The annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show took place in Shanghai and was aired on Tuesday. Following the show, a video featuring some of the models rapping along to Cardi B's hit "Bodak Yellow" made its way online. As Teen Vogue shares, the clip has come under fire for what appears to be some models rapping the N-word.
The audio is not totally clear but it looks as if a room of models, including Karlie Kloss and Ming Xi, are rapping line-for-line Cardi B's song. Not all models in the clip are rapping. “Nah. That n-word was too loud and clear for there only to be one black girl in this room,” tweeted writer Mikelle Street.
Editor Jasmyn Lawson added, "Welp @VictoriasSecret plz fire all of them for saying the n-word all carefree."
Others were not offended. "It's a song it ain't that deep," shared one Twitter user.
The original lyrics are: " “I don’t wanna choose / And I’m quick cut a n*gga off / So don’t get comfortable.”
Requests for comment to Victoria's Secret, Karlie Kloss and Cardi B by The Huffington Post were not returned.
"Bodak Yellow" was recently nominated for two Grammy awards. The song by the Love & Hip-Hop star was certified triple-platinum last week. Additionally, it is the longest running No. 1 track in Billboard's Hot 100 history from a solo female rapper. The song has turned into a cultural sensation well beyond hip-hop. It currently has over 341 million views on YouTube.
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