Trevor Noah Called Out for Grammys Joke About Sharing a Bed With Cardi B

Trevor Noah made some Grammy viewers uncomfortable on Sunday night when he joked about being in bed with Cardi B. Following the rapper's elaborate (and heavily censored) performance of "WAP" alongside Megan Thee Stallion, Noah made his way onto the stage Cardi B was on, which was shaped like a giant bed, and joked that he previously had a dream about being in bed with the performer.

"I just realized something," Noah said into his microphone. "This is a dream. This is a dream that I've had—to be in bed with Cardi B. And then my grandmother comes in and whoops our a**es for having our shoes on in the bed."

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In this image released on March 14, Cardi B performs onstage during the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California and broadcast on March 14, 2021. Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

The joke didn't land right for some who called Noah's comment sexist. Many Twitter users were quick to voice their discomfort with the bit and label it as degrading.

"That Trevor Noah riff about finally sharing a bed with Cardi B could've been workshopped a bit more," Vice writer Josh Terry tweeted.

Another added: "We didn't need to hear his little boy fantasies while she stood there."

*trevor noah about to make that joke abt the bed + cardi b*

me: pleasee... please dont... please don't finish that tho- oop, you said it. now c*rdi is uncomfortable! look at what you've done!!!

— A Gender-Confused Wolf (@gorditomunch) March 15, 2021

that trevor noah riff about finally sharing a bed with cardi b could've been workshopped a bit more

— josh terry (@JoshhTerry) March 15, 2021

trevor noah in a relationship and he’s saying how he’s dreamed of being in bed with cardi b on national television... A WEIRDO

— ً (@daybIooms) March 15, 2021

Why is Trevor Noah on that bed with Cardi B? We didn’t need to hear his little boy fantasies while she stood there. Cardi put an exclamation point to that performance. #Grammys should have ended it there.

— KCazares (@cazarespr) March 15, 2021

I just wanna know why Trevor Noah felt the need to make that comment about his dream to be in bed with cardi b... proving again men just aren’t funny #GRAMMYs

— jackie (@NoChillJackiee) March 15, 2021

ew not trevor noah saying he dreams about being in bed with cardi b on live television

— eliot (@smellyyut) March 15, 2021

Trevor Noah that bed with Cardi B joke was....#Grammys pic.twitter.com/99VDIzXSIT

— Matthew (@MFallingStar18) March 15, 2021

Uh, those Trevor Noah jokes about Cardi B were super uncomfortable. #Grammys

— Mary H🌹 (@Drowsyredhead) March 15, 2021

Cardi B didn't respond directly when Noah joked about getting into bed with her. Instead, she laughed a bit and continued to wipe sweat from her brow.

As the ceremony was ending, the rapper got onto Twitter, but she made no mention of Noah. "I hope you guys enjoyed The UP/WAP performance. Boyyy I was tired but I didn't want to make my fans wait so long for a performance. Love you guys .Congrats on all the winners tonight," Cardi wrote.

I hope you guys enjoyed The UP/WAP performance.Boyyy I was tired but I didn’t want to make my fans wait so long for a https://t.co/d1j073aWur you guys .Congrats on all the winners tonight.

— iamcardib (@iamcardib) March 15, 2021

Amid the backlash for the joke, Noah's official Twitter account sent out a photo of him and Cardi on the stage. "When they write my story," the tweet reads, "may this picture prove that I was a backup dancer for @iamcardib."

When they write my story... may this picture prove that I was a backup dancer for @iamcardib pic.twitter.com/6xr0TBM16B

— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) March 15, 2021

Noah even shared a gif of the two dancing atop the bed, which was originally tweeted out by The Daily Show's official account. "When the wedding is enforcing social distancing," reads the tweet from The Daily Show.

When the wedding is enforcing social distancing pic.twitter.com/31EgGdGV5E

— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) March 15, 2021

As for the "WAP" performance itself, it drew a good amount of praise from people online, who were impressed with Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's dancing. Of course, there were some people who joked about the performance—specifically that they were a bit embarrassed to be watching it alongside their parents.

Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion deliver an exceptional “WAP” #GRAMMYs performance. pic.twitter.com/WZ8uYj2R8e

— Pop Base (@PopBase) March 15, 2021

watching cardi b perform WAP w my dad next to me.....a profoundly uncomfortable experience pic.twitter.com/tWhmSwArxs

— blunder woman (@0g3r9e43yliliy) March 15, 2021

Cardi B wasn't nominated for any awards on Sunday night, but Megan Thee Stallion took home three in total. She won for Best New Artist, Best Rap Performance ("Savage" feat. Beyoncé) and Best Rap Song ("Savage" feat. Beyoncé). Megan was also nominated for Record of the Year, but that award went to Billie Eilish, for "Everything I Wanted."