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Cardi B apologies to Martin Luther King Jr. daughter for ‘Housewives’ sketch

Cardi B apologies to Martin Luther King Jr. ‘ s daughter, Coretta Scott King, ‘Housewives’ skit.

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Cardi B has apologized to Martin Luther King Jr. the daughter of Dr. Bernice King, after her portrayal of Coretta Scott King in a skit with the title “Real Housewives of the Civil Rights Movement” received clearance.

“Thank you, @iamcardib, for the reach of me and to apologize for the skit that was aired on @TMZ. I look forward to hearing from you soon,” Coretta tweeted on Tuesday.

The skit, which aired early Tuesday morning on TMZ, is a part of the ‘ Wild ‘N Out’ comedian Rip Michaels’ new show, “Off the Rip.”

Thank you, @iamcardib, for the reach of me and to apologize for the skit that was aired on @TMZ. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

— A King (@BerniceKing) August 28, 2018

In addition to the 25-year-old singer’s portrayel of the King, there are also representations of Malcolm X’s wife Betty Shabazz, Jesse Jackson’s wife, Jacqueline Brown, as well as, Rosa Parks, in the video. In the parody, the characters make references to Martin Luther King Jr. alleged affairs.

According to Variety, Coretta, who is the youngest child of the late civil rights leader, in the first instance said in a since-deleted tweet that the skit was offensive and poorly timed.

“On the 55th anniversary of #IHaveADream a clip on @TMZ shows my parents (Cardi B play of my mother) and great women of the CRM in a repulsive, false light. They paid an extraordinary price, so that people of color can have a platform and this is how you use it. @iamcardib: Let’s talk,” she reportedly wrote.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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