Cardi B was mocked by followers on Monday (11Feb19) after accidentally thanking late singer Tom Petty for a bunch of flowers she acquired after her Grammys win.
The 26-year-old singer grew to become the primary solo feminine artist in historical past to take house the Greatest Rap Album Grammy on the star-studded awards ceremony on Sunday evening, for her document Invasion of Privateness.
After her win, Cardi was inundated with flowers and different congratulatory items, with one bouquet accompanied by a notice quote lyrics by Petty.
Nonetheless, the Bodak Yellow star failed to grasp that Petty truly died of a drug overdose in 2017, as she mentioned in a publish on her Instagram Story: “Thank you Tom Petty for the flowers. I left the room but the flowers were very big. I want to say thank you so much.”
She additionally thanked Petty for the notice, describing the phrases – quoting the singer’s tune Partitions (Circus) – as “beautiful”.
“You’ve got a big heart. So big it could crush this town,” the notice learn.
Cardi was shortly alerted to her error by her followers, one in all whom wrote: “Anyone else confused about Cardi B thanking Tom Petty for her flowers on Instagram. Tom Petty…is dead.”
“Pure comedy,” one other added.
Some didn’t see the humorous aspect, nonetheless, with one other of Nicki’s followers commenting: “I’m kinda pissed at @iamcardib bc she didn’t know we lost @tompetty a year and a half ago. Those were just his lyrics for the song Walls. Every self respecting musician should know about a great like Tom Petty.”
Cardi later deleted the publish on her Instagram Story, after which went on to deactivate her whole Instagram account after receiving backlash over her Grammy win from those that thought it ought to have been posthumously awarded to the late rapper Mac Miller.