Cardi B is standing with those who are protesting the tragic murder of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who was killed by Minneapolis police.
On Friday (May 29), the 27-year-old rapper took to Instagram to share her thoughts on the ongoing protests and riots in the city amidst calls for the arrest and charging of the four officers involved in what many have called a "lynching in broad daylight."
"Seeing people looting and going extremely outraged, it makes me feel like, 'Yes! Finally! Finally motherf**kers is gonna hear us now. Yeah!' And as much as people is so against it, at this point I feel like I'm not against it," Cardi began, admitting though that the scenes of the protests and riots have scared her because she doesn't want anyone to get hurt.
"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 started getting popping. Ever since, Instagram started ... how many peaceful protests have we seen? How many trending hashtags have we seen? These hashtags keep repeating themselves," she said. "I feel like I have done videos against police brutality, I feel like this is like my seventh time. I feel I've been doing police brutality videos ever since my teeth been f**ked up. And the only sht that changed has been my f**king teeth."
"People are tired," she added. "They're tired. ... Now this is what people have to resort to."
Cardi went on to discuss the power of voting. "Another way for the people to take power ... is by voting. And when I say voting I'm not only talking about the president," she explained before going on to list the ways people can evoke change in their own communities by voting for their local officials. "We could vote for mayors, we could vote for judges and we could also vote for D.A.'s (district attorneys)."
Prior to Cardi's video message, she took to Twitter to voice her support of those protesting George Floyd's murder. "They looting in Minnesota and as much as I don’t like this type of violence it is what it is,” she tweeted on Thursday (May 28) alongside a video of a Minneapolis Target seemingly getting looted. “Too much peaceful marches, too much trending hashtags and NO SOLUTIONS! The people are left with NO CHOICE.”
The "Press" rapper also replied "Facts!" to a Twitter user who wrote, "The fact that these police are letting the entire city burn down so they can stand in-front and protect the house of this murderer. these people are SICK."
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