A transphobic meme popped up on Cardi B’s official, verified Facebook account Sunday – but the rapper claims she had nothing to do with it.
Cardi, 25, denied sharing the offending meme in a statement on Twitter, and implied that it was posted by a former member of her team.
“It’s come to my attention that there have been offensive posts made on what used to be my Facebook page,” she wrote. “For the past year and a half a FORMER team member has been the only one with access to the account.”
The since-deleted image featured a cartoon character gazing out a window with the words, “I hope nobody see this Tranny leave my house,” accompanied by a series of crying laughing emojis and a skull emoji.
The page has nearly 6,000,000 followers – and many of them were quick to voice their displeasure with the image.
“#TeamNicki, I don’t support a transphobe,” one user wrote, referring to Cardi’s rival Nicki Minaj.
“Go take care of your kid instead of enabling harm to the trans community,” another wrote.
The “I Like It” rapper has been forced to defend herself against transphobic language before.
While defending her now-husband Offset’s use of the word “queer” in a rap verse in January, Cardi referenced a 2017 video in which she used the word “tranny.”
In the clip, the Bronx-bred star outlined a plan of revenge for a cheating boyfriend that involved secretly setting him up to have a threesome with a transsexual person.