Hours after TMZ shared a clip of Cardi B playing the role of Coretta Scott King in an Off the Rip sketch called The Real Housewives of the Civil Rights Movement, Dr. Bernice King publicly conveyed disapproval about how her mother was portrayed.
"On the 55th anniversary of #IHaveADream,’ a clip on @TMZ depicts my parents (Cardi B playing my mom) & great women of the CRM in a repulsive, false light," King wrote in a since-deleted tweet. "They paid an extraordinary price so people of color can have a platform- & this is how you use it. @iamcardib: Let's talk."
Later Tuesday morning, King tweeted again and thanked Cardi B for reaching out and apologizing for the sketch.
The short video features the portrayal of Rosa Parks, Jesse Jackson’s wife, Jacqueline Lavina Brown, Malcolm X’s wife, Betty Shabazz, a secret KKK spy, and other notable figures sitting around and gossiping about Martin Luther King Jr’s extramarital affairs. At one point, Cardi B says, "All these hussies wanna sleep with my huuusband!"
Outside of her brief mention of Cardi B, Dr. Bernice King has spent most of the day commemorating the 55th anniversary of her father's infamous "I Have a Dream" speech at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963.
Early Tuesday morning, King wrote, "It is my prayer and commitment that the fullness of my father’s dream is realized."