Cardi B defends Offset: Rapper accused of releasing ‘shooting’ songs, too soon after Takeoff’s death

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 19: Host Cardi B attends the 2021 American Music Awards Red Carpet Roll-Out with Host Cardi B at L.A. LIVE on November 19, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)

Cardi B is defending her husband, Offset, after a comic accused him of having clout.

Nicole Arbour made some contentious social media comments over the weekend, referencing a new Offset song that the “Bodak Yellow” hitmaker shared on her Instagram Story.

In her post, her husband dressed up as the Joker and rapped to his new song, which had the lyrics:

“Catch a body broad day/Shoot ’em in the hallway.”

While the exact date of the video’s production is unknown, Offset, real name Kiari Kendrell Cephus, dressed up as the Joker for Halloween this year, so it’s safe to assume it was shot on or before October 31.

Meanwhile, Takeoff, a member of the Migos, died on November 1.

According to Nicole’s tweet:

“Man… few weeks after his cousin was murdered over a dice game. Offset’s making new music about shooting people and shooting places up. Not a single thing was learned.”

For the uninitiated, Takeoff was shot and killed in early November morning as a result of a dice game. His death was ruled a homicide because he died from “gunshot wounds to the head and body that penetrated into the arm.”

Cardi B immediately responded to Nicole’s post with a series of now-deleted tweets praising Offset and claiming that he hasn’t released any music since their friend’s death.

Nicole then retweeted an Instagram Story of Offset from Cardi B’s account, which Nicole captioned:

“just posted this and I was sure it was Offset rapping about murder with a fake gun. Honestly, my bad if that’s not what this video is.”

While Cardi B has yet to respond, Nicole doubled down on her first tweet, claiming that even if Cardi B did not post the video, she still advocated for “senseless violence in a community.”

“It’s sad af that all these young guys are dying, something has to CHANGE.”

Nicole insisted that this is “real talk,” and she questioned why Cardi B is still “not getting it.”

She added:

“You’re a damn leader and you can make a change in the name of Takeoff.”

Unfortunately, Cardi B tweeted Nicole:


Cardi B, on the other hand, did not back down, posting screenshots of Nicole Arbour’s previous racist statements on social media. The rapper later deleted the tweet.

After much back and forth, Nicole invited Cardi B to appear on her podcast “The Arbour Effect,” but the singer-rapper only responded with a video captioned “Me right now.”