Everyone’s obsessed with Tiger King right now, especially Cardi B.
The “Money” hitmaker has been serving up some amazing quarantine content, including her viewing of the bonkers seven-part series, which follows the story of the eccentric zoo-owner who was arrested and is currently serving a 22-year prison sentence for two counts of murder for hire and other charges.
In a nutshell, Tiger King follows Joseph Maldonado-Passage (aka Joe Exotic), an unregulated zoo owner in rural Oklahoma, and the story of his epic feud with Carole Baskin, the founder of Big Cat Rescue and animal-rights activist. Then, in a wild turn of events, Maldonado-Passage ends up in jail for allegedly hiring an assassin to murder Baskin (don’t worry, she’s alive and well).
On Thursday night, March 27, Cardi live-tweeted her binge and revealed that she doesn’t believe Maldonado-Passage should be in jail, despite his conviction. The rapper said she’s planning to set up a GoFundMe account to free him from prison. “He shall be free,” she wrote on Twitter.
“They did Joe so dirty over and over again,” the rapper added.
Cardi also isn’t the biggest fan of Baskin, like many viewers who couldn’t really tell the difference between Big Cat Rescue and the zoos she rallies against. She even asked her followers to respond with their thoughts. “Who you think is more wrong,” she asked. “Narcissist joe? Or Greedy Carol? And why?”
Cardi is obviously not the only celebrity who’s obsessed with Tiger King. Everyone from Jared Leto to Chrissy Teigen and Kim Kardashian cannot stop talking about the true-crime series. Leto even dressed up as Maldonado-Passage for his watch party and I’ll never recover.
Other stars, including Dax Shepard, hope to be cast in a future biopic or series based on Tiger King.
They may just get their chance. According to Deadline, Kate McKinnon is set to star and executive produce a limited TV series in development at UCP. Based on the podcast Joe Exotic: Tiger King, the miniseries will follow Baskin (McKinnon) in her quest to take down Maldonado-Passage.
It sounds like the purrrfect casting if you ask me. Hopefully, Cardi will make a cameo appearance.