Cardi B is a household name in the modern hip-hop genre but we don’t usually see her weighing in on matters that affect the world explicitly. However, at this instance, we have found Cardi to take on a very serious global issue and give her opinions on it.
The WAP rapper took to Twitter and addressed the tensions between Russia and Ukraine as Russian troops invaded Ukraine on Tuesday. She tweeted a paragraph urging the world leaders to stop abusing their powers. Insisting her phone wasn’t hacked, Cardi told fans ‘I feel like if I don’t say the right things I might get killed’.
‘Wish these world leaders stop tripping about power and really think about whose really getting affected (citizens) besides the whole world is in a crisis. War,sanctions,invasions should be the last thing these leaders should worry about.’
Cardi later posted a video on Twitter clarifying why she said the things that she did. Having a big platform she fears that she might not live another day to see the light if something goes sideways. In the video we see her addressing the citizens as the people who are suffering amid the chaos.
‘I actually wanna say a lot of things but I’m just gonna mind my business because sometimes I feel like I have such a big platform that if I don’t say the right things I might get killed. ‘But I’m really not on Nato’s side, I’m not on Russia’s side, I’m actually on the citizens side because at the end of the day the world is having a crisis right now’
Cardi has a history in commenting on politics, famously getting into an online war of words with Candace Owens back in 2020. The latter called the Grammy-winning rapper ‘illiterate’ and an ‘embarrassment’ to black people. This started a whole new back and forth verbal battle between the two which still hasn’t simmered down.
Being an influential person, Cardi has the right and platform to express her thoughts on matters that exceed those of music. To become an individual who fully grasps society’s norms and practices, you need to voice your opinions and she has exactly done that.
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