Friday, Rapper Cardi B. talked about looting in reaction to George Floyd’s death in a Instagram video post and said “as much as people is so against it. At this point I feel like i’m not against it.”
So I just want to give my POV.
Seeing people looting and going extremely outraged. You know it makes me feel like “YES! FINALLY! Finally, motherfu**ers gonna hear us now. Yeah!
And uh, 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.
Per Huffpost, The 27-year-old was open about how the fires and violence incited by the death of George Floyd, a Black man who died after a white police officer knelt on his neck, scare her a bit and insisted she doesn’t want anyone to get hurt. She didn’t fully explain why the protests are happening ― which is in response to Floyd’s death and the officers involved not being prosecuted ― but she did stress how police brutality has been a constant over the years.
“It’s really frustrating … because police brutality been going on even way before I was born, but it has been more visual ever since social media,” she said, adding: “How many peaceful protests have we seen? How many trending hashtags have we seen? These hashtags keep freaking repeating themselves.”
Cardi B said she feels like she’s done seven videos speaking out against police brutality, quipping that she’s been doing them “ever since my teeth been fucked up. And the only shit that changed has been my fucking teeth.”
“People are tired … Now, this is what people have to resort to,” she said.
The “Money” singer went on to implore her fans to take action by voting.
“When I say voting I’m not only talking about the president,” she said. “We could vote for mayors, we could vote for judges and we could also vote for DAs, district attorneys. Yes, we could vote for these people.”
Cardi B explained that the people voted in are the ones who have the power to prosecute.
“We have to be aware and inform ourselves of these people that are in power … They have power where you live at. And that’s a fact,” she said, ending the video.