On Tuesday (March 24), the "Writing On The Wall" rapper returned to Instagram to share her thoughts on the coronavirus pandemic, specifically the confusion surrounding the health crisis due to what she said is the endless spreading of mixed messages on COVID-19.
Speaking as a voice of the general public, Cardi talked about said confusion and the difference between how celebrities are being treated and how the general public is being treated amid the ongoing pandemic.
“I wanna let these celebrities know, the confusion that the general public has…if a celebrity is saying I don’t have no symptoms…but I went and got tested and I got positive, that causes confusion," she explained. "That makes people be like ‘wait a minute, I went out…I might just have it. I’m scared!'"
“The coronavirus is very much real. First things first,” Cardi clarified. She went on to discuss the hypocrisy of some asymptomatic celebs getting tested for COVID-19 while sick people across the country are being told to self-isolate instead of being instructed to go to a hospital and get tested.
“The general public...they’re not getting treated like celebrities. They’re not getting their f**king coronavirus results the next day," she said. “If you’re positive for the coronavirus but you don’t have a crazy fever but you have a cold, and you’re sending people home. Where do you think you’re sending people home to? Not everyone has the luxury to go to a f**king bedroom and to a big a** house and just stay away from people."
"A lot of people live in small-** apartments with multiple people," Cardi continued. If you’re sending me home and I have the coronaf**ingvirus I’m most likely going to give it to my spouse, my kids, anybody that’s around me.”
“A lot of celebrities, you have the luxury to pay $34,000, or whatever the f**k it costs to get tested and treated," The "Bodak Yellow" rapper added. "A lot of these people don’t f**king have that money. Some people don’t even have enough to f**king afford healthcare. And I feel like all this sh*t, for coronavirus treatments, for testing, I feel like the government should take that sh*t, charge that sh*t to the game, and not charge people for it.”
Cardi concluded her video by slamming the government for their reactive rather than proactive response to the crisis. “At the end of the day, this sh*t could have been prevented when they found out about this sh*t a couple of months ago with the sh*t they was doing in China," she said. "The f**k? They shouldn’t be charging no motherf**king Medicaid, health insurance…this is y’all fault!”
To keep up to date on the latest news about the coronavirus and to understand what you need to stay safe and healthy, check out the Coronavirus: Fact vs Fiction podcast from CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
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