Cardi B Responds to Carole Baskin ‘Animal Cruelty’ Accusations By Saying She ‘Killed Her Husband’ | 22 Words

Cardi B has hit out at Carole Baskin and its safe to say, she didn't hold back...

Unless you've been living under a rock...

You may be aware that Cardi B recently released a new music video.

The music video, among several celebrity cameos, contained some big cats.

You know where this is going...

So, as you can imagine, Carole Baskin decided to weigh in on the matter.

Because of course she did.

But it didn't go down too well with the rapper...

Cardi has now hit back at Carole.

And, let's just say...

She really didn't hold back.

We all know and love Cardi for her no-nonsense approach to life...

She's constantly entertaining fans via her social media accounts, and updating us on her daily life - so the fact that she openly clapped back at Carole is hardly a surprise.

There's no doubt Cardi is hugely successful...

And she has been named as one of the most popular female rap artists of our generation.

But Cardi had a pretty difficult start in life...

Born in the Bronx, NY, Cardi (her real name is Belcalis Almanzar) came from a life of domestic violence and poverty and had to resort to stripping aged nineteen to make ends meet.

This wasn't a path she ideally wanted to go down...

"The first time I stripped I was really embarrassed, I felt like I could hear my parents voice in my head," she told ID magazine last year. "After a while, I didn't even care anymore. I was seeing the money that I feel like I would've never seen ever."

But alongside her stripping...

Cardi would be a very popular social media presence and she would regularly upload music videos of herself to Vine and Instagram.

In 2015, she joined the cast of the VH1 reality TV series Love & Hip Hop: New York...

But after 2 seasons, Cardi announced that she would be leaving the show to pursue a career in music - the thing she was truly passionate about.

She soon made her musical debut on Jamaican reggae fusion singer Shaggy's remix to his single "Boom Boom"...

And the rest is history.

In the space of 2 years, the singer's life took a complete U-turn.

With an estimated net worth of around $8m, and even being hailed as one of TIME's most influential people in the world last year, the star has truly made her mark on the industry.

Her breakthrough hit landed her in some trouble, however...

"Bodak Yellow" skyrocketed to number one on the Billboard Top 100, making her the second rapper to get to number 1 with a solo song. The first was Lauryn Hill's "Doo Wop (That Thing)" in 1998, BBC News reports. But it wasn't long before things went south...

Many accused Cardi of stealing from another rapper...

Waves of listeners pointed out the resemblance between Cardi's hit and Kodak Black's 2015 tune "No Flockin."

But, in response to the backlash, Cardi insisted she was merely inspired by Kodak Black's song...

Cardi was fully open about the fact she was inspired by "him and his flow," but denied she plagiarized the song. In fact, Kodak Black later released a remix of "Bodak Yellow," so he can't have been too phased by the whole thing.

Before she became an awarding-winning singer, she was a social media star...

She first found fame when some of her posts on Vine and Instagram went viral, catapulting her to instant stardom. Her stage name, Cardi B, came from her family nickname... Bacardi. Quite fitting, don't you agree?

The star has since become renowned for her headline-making behavior...

With her explicit lyrics and brazen behavior both on and off stage, Cardi B has certainly made a name for herself in the world of music.

But Cardi's outlandish behavior has only propelled her even further...

Her crude lyrics and overall overwhelming stage presence certainly haven't stopped her from succeeding; they've done quite the opposite, in fact. Throughout her career, she has bagged herself a Grammy, 7 Billboard Awards, 3 MTV Music Awards and 2 Guinness World Record Awards. Not too shabby.

Because if you've got it...

Flaunt it, right?

You have to admire her confidence...

Part of Cardi's overall image is her sassy attitude. She's never afraid to speak her mind and is always open to experimenting with new and outlandish looks.

And speaking her mind is exactly what she did this week.

The star clapped back at Tiger King star Carole Baskin, who claimed Cardi's new music video “glamorized" the ownership of big cats.

Carole also stated that Cardi likely dealt with one of the big cat pimps.

A few days passed where everyone simply ignored Carole's commentary on the video.

But it wasn't long before Cardi responded to the comments herself.

And she really didn't hold back.

In an interview with Vice, the rapper seemed unphased by Carole's comments.

“It doesn’t make me angry," Cardi told the publication. "It makes me happy. They keep talking and the numbers keep going up. At the end of the day, whatever they’re saying, the numbers speak for themselves."

And when asked about Carole's critique specifically...

Cardi responded: “I’m not gonna engage with Carole Baskin on that. Like, that’s just ridiculous you know? Oh, Lord. Like, girl you killed your goddamn husband."

Just to be clear...

Carole was not formally charged for the disappearance of her millionaire husband Don Lewis, nor is she currently being investigated for it despite the Hillsborough County sheriff’s alleged interest in new leads. However, since Netflix's  Tiger King aired, fans have accused the star of being guilty of killing her husband and feeding him to the tigers.

If you're in the mood for more Cardi B news...

Then keep scrolling to see the extravagant gift she gave her man Offset on his birthday.