Cardi B Thanks Tom Petty for Sending Flowers... Even Though He Died in 2017

February 12, 2019

Cardi B is being mocked relentlessly after thanking the late rocker Tom Petty for sending her flowers for her Grammy win. In a now-deleted Instagram story, Cardi reveals a note that reads, "You've got a big heart. So big it could crush this town." (The words are lyrics from Petty's 1996 song "Walls (Circus)." Cardi appears unaware that Petty actually died of a drug overdose in 2017 and squeals, "Thank you Tom Petty for the flowers! I left the room but the flowers were very big. I want to say thank you so much. This is such a beautiful note." Several people took to social media to express their amusement. "Who’s going to tell @iamcardib that Tom Petty is dead?" one person tweeted. Another joked, "Did Nicki Minaj do this to sabotage Cardi B? Petty Level: Tom Petty."