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Cardi B responds to Joe Exotic’s calls to help free him from prison

An account claiming to be Exotic asked her to "be my hero girl"

By Jen Thomas

Cardi B and Joe Exotic
Cardi B and Joe Exotic (Picture: Press)

Cardi B has responded after ‘Tiger King’ star Joe Exotic wrote to her in an unlikely bid to get him out of jail.

It comes after Exotic previously asked Kim Kardashian and Donald Trump for their help, without success.

The Netflix star, real name Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage, was convicted of attempted murder-for-hire in 2020 and received a 22-year prison sentence.

Exotic’s latest bizarre bid at freedom saw him scribble a note from his prison cell, which was tweeted to Cardi from his unverified account. He asked her to “rally everyone together.”

He wrote: “To, Cardi ‘B’ when you see the truth in Tiger King 2 I need you to rally everyone together to be my voice of freedom! Be my hero girl. Love, Joe Exotic.”

Now the musician has responded, and she seemed unsurprisingly confused by the exchange.

She retweeted the note from Exotic’s alleged account, and asked: “Wait, is this the real Tiger King?”

John Phillips, a man claiming to be Exotic’s lawyer, then replied: “I represent Joe. He heard about your message from prison. I’d love to put you two together on a phone call next week.”

Netflix shared the exchange, and added: “Do they… have Twitter in prison? Genuinely asking?” to which a fan replied: “Netflix so messy omg”.

Cardi B has previously talked about the ‘Tiger King’ series and had tweeted saying she would be fundraising to get Exotic out of prison.

Last year she wrote: “They did Joe so dirty over and over again… who you think is more wrong? Narcissist Joe? Or Greedy Carol? And why?”

She added: “Bout to start a GoFundMe account for Joe. He shall be free.”

According to The Mirror, a judge vacated Exotic’s sentence earlier this year. However, he will remain in prison until he is resentenced.

A second season of ‘Tiger King’ is coming to Netflix on November 17, after they announced that the “madness and mayhem” was returning.

The first series of the show was a huge lockdown hit, watched by “64 million households in the first four weeks after its March 2020 premiere.”