New York rap star Cardi B has some big questions. The hip-hop heavyweight has come forward to air out her frustrations with some celebrities appearing to receive special treatment with COVID-19 testing while others are forced to wait until they may receive medical attention.
This week, Cardi went to Instagram to unleash a must-see rant. She explained why President Donald Trump‘s recent urging for people not to get tested has appeared to not apply to celebs.
“This is a long a** motherf*cking video, let y’all motherf**kers know. I get on my Live sometimes and be talking on crazy s**t, entertaining my fans, and people might just take what I say and run with it and say what the f**k it is. And I really want to let these celebrities really know that there’s confusion that the general public has and the questions the general public has because as number 45 is getting on a podium and saying ‘Hey listen, if you don’t have symptoms of the coronavirus, which is coughing, fever, whatsoever. Do not get tested because we don’t have enough tests to test everybody.’ But if a celebrity is saying ‘Hey, listen I don’t have no symptoms, I feel good, healthy, I don’t feel like nothing, but I went and got tested and I’m positive for the coronavirus,’ that’s causing some confusion. That’s making people be like ‘Woah, wait a minute now. I don’t have no symptoms but I know I went out’, they should think ‘I might just have it. I’m scared because I’m around my kid, my grandparent. What should I do?’
Cardi also explained how there is a distinct divide between the celebrities and middle/lower classes. B narrowed in on the treatment people are receiving based on their age groups.
“Let me tell you something. The general public, people that work regular jobs, people that get regular paychecks, the middle class, the, you know, poor, they not getting treated unlike the, you know, ones up here, celebrities and everything. They not getting their coronavirus results. The coronavirus is very much real. First things first, let me tell you something. If you’re under 30, right, if you’re under 30, I know somebody under 30 who has a cold. If your cold is not for 8 days, you can’t get tested. So you gotta be sick for 8 days if you under 30 so you can be legible for getting a f**king coronavirus test. Now if you’re in your 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, they going to test you right away, however, the test results will come in four days. Let me tell you something.”
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The Bronx native didn’t stop there. She also took into consideration how easy COVID-19 is to spread with multiple people living under the same roof.
“They tell you this, if you positive for the coronavirus, they will tell you to quarantine in your home and come back if your fever goes 100 and some s**t degrees and I don’t feel that’s right because if you’re positive for coronavirus, but if you don’t have a fever but have a cold and if you sending people home, I don’t know, where are they sending people home too? Not everybody has the luxury to go in their bedroom and in their big a** house. People live in small a** apartments, many people live in them, with multiple people so if you send people home and I have the corona f**king virus, I’m most likely going to give it to my spouse, my kids, anybody thats around me.”
Before You Go
Finally, the Grammy-winning rapper went extra political on her fans. B suggested the government step up and handle healthcare costs associated with the coronavirus testing and treatment.
“And on top of that, a lot of celebrities have the luxury to pay whatever the f**k it cost to get tested and get treated. A lot of these people don’t have that f**king money. Some people don’t even have enough to f**king have or afford health care. And I feel like all this s**t, coronavirus treatments, for testing, for all that s**t, I feel like the government should take that s**t and not charge people for it. This sh*t could’ve been prevented when they found out about this sh*t a couple of months ago and the sh*t was going on in China. The f**k? They shouldn’t be charging no motherf**king money for Medicaid, health insurance, none of that s**t. This is y’all fault it got in this country. Should’ve avoided this s**t. A month ago people were saying ‘It’s fine, nothing to worry about.’ Now look. Look at that. And that’s my point. Bye.”