Cardi B was surprised to see a plea from Tiger King’s Joe Exotic appear in her Twitter notifications and questioned whether it really was the jailed star
Cardi B was surprised on Thursday when she found out Tiger King’s Joe Exotic was pleading with her to help him get out of prison.
The former exotic animal owner, 58, was convicted in 2019 in a murder-for-hire plot and was sentenced to 22 years in prison in 2020.
The main character from the hit Netflix series had his prison sentence vacated by a judge in Oklahoma in the summer, but he is to stay in prison and be resentenced.
Now, in a bid to gain his freedom, Joe has taken the surprising steps to reach out to singer Cardi B following her previous support of him.
He posted a message to her from his Twitter account, which is unverified, asking for her help.
The post read: “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.”
While the message was posted last week, the WAP rapper only spotted it on Thursday and quote tweeted it to her 19.4 million Twitter followers, saying: “Wait is this the real tiger king?”
A reply by Joe’s lawyer confirmed it was legit as he jumped in to say that he would love for Cardi B to talk to Joe about the case.
John M. Phillips wrote: “I represent Joe. He heard about your message from prison. I’d love to put you two together on a phone call next week.”
The rapper and Joe’s connection may seem very surprising but the 29-year-old previously shared public support for Joe following the original Tiger King series.
While watching the show last year, Cardi B tweeted: “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.”
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Joe’s latest request comes shortly before the release of Tiger King 2, in which Carole Baskin footage looks set to be used despite the activist telling the Mirror she hadn’t provided permission for the producers to do so.
Ahead of its release on November 17, Netflix said the show will look into the lives of the people who featured in the first instalment.
The streaming giant said: “The global hit Tiger King, which attracted 64 million households in the first four weeks after its March 2020 premiere, will return to Netflix for more madness and mayhem.”
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