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    Sia's Tweets To Cardi B And Nicki Minaj About Systemic Racism Sparked Backlash

    Yikes, yikes, yikes.

    OK, so you know Sia. She's a singer and known for her hits "Chandelier," "Cheap Thrills," and "Titanium."

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    And I'm sure you know Nicki Minaj and Cardi B, and how they have had beef with each other for a few years now.

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    For a little explainer on that, click here.

    I know you're probably thinking, This is so random. It is, but stay with me.


    So a fan asked Sia about this picture of Nicki Minaj, and Sia replied how she loves Cardi B.

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    Sia got called out for the mix-up, AND it essentially started a stan war between the already feuding fandoms. #SiaIsOverParty also trended on Twitter:


    Sia apologized for the mix-up.

    Then, to make matters worse, Sia tweeted this:

    It came across very confusing and insensitive — as if she were randomly lecturing two Black women on systemic racism. There was backlash:

    No @Sia, YOU are focusing on the problem of systemic racism. Black people are trying to decompress and have lives outside of the system of racism. 😂 Please continue to focus on your issues and we will focus on ours, thanks.

    @Sia @NICKIMINAJ @iamcardib Don’t try to police black women ever again; I don’t care if they were fighting it tooth and nail. It will never be your place as a white person.

    @BlairImani @Sia Ohhh, it's bad. Is she really telling 2 Black women that they should care more about racism?? 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️

    Sia eventually apologized for her comments and the situation in general, saying, "I totally misunderstood a tweet earlier that has resulted in me making a buffoon out of myself."

    I totally misunderstood a tweet earlier that has resulted in me making a buffoon out of myself. Sorry @NICKIMINAJ and @iamcardib if you hear about it. Can I just like you both?

    Neither Nicki nor Cardi has responded, but we will update you if they do.