Cardi B apologises to family of Martin Luther King Jr. over ‘Real Housewives of Civil Rights’ sketch

The rapper played Dr. King’s late wife Coretta Scott King in the skit, which was unearthed yesterday (August 28)

Cardi B has apologised to the family of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. after a video of her appearing in a sketch titled ‘The Real Housewives of the Civil Rights Movement’ leaked online.

Footage of the skit was published by TMZ yesterday (August 28), which depicts the rapper playing the late civil rights activist’s wife, Coretta Scott King, in a satirical sketch which will air on Rip Michaels’ new show, Off the Rip. The video appeared online on the same day of the 55th anniversary of Dr. King’s famous “I have a dream” speech.

After the clip appeared online, members of the King family registered their distaste for the skit. Dr. Bernice King told TMZ that the sketch was “repulsive” and “false”, adding that she wanted to speak with Cardi face-to-face.

It appears that Bernice King has been granted her audience with the rapper, with the former tweeting that Cardi had apologised after reaching out to her following the furore over the clip.

Michaels responded to the backlash in the early hours of this morning (August 29) by offering to take the blame – watch the comedian address the issue below.

Earlier this month, Cardi B made her first public appearance since she gave birth to her first child, Kulture Kiari Cephus.