on Washington is next Tuesday.
Cardi has since apologized, with Bernice tweeting that she accepts and appreciates the gesture.
— Be A King (@BerniceKing) August 28, 2018
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.