It’s no secret – the coronavirus has had a major impact on everyone in the hip-hop world. From needing a sports fix to taking gaming goals to the extreme, the rap game is adjusting to what’s happening globally right now.
This week, rap star Cardi B went to Instagram to unleash a must-see coronavirus-related rant. She explained why President Donald Trump‘s recent urging for people not to get tested doesn’t seem 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?’
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Cardi B 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.”