For those who missed it, earlier this week, Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage, whose real name is Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement after overstaying his visa. The incident provided plenty of fodder for Fox News personality Tomi Lahren, whom you might also recognize for her habit of scapegoating migrants since the day she was reincarnated from the body of a European colonizer.
Lahren tweeted news of 21 Savage’s impending deportation to the United Kingdom, captioning her tweet with reworked lyrics to the rapper’s song “Bank Account.”
I got one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight ICE agents ready to deport ya. https://t.co/tivP1Ljj8V
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) February 3, 2019
Rapper Cardi B soon responded.
“Don’t make me get my leash,” she wrote.
That tweet is a reference to one Cardi B sent Lahren last month after Lahren referred to her as “the latest genius political mind to endorse the Democrats” in a response to a video Cardi B posted to Instagram in which she criticized President Donald Trump’s proposal for a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) January 17, 2019
“Leave me alone I will dog walk you,” the rapper responded at the time.
Leave me alone I will dog walk you . https://t.co/FjqIzpUbvp
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) January 20, 2019
Lahren was derided as a hypocrite for celebrating 21 Savage’s deportation, particularly in light of a recent video she posted to social media of herself rapping along to one of his songs.
This is interesting, because you had no problem with 21 Savage when your ass was rapping along to him. You’re a sham. pic.twitter.com/bwfDwtpjn0
— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) February 3, 2019
Hey Timmy remember this pic.twitter.com/8Xk4uk2e3U
— stream left at london on spotify (@LeftAtLondon) February 4, 2019
Stop hating acting like you werent rapping along to his lyrics on your Instagram story
— MB (@babyitsmb) February 3, 2019
Groupie you were looking for back stage passes 2 days ago.
Little Chicken Head Stunt
— MichaelRapaport (@MichaelRapaport) February 3, 2019
Wasnt she just rapping 21savage yesterday?? Im confused
— Zack Williams (@thezackwilliams) February 3, 2019
It’s safe to predict Cardi B and Lahren will spar again as Lahren continues to stoke the flames of the illegal immigration debate.
Cardi B has been known for making political statements before. On Friday, she expressed support for former NFL football player Colin Kaepernick, whose decision to kneel in protest against police brutality and the inequities faced by people color have made him a regular target of the president and Lahren.
Cardi B revealed she turned down the opportunity to perform at last night’s Super Bowl to “stand behind” Kaepernick.
“My husband, he loves football. His kids play football. It’s really hard for him. …He really wants to go to the Super Bowl, but he can’t go to the Super Bowl, because he’s got to stand for something,” she said. “You have to sacrifice that. I got to sacrifice a lot of money to perform. But there’s a man who sacrificed his job for us, so we got to stand behind him.”