Cardi B Fires Back Amid Backlash For Forgetting Designer’s Name At Met Gala

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According to Cardi, she had a lot on her mind.

Earlier this week, Cardi B turned heads at the 2024 Met Gala in a massive jaw-dropping black gown. Unfortunately, however, she forgot who designed it when asked on the carpet. During a chat with Emma Chamberlain, Cardi hyped up the incredible dress, describing the designer as "Asian and everything." The mind behind the dress was Chinese designer Sensen Lii of Windowsen, though the name escaped the femcee at the time.

As expected, the forgotten name got Cardi quite a bit of backlash online, including from Vogue's former managing director Gilbert Cheah. Some social media users even accused her of being racist by chalking the designer up to his ethnicity. In a new clip, Cardi B addressed the situation, coming to her own defense. According to her, she had a lot on her mind as she made her way down the carpet alongside her seven dress holders, and simply forgot how to pronounce Lii's name.

Cardi B Says She Had A Lot On Her Mind At The Met Gala

Moreover, Cardi claims to have described Lii as "Asian" because she wasn't sure of his nationality and didn't want to get it wrong. She says that her intention wasn't to offend anybody, but the outrage over the moment has since taken away from all of the work her team put into the look. Lii has yet to address the debacle. In her response, Cardi was also sure to throw a jab at Cheah for calling her out, emphasizing the fact that he no longer works for Vogue.

What do you think of Cardi B's Sensen Lii Met Gala gown? What about her explanation for how she described the designer on the carpet? Do you think she deserves the backlash she's received for the moment online, or are social media users just overreacting? Share your thoughts in the comments section down below, and keep an eye on HNHH for more updates.

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Caroline Fisher is a News Writer at HotNewHipHop from Chicago, Illinois. She started at HNHH this year, and has since spent her time writing about all that is newsworthy in the world of hip-hop. With a drive for hunting down the hottest stories, she enjoys documenting new developments in culture and entertainment. She also has an appreciation for hip-hop and seeks to cover the most important trends and shifts. She has a Bachelor of Arts which she received at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Having graduated in 2022, she majored in English with a concentration in Media, Rhetoric and Cultural Studies. Specializing all things music, pop culture and entertainment, some of her favorite musical artists include Snoop Dogg, OutKast, and Nicki Minaj. When she’s not writing about music she’s also a fan of attending shows, watching the latest movies, staying up-to-date with current events, photography, and poetry.