You can always count on Cardi B to tell it like it is!!
The rapper may have plenty of means at her disposal, but she definitely understands her privileged position. On Tuesday, she hopped onto her Instagram account to post an IGTV calling out fellow celebrities who have been able to get tested for COVID-19 with a quick turnaround, some without even showing symptoms.
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While rocking a face mask, she exclaimed:
“People that work regular jobs, people that get regular paychecks, the middle class, the poor, they not getting treated like celebrities. They’re not getting their f**king coronavirus results the next day.”
The I Like It songstress went on to explain that she personally knows someone under the age of 30 who has exhibited symptoms of the coronavirus, but was told they could only be tested if they were sick for at least eight days. In California alone, Governor Gavin Newsom stated on Tuesday that half of the confirmed cases in the state are ages 18-49.
Kulture’s momma added:
“Not everybody have the luxury to go in they f**king bedroom and to go in a big-ass house and just stay away from people. A lot of people live in small-ass apartments with multiple people. So it’s like, if you’re sending me home and I have the corona-f**king-virus, I’m most likely gonna give it to my spouse, my kids, anybody that’s around me.”
As you may already be aware, the 27-year-old has been a vocal supporter of Bernie Sanders, and she continued her rant by expressing frustration with the healthcare system, adding the government should be footing the bill for testing and treatment for ALL people who need it:
“A lot of celebrities have the luxury to pay $34,000 or whatever the f**k it costs to get tested and get treated. A lot of these people, they don’t f**king have that money. Some people don’t even have enough money to f**king afford healthcare.”
Defiantly, the rapper added:
“The government should take that s**t, should charge that s**t to the game, and not charge people for it. It shouldn’t be charging no motherf**king Medicaid, health insurance, none of that shit.”
Ch-ch-check out her full video (below):
I said what I said
A post shared by Cardi B (@iamcardib) on Mar 24, 2020 at 4:42pm PDT
Check your privilege, y’all!
Just last week, the Grammy-winner shared how she was in a full-on panic about the novel virus, shouting in an IG clip:
“Government, let me tell y’all mother f**kers something. I don’t know what the f**k this coronavirus is about. I don’t understand how this s**t was from Wuhan, China, now all of the sudden this s**t is on mother f**king tour. And let me tell y’all something, I ain’t even gonna front. A bitch is scared. I’m a little scared. You know what I’m saying? Like, s**t got me panicking.”
Are U still panicking? Or are U mainly angry about the lack of testing? Let us know (below) in the comments!!
[Image via WENN/Instar Cardi B/Instagram.]