Amid the rising numbers of novel coronavirus cases, Bronx rap star Cardi B had some questions for Donald Trump’s administration pertaining to COVID-19 pandemic.
Many have continued to practice self-quarantining and social distancing as the global crisis is underway with reported cases numbering the thousands and still counting. Moreover, a handful of celebrities have also come forward to reveal that they’ve tested positive for illness, which has sparked some criticism about the wealthy elite’s access to testing amid reports that hospitals are at risk of running out of resources to treat patients, per NBC News.
Taking to Instagram Live over the weekend, Cardi slammed Trump’s administration for their slow response to the pandemic in comparison to the Chinese and Italian governments, who were hit hard by the first wave of the coronavirus.
“[In] Wuhan, China right now, the coronavirus cases is going lower. But that’s because when they quarantined people, they were spraying s**t in the streets,” she noted. “They were knocking on each door, taking people’s temperature and everybody that had the coronavirus, they were like doing strict quarantine on them. While we’re quarantining at home, what is the [U.S.] government doing?”
The Bronx rap star expressed how frustrating the government’s lack of response has been and wondered how people are supposed to know when they're infected in the first place. “But then I be seeing these basketball players say like, ‘Yeah, I have the coronavirus, but I don’t got no symptoms.’ So how the f**k am I supposed to know when I’m supposed to get tested for it?” she questioned.
“That’s my problem right there. [The government] not really saying what it is. Tell me what it is and what it ain’t,” she continued. “I’m starting to feel like y’all n***as is paying n***as to say that they got it,” she remarked. “If y’all are paying n***as to say that they got it, pay me too.”
Listen to Cardi B’s sentiments in full below:
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