Cardi B claps back at criticism over trademarking "Okurrr"

25 March 2019, 15:32

Jazmin Duribe

By Jazmin Duribe

She's now decided to come off of Twitter for a few days.

Cardi B has always been about her money and now she's about to turn her catchphrase "Okurrr" into cash. The "Please Me" rapper's company Washpoppin Inc. filed an application to trademark "Okurrr" – with three r's – earlier this month.

Basically, Cardi would like to slap "Okurrr" on merchandise like t-shirts, hoodies and "paper goods" – and make some serious money for it.

However, people are pissed because Cardi didn't actually make up the word "Okurrr", which she described as sounding like "a cold pigeon in New York City" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Cardi B claps back at criticism over trademarking "Okurrr".
Cardi B claps back at criticism over trademarking "Okurrr". Picture: Getty/Instagram:@iamcardib

It's believed "Okurrr" – which is basically another word for okay – actually comes from the drag scene, and it has been used regularly by queens on RuPaul's Drag Race. Broadway star Laura Bell Bundy also claims to have invented the word 10 years ago for a YouTube comedy skit.

Meanwhile, Khloe Kardashian was often heard dishing out the phrase on Keeping Up With The Kardashians, even lending the name to a shade of lipstick in collaboration with her sister Kylie Jenner for Kylie Cosmetics.

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Members of the LGBTQ+ community starting dragging Cardi and accusing her of profiting off of their culture.

Later, Cardi went off in a video an Instagram video. She said: "You hoes mad because I trademarked Okurrr? Let me tell you something, every time I go to a corporate meeting these folks be like, 'OMG can we please hear you say okurrr?'

"Everytime I go to a TV show, 'Hey, hey, hey, hey can you teach us how to say okurrr?' Hey, hey, hey every commercial: 'Can you finish it off with Okurrr?' Do you think I ain't going to profit off this shit?

"Bitch, white folks do it all the motherfucking time so you wanna be mad at me because I want to make some money? Huh, let me tell you something, while I'm still here I'm going to secure all the fucking bags.

"And let me give you a secret too, it's 2019, there's a lot of ways to get rich. You better get yourselves some business. Stop minding motherfucking others… I'mma get this motherfucking bag whilst I'm here hoe."

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