Cardi B Apologizes for Controversial Martin Luther King Jr. Sketch

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 27: Recording artist Cardi B attends the Clive Davis and Recording Academy Pre-GRAMMY Gala and GRAMMY Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Jay-Z on January 27, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)
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The singer portrays the late civil rights leader’s wife, Coretta Scott King, in the video segment titled ‘The Real Housewives of the Civil Rights Movement.’

Cardi B came under fire after clips of her portraying Coretta Scott King, the widow of Martin Luther King Jr., in an upcoming episode of Off the Rip aired Tuesday on TMZ. The Real Housewives of the Civil Rights Movement skit upset Dr. Bernice King, the youngest daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King. Bernice King later tweeted that the Bronx native had apologized for several quips taking aim at her father’s alleged infidelities.

King said she’s expecting to speak more in depth with Cardi B after the singer’s apology. “Thank you, @iamcardib, for reaching out to me and apologizing for the skit that aired on @TMZ. I look forward to talking with you soon,” she wrote Tuesday afternoon.

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r comes as part of Wild ‘N’ Out star Rip Micheals’ new show Off the Rip. Cardi plays the role of MLK’s wife, Coretta Scott King, who is joined on set by Rosa Parks; Jesse Jackson’s wife, Jacqueline Lavina Brown; Malcolm X’s wife, Betty Shabazz; an undercover Ku Klux Klan spy; and someone deemed the “Iggy Azalea of the Civil Rights Movement.” The group exchanges digs at the civil rights leader while attempting to plan a rally in his honor.

Bernice King described the spoof as “repulsive” and “false” when speaking to TMZ.

Watch the clip in full below.

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