As the right clutches its pearls over hip hop artists Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's "WAP" Grammy performance, far-right provocateur Candace Owens has once again started a Twitter feud with Cardi.
As usual, it's Cardi who seems to be winning the war of insults—until the two end up before a judge, that is.
Because this time the beef escalated to legal threats, with Owens announcing she's suing Cardi and Cardi threatening to sue right back.
Yes. Just spoke with my family. I am 100% suing Cardi for that nonsense. You can’t just start throwing out wild lie… https://t.co/wdVKdZo76b— Candace Owens (@Candace Owens)1615935671.0
So what's going on here?
Well, it all began with Owens decrying Cardi and Megan's sexually provocative performance in a Fox News interview, in which Owens accused Cardi of corrupting children and precipitating the "end of an [American] empire."
Candace Owens says WAP being performed at the Grammy's signifies the "corrosion" and "end of an empire" https://t.co/G1BpwUdTTH— nikki mccann ramírez (@nikki mccann ramírez)1615854864.0
Like Madonna and Beyoncé before them, Cardi and Megan's audacious celebration of female sexuality had the right's hair on fire from the moment it dropped last August. And for Cardi, it seems to be all gravy—after all, there's no such thing as bad publicity, right?
So in response to Owens's hysteria, Cardi celebrated the attention Owens brought her, while cleverly underlining Owen's hypocrisy. Owens is an undying supporter of former Republican President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, who have themselves created quite a bit of "explicit content" over the years.
Cardi even went so far as to thank Owens for lining her pockets with outrage-fueled streams of her music.
It could have all just ended there.
But if we've learned one thing about far-right agitators like Owens who literally make their money off outrage, it should be they can never, ever resist taking the bait.
And take the bait Owens did.
Millions of young girls follow you. At your best, you are self-deprecating and humorous. At your worst, you are n… https://t.co/yyVVbAVa5P— Candace Owens (@Candace Owens)1615932660.0
So, Cardi dealt a blow in return calling out the thinly veiled homophobia in Owens' tweet.
She tweeted a screenshot of a tweet Owens supposedly posted last November in which she said her husband cheated on her with her brother.
Cardi included some choice words for Owens along with the screenshots:
"Not you talking about two women thrusting their vaginas together while your husband and brother slap c*cks and balls together. WELL WOULD YOU LOOK AT THAT! wow."
But there was just one problem—the tweet attributed to Owens is almost certainly fake.
Owens claimed from the beginning the tweets were photoshopped and despite claims to the contrary by bloggers and tweeters there is no evidence it was ever posted by Owens.
So, Owens fired right back, getting in a dig at Cardi B's marital troubles with rapper Offset.
I am literally laughing out loud. Cardi. My dear. That is clearly a photoshopped tweet. 😂😂😂😂 Only one of us has… https://t.co/OPNLnBDjpT— Candace Owens (@Candace Owens)1615933950.0
And after Cardi continued sharing articles about Owens's husband's infidelity in return, Owens threatened legal action for defamation.
But this story still isn't over!
Because included in Owens' legal threats were accusations Cardi herself photoshopped the tweets about her husband's infidelity. So now Cardi is threatening to sue Owens too.
And put her firmly in her place a few hours later.
The women are still trading barbs as of this writing, well over 24 hours later—though Cardi seems to be the clear winner in Twitter's eyes.
Candace Owens attacking Cardi B to get publicity for her new talk show that conveniently premieres this week. https://t.co/WP5L96PKQe— Ellis Crane (@Ellis Crane)1615952992.0
Candace Owens says she is suing Cardi B Cardi B and the rest of the world https://t.co/3wDPoH511Q— yes im a capricorn (@yes im a capricorn)1615938711.0
Candace Owens Candace Owens on Trump saying on Cardi B “grab ‘em by & Megan the puss… https://t.co/bbxAQ1La16— Wirjil (@Wirjil)1615951256.0
i love waking up to cardi dragging candace owens https://t.co/HyqywsaORh— 𝕶𝖆𝖒𝖎 (@𝕶𝖆𝖒𝖎)1615963360.0
The funniest part about this argument is that Cardi has nothing to lose and Candace has everything to lose https://t.co/mcdtwHy73k— Quellcrist Schuyler 👑 (@Quellcrist Schuyler 👑)1615937295.0
CARDI ENDED CANDACE OWENS🤡🤡🤡 https://t.co/YeTum8LWmU— 💗FAMOUS ERA💗 (@💗FAMOUS ERA💗)1615951090.0
Me watching Cardi B unleash hellfire on Candace Owens earlier today https://t.co/RTr2ouq3eF— Shamar English (@Shamar English)1615955922.0
Cardi B and Candace Owens fighting on Twitter is giving me just the right amount of serotonin to get me through thi… https://t.co/YjLjT1IARP— colin (@colin)1615959522.0
Cardi basically told Candace your brother is fcking your husband focus on THAT https://t.co/EibTljEcQg— alex is openly black (@alex is openly black)1615935030.0
Me rn watching Cardi drag Candace on the TL https://t.co/h9L0h6ivRZ— ⓣ ⓚ (@ⓣ ⓚ)1615959960.0
Here's hoping the two hash out their differences on Judge Judy and really give us the finale we're waiting for.