‘Tiger King’ Star Carole Baskin Slams Cardi B’s #WAP Video For Glamorizing Big Cats as Pets

Published: Monday 10th Aug 2020 by Rashad

Cardi B‘s ‘WAP,’ presumably the first official single from her highly anticipated, yet-titled sophomore album, has been getting praise aplenty from fellow celebrities and fans alike since its August 7th premiere.  Yet, there’s one person the GRAMMY winner shouldn’t expect a standing ovation from: CEO of Big Cat Rescue Carole Baskin.

The ‘Tiger King’ star was royally disappointed by the presentation of tigers, leopards, and jaguars in the Colin Tilley-directed video – even though they all appeared digitally.

Look inside to see why the big cat activist is actively giving the Megan Thee Stallion-assisted joint two thumbs down:

Taking to Billboard, Baskin revealed she appreciated Cardi and Meg opting not to use live animals in the shoot.  However, she reckoned real big cats were still harmed in some fashion.

“You have to pose a wildcat in front of a green screen to get that image and that doesn’t happen in the wild,” she told the outlet. “It can’t happen in sanctuaries like ours where cats have plenty of room to avoid a green screen (or would shred it if offered access and could die from ingesting it). That tells me they probably dealt with one of the big cat pimps, who makes a living from beating, shocking and starving cats to make them stand on cue in front of a green screen in a studio.”

What’s worse, according to Carole, the clip “glamorizes the idea of rich people having tigers as pets” which “makes every ignorant follower want to imitate by doing the same.”

Concluding her criticism of the duo fetishizing felines, she said:

“While I think most are destroyed behind closed gates at that point, some end up being given away to people who want to have a tiger to show off,” Baskin added. “That never works out and the cats either die or end up dumped in sanctuaries or, worse yet, breeding mills. Either way, it’s always abusive to the cat.” [source]

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  1. FK those tacky af Yeezy 4 taking my tax $ August 10, 2020

    Karen Baskins needs to back the FK off. She may have fed her redneck husband to her tigers but the BCITH hasn’t f***** with A BIHTC from the Bronx yet and they’ll bury her ass in the hudson

    • Shayla Queen 👑 August 10, 2020

      Be gone, peasant.

  2. #WAP August 10, 2020

    STFU Carole and tell us where your husband is you nut! Stream WAP with yo dry as dookie shooter

  3. WRTW? August 10, 2020

    I support Carole, Cardi is the worst

    • #WAP August 10, 2020

      WAP is set to sell 600k+ in its first week and set for a #1 debut. Making Grammy Award winner Cardi B the first and ONLY female rapper to have a #1 hit in TWO different decades. 🤣😂🤣 Nicki, what’s good? Barbz, what’s good? Meanwhile “move ya hips” is #92 on US iTunes 🤣😂🤣 CARDI IS THE QUEEN OF RAP

      • WRTW? August 10, 2020

        Keep telling yourself that boo.

      • #WAP August 10, 2020

        K. Keep streaming move ya hips and brace yourself for WAP to be #1 when billboard updates next Monday ☺️☺️☺️

      • WRTW? August 10, 2020

        Nicki is the 🐐, Cardi is just starting her second album. It’s like comparing Jayz to lil yahty. Nicki is getting ready to give birth to her child in wedlock. Good luck to Cardi Because she’s not Hot anymore. Megan outshined her, in her own video. This is Megan’s song. Cardi had those nursery rhyme verses her ghost writer picked for her. If the song goes number one, it’s only because of Meg

  4. Shayla Queen 👑 August 10, 2020

    As long as they were looked after properly, there should be no issue.

  5. #WAP August 10, 2020

    WAP is set to sell 600k+ in its first week and set for a #1 debut. Making Grammy Award winner Cardi B the first and ONLY female rapper to have a #1 hit in TWO different decades. 🤣😂🤣 Nicki, what’s good? Barbz, what’s good? Meanwhile “move ya hips” is #92 on US iTunes 🤣😂🤣 CARDI IS THE QUEEN OF RAP

    • Shayla Queen 👑 August 10, 2020

      But we need the video with the explicit version of the song! She said she was going to drop it but b**** where?! Come on, Cardi!!

    • WRTW? August 10, 2020

      Two weeks from now the song will be forgotten

      • #WAP August 10, 2020

        You mad move ya hips is free falling? Why do all nicki songs free fall in the second week? Chiiiiile. Nicki must be so embarrassed. 🤣 Grammy award winner cardi b is the queen of rap.

  6. London+lad August 10, 2020

    Dear old white woman – STFU

    It’s a fantasy video Ffs

  7. Fancy BISH August 10, 2020

    This bish has NERVE after murking her husband! And bish, don’t speak for cats just cause you want to be one….mmmhmm lmao, yeah I said it ALL heffa…you ain’t fooling nobody ☕️ 😂
    “Carole, you think you slick b******.” – Cardi B 💅🏼
    https://twitter.com/iamcardib/status/1243365491214675971

  8. Let’s go little Kitty Kat August 10, 2020

    Oh hush Carole. You missed the whole point.

    Go find your husband

  9. #TheTruth August 10, 2020

    I don’t think animals should be used like that. She has a point, they are forcing them to pose a certain way. Even if they were eventually CGI-ed into the video.
    It brought nothing to the video anyway, that is tacky and tasteless.

  10. Paulo August 10, 2020

    She makes sensible points being an expert but I disagree with her on the glamorizing ownership part… but the headlines as if she’s actually attacking Cardi when she wasn’t 🤦🏼‍♀️

  11. Dc August 10, 2020

    This song is a movement 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

  12. Bey August 10, 2020

    She needs to stfu h**.

  13. Invasion Of Privacy August 10, 2020

    The song is about having w.e.t. K.i.t.t.y. K.a.t. The cats were symbolic to that. Most weren’t even real and the rest as well as them hu.mp.ing was CGI.

    At this point the people are just reaching. barbz are mad that Move Ya Hips failed to crack top ten after they spent thousands of dollars. That on top of their $600 pandemic relief funds being taken away. They just looking for any excuse to hate on Cardi.

    Stay N Ur Struggle

  14. FMcL August 10, 2020

    Lets discuss her husbands death though?!

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