Cardi B lashes out at NYPD in profanity-laced video after officers shut down friend's back-to-school event
The 'Bodak Yellow' hitmaker said the ordeal was 'f***** up' as the event was 'for kids to have a fun, positive day'
Cardi B isn't one to mince words when it comes to expressing what she feels and she made that abundantly clear in a recent profanity-laced tirade against the New York Police Department.
Cardi uploaded a video on her Instagram page that has 49.5 million followers in which she can be seen ranting against the NYPD for allegedly shutting down a back-to-school event hosted by her friend Star Brim.
The Bronx-born 'Bodak Yellow' hitmaker accused officers from the department of scaring off the principal of Brownsville school from where the event was being held.
"I find that s*** so fucked up by the NYPD... it's like this is really for the kids," she says, "Shorty was really coming out of her pockets, just to help the community, and it was for kids to have a fun, positive day."
Cardi then took aim at the NYPD. "I just find that s*** so f***** up. And f*** you and m*****f****** suck a fart and suffocate on it. F*** you," she says, before flipping her middle finger at the camera.
This is not the first time that the 26-year-old rapper has spoken out against the NYPD.
In 2017, she lashed out at the department and accused one of its officers of putting her in a chokehold after she had been in an accident.
In the now-deleted tweet, Cardi wrote, "I can’t believe this cop put me in a chokehold just now s*** is crazy these NY cops don’t know how to do they job F*** 1."
Billboard reported that the tweet was posted after another driver hit Cardi's Bentley SUV and an argument erupted between her, her cousin—who was driving the vehicle—and the other driver.
When the police arrived at the scene, she alleged that the officer "grabbed her with his arms around her neck and pinned her against the Bentley," and then left the scene without filing a report or issuing a citation.
She addressed the incident later during an interview and said, "There are two men that are about to square up, but you're so p**** you won't even hold back the men, you're gonna put the female in a chokehold."
Her boyfriend Offset confirmed the incident. "They ain't touch the dudes that were fighting, they touched her, so I don't understand what was going on," he said at the time. "I know you can't stop the police. The police kill people every day and get away with it."
Cardi also discussed police brutality and why she never felt like giving a statement after the incident. "You guys be lying, and this is why I don’t talk to you guys," she said of the NYPD. "It’s not even about me. It’s because NYPD is the biggest gang in New York, and that really bothers me."