Cardi B Supports Minneapolis Protestors: Motherf*ckers Gonna Hear Us Now
Cardi B has never been someone to bite her tongue or shy away from sharing her personal opinion on pressing issues. Recently the ‘I Like It’ rapper shared a video online expressing her support for the people in Minneapolis that are protesting over the wrongful death of George Floyd by a police officer.
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The Minneapolis police 3rd precinct has reportedly been overrun by those protesting the death of #GeorgeFloyd. Police issued a message via scanners saying the building on Lake Street "has been compromised," with officers being evacuated. They also issued a formal statement on the situation. "Shortly after 10:00 pm tonight, in the interest of the safety of our personnel, the Minneapolis Police Department evacuated the 3 Precinct of its staff. Protesters forcibly entered the building and have ignited several fires."
In the 3 minute video, Cardi B says
“ I just wanna give my POV. Seeing people looting and going extremely outraged – you know it makes me feel like ‘yes, finally. Finally, m*therf*ckers is gonna hear us now, yeah.’ As much as people is so against it – at this point, I feel like I’m not against it even though it do scare me and I don’t want anybody to get hurt. But it’s just really frustrating – you wanna know why? Because Police brutality has been going on even way before I was born. But it has been more visual ever since – you know, social media started getting pop’n. And ever since let’s say Instagram started, just one path, let’s say since Instagram started how many peaceful protests have we seen? How many trending hashtags have we seen? These hashtags keep freaking repeating themselves.”
“I feel like I’ve done videos against police brutality – I feel like this is like my 7th time. I’ve been doing f*cking police brutality videos ever since my teeth been f*cked up and the only sh*t that’s changed has been my f*cking teeth like you know what I’m saying? So it’s like – people are tired – so now – they tired of showing that it’s like ‘oh m*therf*ckers are educated. m*therf*ckers could take the grown and adult way and act peaceful’ – people are tired of that so now this is what people have to resort to.”
In her video message to the public Cardi B also took some time to encourage people to vote in their local elections.
“And another thing I also want to say this, another way for the people is to take power – I don’t want to make everything political but it is what it is – is by voting. And when I say voting I’m not only talking about the president. We can vote for Mayors, We can vote for judges, and we can also vote for DAs, district attorneys. Yes, we can vote for these people or our county. We sure can. The people that are voting for these people are most likely cops, most likely rednecks.”
“That’s why every single time that some f*ck sh*t like this happens it goes to they favor. Because these people have the power – DAs, these judges, these attorneys, they have the power to prosecute these cops when they do f*ck sh*t like this That’s why we have to vote we have to be aware when these elections are going on. We have to be aware and inform ourselves of these people that are in power. That you think because they not a senator, or they not a governor, or they not a president they don’t have no power. But they have power where you live at. And that’s a fact. My name is Cardi B and I’m going to bed.”
This isn’t Cardi B’s first time talking about politics. Last month she interviewed senator Bernie Sanders via an Instagram live stream to discuss why he decided to back Joe Biden.
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