Meme creators have had a field day recently with Cardi B’s posts about coronavirus, but the “Bodak Yellow” musician doesn’t think the situation is funny, saying “the coronavirus is very much real.”
On Tuesday, the rapper took to social media to express her frustration over the COVID-19 pandemic, and she didn’t hold back on her views. In a video she shared with her fans, the musician went after the way the United States government and healthcare system are handling the situation, and spoke to celebrities that have been able to get tested for the virus without showing symptoms while people who do show symptoms are being turned away or have to wait days for their test results.
Her biggest issue with the topic is that the general public is confused on what to do if they suspect they have the coronavirus. “If a celebrity is saying ‘hey listen, I don’t have no symptoms, I’m feeling good, I feel healthy, I don’t feel like nothing but I went and got tested and I’m positive for the coronavirus’ that causes confusion,” she said to the camera while wearing a surgical mask. “That makes people be like ‘well, wait a minute now, I don’t have no symptoms but I know I went out this and that day. S***, I might just have it!’”
There are reports around the country of people who believe that they have COVID-19 being denied tests because their symptoms are not severe enough or because their medical providers do not have enough tests. Instead, they say they are being sent home to self-quarantine, with instructions to return for additional medical attention only if their symptoms worsen.
“Where do they think they’re sending people home to? Not everybody have the luxury to go in their f***ing bedroom and to go in a big-a** house and to stay away from people. People live in small-a** apartments, a lot of people live in small-a** apartments with multiple people,” Cardi shared. “So it’s like, 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.”
Cardi also spoke out for people who won’t be able to afford their medical treatment if they come down with the coronavirus and shared that she wants the government to “charge that s*** to the game and not charge people for it.”