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Cardi B Calls Out Reporter Who Claims She Was Promoting Violence

Cardi B is firing back at a reporter who claims she was inciting violence.

KTLA entertainment anchor Doug Kolk ran a segment using part of the rapper’s Instagram video where she addressed the protests across the country following George Floyd’s death. Kolk claimed that Cardi was using her “massive platform to promote the violence.”

“People looting and going extremely outraged, you know, it makes me feel like, ‘Yes! Finally! Finally motherf*kers gonna hear us now. Yeah!'” she can be heard saying in the aired clip. “As much as people is so against it, at this point I feel like I’m not against it, even though it do scare me.”

But her Instagram video was cut before she could finish her thoughts. In the non-televised clip, she also encouraged her followers to vote in the upcoming election. “Another way for the people to take power… I don’t want to make everything political but it is what it is. It’s by voting,” added Cardi.

After hearing her words taken out of context, Cardi called out the reporter on Twitter. “@DougKolk why your no lip square head having ass ain’t put the part were I said to vote ? You cottage cheese breath having bitch,” she said. “Why don’t you post how a conservative Christian trump supporter post my adress and encourage people to loot my home(which by the way he goin to jail ).”

Her reaction prompted an apology from Kolk. “I apologize to @iamcardib if I took her words out of context,” he tweeted. “I respect her for using her platform to connect with people during these difficult times and it was wrong of me to not let her full voice be heard. I will make sure that is corrected during my next segment.”

KTLA also aired a segment including an apology from Kolk. “I recognize now how I misconstrued her words,” he said. “I ask Cardi and her faithful fan base for forgiveness, and let this serve as a learning experience for me, not only as a journalist but as a human being.”