Not for the first time, Cardi B has been accused of transphobia — although this time, the rapper is insisting she's not at fault. Sunday afternoon a transphobic meme was shared from Cardi B's Facebook account that seemed to poke fun at men ashamed to be seen with transgender women.
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y’all need to stop giving this woman passes when she has proven her transphobia time and time again!!!! pic.twitter.com/Bgkj5SDRZZ
— rebecca (@bIindeye) September 16, 2018
Shortly after the meme was posted, the rapper used took to Twitter, explaining to fans that a former member of her team is the only person with access to her former Facebook page, implying that she didn't post the meme and cannot take it down.
It's come to my attention that there have been offensive posts made on what used to be my Facebook page. For the past year and a half a FORMER team member has been the only one with access to the account.
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) September 16, 2018
Some were reassured, but not everyone is buying it. Pose star Angelica Ross urged the rapper to apologize, citing the implications behind the meme.
Black trans women are being killed because of jokes like this. These niggas are killing us to keep women like you @iamcardib from finding out. Cause you’ll make fun of their manhood. This is how you encourage toxic masculinity that only ends up hurting you too sis! Apologize. pic.twitter.com/eooxFrp85j
— Angelica Ross (@angelicaross) September 16, 2018