Cardi B defends not knowing Met Gala dress designer’s ‘complicated’ name after backlash

It’s complicated.

Cardi B made headlines for failing to remember the name of Sensen Lii, the Windowsen designer who created her head-turning Met Gala 2024 dress – but the rapper posted a now-expired video on Instagram explaining the snub.

In the clip (according to TMZ), the “WAP” singer, 31, said she noticed fans “fake mouths on Twitter” over her snafu after Vogue shared a video of the star saying her “amazing” dress designer was “asian and all”. ”

Cardi B caught some heat when she didn’t seem to remember the name of her Met Gala 2024 dress designer. Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

Cardi B said she felt “very intimidated” walking up the Met Steps because of the enormous train on her dress, which featured 3,000 meters of black organza.

“I was rushed to the front of the line, so when I was interviewed, I kind of forgot to pronounce the designer’s name, because his name is a little complicated,” she admitted.

“I was like hell, how to pronounce his name … my mind was just racing,” the “Bodak Yellow” singer shared.

Cardi B continued that “Vogue’s former director,” Gilbert Cheah, appeared to be “offended” by her “Asian” comment after he posted a comment on Vogue’s Reel.

“For the record and recognition, and no thanks to Cardii B, the designer of her dress is Sensen Lii who is Chinese,” Cheah wrote.

“The dress took two months to make. I personally think it’s boring and not even on topic, but she chose it and should at least remember his name and not just that he’s ‘Asian’”, he continued.

However, Cardi B explained that she did not know the specific nationality of the Windowsen designer.

“I don’t want to mix up anyone’s nationality,” she said, taking a dig at Cheah by calling him “shady” and reflecting that it “proves why” the fashion pro was “the”. former director” of Vogue.

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The singer wrapped up her clip by pulling out a Chanel bag and telling her audience she was “going shopping”.

She also posted a tribute to the designer on Wednesday, writing on X (formerly Twitter), “I have to give another thank you to Windowsen de Sensen Lii!!!”

She continued, “I chose you because of your amazing talent and you really managed to make this Met Gala night one to remember 🖤🥀”

Cardi B has spoken.

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