Cardi B Hits Back At Makeup Artist Who Shaded Her

Diply 17 Oct 2018

Remember that episode of Community, where Donald Glover's character Troy only ever wanted a picture of LeVar Burton because you can't disappoint a picture? Perhaps makeup artist Blacswan should have taken his advice.

In a 36 minute video, Blacswan goes into detail about her experience with doing Cardi B's makeup. We all know that Cardi B is no stranger to feuds, so unsurprisingly, the rapper had something to say about the situation.

Here's all the tea.

Back in January 2018, makeup artist Blacswan posted a video about Cardi B. 

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Titled, "Storytime: My worst client EVER (Cardi B) ...sorry not click bait," Blacswan went into great detail about an incident she had with rapper Cardi B.

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The "Bodak Yellow" singer's team allegedly hired Blacswan to do her makeup while in Houston. 

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According to Blacswan, who was a big fan of Cardi, her first encounter with the rapper left a bad taste in her mouth."It made me sad. It really dropped my mood... She barely even acknowledged me and the hair dresser."

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The second time she did Cardi's makeup, Blacswan was told that Cardi requested her specifically. 

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Despite how things went the first time around, Blacswan was flattered at the opportunity and rushed to cancel pre-booked appointments to fit Cardi in.

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Cardi claimed Blacswan was late. According to Blackswan's messages, she wasn't. 

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Her call time was a three, and this screenshot shows that she was actually eight minutes early to the job. Also, note the next text that says Cardi wasn't ready.

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According to Blacswan, after arriving on time for the job, she was asked to wait 10 minutes before heading up to the room. 

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When she headed up, Cardi allegedly stuck her head out and said, "give me a little more time, I'm on the phone talking business."

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Not wanting to rush her, Blacswan headed back to the lobby to wait. 

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After some back and forth with the rapper's team, Blacswan and the hair stylist were finally told they could make their way up to Cardi's room.

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Things escalated quickly.

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Blacswan was allegedly warned that Cardi was in a bad mood, but she wasn't prepared for the words Cardi had for her when she spotted her half-done makeup.

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Guys, get cozy because this is where the realtea starts.

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And it is going to be served piping hot, y'all. I'm talking real,real steamy. Fresh from the MF kettle!

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Everything that could go wrong, did go wrong. 

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Blacswan claims that Cardi messed up her own eyeliner three times, a common problem if you look up too quickly after applying it, which she says Cardi did.

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Cardi then allegedly asked for a smokey eye and hated it when she saw it.

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She also allegedly claimed she looked "too white," despite the fact that her bake (powder under the eyes) hadn't been wiped off yet.

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Cardi allegedly fired Blacswan on the spot.

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After swearing at her and insulting her work, Cardi allegedly fired Blacswan and did not pay her for her time.

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This led Blacswan to post a YouTube video about it in January, which, to date, has over four million views.

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Cardi recently got on Instagram Live to address the situation. 

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Even though the video was posted in January, Cardi has only just responded, and it's with some serious allegations.

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She claims that Blacswan not only showed up late to the job, but she showed up high.

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She also said the situation happened two years ago.Yup, folks. I told you the tea was hot.

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Naturally, Blacswan pulled up receipts. 

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After being accused of speaking out to get "clout," Blacswan posted screenshots that argue against every single one of Cardi's claims.

Let's take a look, shall we?

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Cardi also claimed Blacswan was high. 

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Blacswan claims otherwise, and seems pretty upset that Cardi would say something like that.

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After all, drug allegations can totally ruin a career, which both Cardi and Blacswan know.

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Cardi also claimed the situation happened two years ago.

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In an Instagram live on her now-private account, Blacswan seemed confused.

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Naturally, that's because this entire incident allegedly happened on December 16, 2017, which you can see on the timestamped texts.

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Blacswan thinks Cardi might be confused.

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In that same Instagram live, Blacswan shined some light on the whole mixup, saying, "Yeah, 'Bodak Yellow' was out, so she has me confused with some other situation."

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So, it's possible that Cardi had no clue who she was talking about when she went live.

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Cardi's current makeup artist had some thoughts, though.

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Erika (@erika_lapearl_mua) slammed Blacswan and accused her of lying in her own Instagram story, but quickly changed her tune when Blacswan showed her the receipts. Blacswan then posted their conversation.

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Like every story, there are multiple sides.

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Whatever actually did happen, you better believe that people have opinions. And like any good feud, people are picking sides. Let's take a look at the teams.

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Cardi stans are, well, still stans after the whole situation.   

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While one person admitted that they were upset at first, they have forgiven and forgotten. Another stood by Cardi and said that Blacswan was the one lying.

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But the support for Blacswan has come flooding in, too.  

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Many Twitter users are turning their backs on the rapper after her alleged behavior towards Blacswan. They've been quite outspoken about whose side they're on.

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In the end, Blacswan received an apology...from Cardi's team.

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In some heavily redacted screenshots, Blacswan showed part of the apology she got from Cardi's team about her behavior.

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Blacswan concluded by saying that she doesn't want an apology.

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She said, "I don't want an apology. I don't want nobody — like she ain't gotta apologize. I don't want nothin'. She don't owe me nothin'. Nobody in this world owes me a thing in life. So, no. No apology, no money, no nothing."

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And that's that, folks!

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No matter whose side you're on, if you take away anything from this story, it should be to treat people the way you want to be treated, y'all!

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