The rapper shared an Instagram Live video on New Year’s Eve (31 December) which saw her dancing at home to the hit single. After noticing her young daughter Kulture enter the room, Cardi is seen quickly stopping the song.
The short clip has since reignited debate over the track’s explicit lyrics, which have been condemned by right-wing pundits including Ben Shapiro and Candace Owens.
One Twitter user wrote: “So ya daughter cant listen to it but everybody elses daughter can? @iamcardib AW OKAY!”
Another commented: “U need to understand nowadays everybody can hear your music the smallest child if it has a phone so u are responsible for the children who listen to it cause u delivered it yeah the parents [are responsible] too but also you.”
Cardi has since responded to the online criticism in her own Twitter post, reading: “Ya needs to stop with this already! I’m not jojosiwa! I don’t make music for kids I make music for adults.”
Jojo Siwa is an American YouTube personality hugely popular with young children.
She added: “Parents are responsible on what their children listen too or see.”
The “Bodak Yellow” rapper explained her stance further, tweeting: “There’s moms who are strippers. Pop p****, twerk all night for entertainment does that mean they do it around their kids? No!
“Stop makin this a debate. Its pretty much common sense.”
Both Cardi and her collaborator on the hit track, Megan Thee Stallion, have previously defended the song’s controversial lyrics.
Last year, Cardi said: “The people that the song brothers are usually conservatives or really religious people, but my thing is I grew up listening to this type of music.”
She added: “Other people might think it’s strange and vulgar, but to me it’s almost like really normal.”