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MADISON - One of the most popular rappers in the world is upmix with a Wisconsin congressman after he said one of her recent performances contributed to the "moral decline of America."

U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman, a Republican from Glenbeulah, said on the House floor Thursday that rapper Cardi B"s appearance at the Grammy Awards earlier this year was "inconsistent with basic decency" in a speech urging the Federal Communications Commission khổng lồ ban performances lượt thích hers. 

"I"ve received some complaints in my office, và rightfully so, about Cardi B and the Grammys. They wonder why we are paying the FCC if they feel this should be in living rooms across the nation," Grothman said on the floor. "Wake up, FCC, & begin to do your job. The moral decline of America is partly due to lớn your utter complacency."

Cardi B, who won a Grammy Award in 2019 for best rap album, told her 17.9 million Twitter followers that Grothman should worry about more pressing issues facing the country. 

"This gets me so mad ya don’t even know!" she tweeted. "I think we all been on the edge this week since we seen police brutality baông xã lớn baông xã including watching one of the biggest case in history go down DUE to police brutality but wait ! This is wat state representative decide khổng lồ talk about."


She also said Jacob Blake, who was paralyzed after being shot by a Kenosha police officer in August, won"t get "proper Justice" because of lawmakers lượt thích Grothman.

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"This is why people gotta vote, elect better people cause you got these dum asses representing states," she tweeted. 

Cardi B và an aide to lớn Grothman did not immediately respond khổng lồ requests for interviews. 


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"WAPhường.," which is an acronym that includes a slang term for female genitalia, is a tuy vậy about female sexual empowerment that uses explicit language.

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The two rappers performed an edited version of the tuy vậy at the Grammys. They engaged in some sexually suggestive dancing on a giant bed and did not sing the most explicit lyrics of the tuy vậy. 


Prominent conservatives lượt thích Fox News" Tucker Carlson have heavily criticized the song & the rappers" Grammys performance. Rolling Stone reported last week that the FCC received more than 1,000 complaints about the performance. 

At a news conference in Wauwatosa on Thursday, Gov. Tony Evers appeared to side with Cardi B.

"I’m not an expert on that genre of music," Evers said. "It just seems troubling that we’re arguing about things like that. Whether one person believes it’s legitimate, another person doesn’t, it just seems lượt thích there’s a lot more important things lớn worry about.”


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