All About Cardi B's Beef With El Gordo y La Flaca Reporter Gelena Solano
Singer Cardi B lashes out at El Gordo y La Flaca reporter Gelena Solano and she answers back. What happened?
Cardi B exploded in a live video on Instagram, lashing out at El Gordo y La Flaca reporter Gelena Solano. The Dominican American rapper decided to spend her day off going to a spa in NYC's Washington Heights with her parents and baby Kulture. That's where she was approached by the Univision reporter, who tried to get an interview with the singer's dad. The “Press” singer called Solano a “b****” in the video, told her she “doesn't know how to do her job,” and accused Solano of “stalking” her.
“I love El Gordo y la Flaca, I love this show…but the way that you work, you lady, you are not professional! I'm literally getting off my car, the door is not even closed, and you see that I'm with my daughter and I'm with my dad and you put a camera. I turn around and there's a camera and a mic in my mouth. You don't know how to do your job,” the singer said. “That's not how it works when I'm with my child.”
The rapper added: “My parents, they don't like to be on camera. Back in the day I always used to post my parents and it got to the point that certain people were stalking me and that freaked my parents out.” The Dominican American star added that her family asked not to be in the press. “I really want to call her a b****. She got in my dad's way. Now if my dad was to punch her or shove her out of the way, he would be wrong. That's when I came and I started bucking at her because I just told you: I don't want my f***ing parents on camera!” Cardi B said she decided to then go home and not get her scheduled massage.
Solano reacted to Cardi B's video in an exclusive interview with People en Español. “In reality, we have regulations,” she says. “I have been doing this for over 15 years. I will not start recording a baby without her mother's consent. That never happened and I would never do it.” According to the reporter, she saw Cardi B's dad from afar and recognized him. “I didn't recognize [Cardi] because she wasn't produced,” Solano added.
Solano, who is also Dominican, assures she was polite to the singer. “I asked her how she was, how she was feeling, and thanked her for being part of the Dominican Republic and defending Dominicans, and she tells me that she is in no condition to talk, that I'm a woman like her and she was with her dad and daughter.” Solano says she then put her microphone down and agreed to do what Cardi asked. “I am a lady and I wasn't going to start arguing with her or anyone else in the street…We never filmed images of her daughter and if she felt attacked, then I apologize to her.”