Cardi B tells Trump 'bet you wanna wear mask now' as POTUS tests Covid-19 positive, fans praise 'savage' rapper
The tweet was in reference to Cardi B's latest collaboration with Blackpink titled 'Bet You Wanna' from the K-pop band's debut LP 'The Album' which released on Friday, October 2
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania have both tested positive for the coronavirus. Trump himself revealed the news on Twitter on Friday, October 2, saying, "Tonight, FLOTUS, and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!"
Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2020
The POTUS was last seen in public on Thursday, October 1, afternoon after he returned to the White House after a fundraising trip to New Jersey. CNN reported that Trump did not appear ill, though he did not speak to reporters and he walked into his residence. The news of the president and the first lady testing Covid-19 positive has sparked tons of reactions from across the globe. One such reaction, that received a lot of traction on Twitter, came from 'WAP' rapper Cardi B. Replying to Trump's tweet, the rapper said: "'BET YOU WANNA' wear a mask now."
“BET YOU WANNA” wear a mask now :weary::weary::weary: https://t.co/jp6NTiGztO— iamcardib (@iamcardib) October 2, 2020
The tweet was in reference to Cardi B's latest collaboration with Blackpink titled 'Bet You Wanna' from the K-pop girl band's debut LP, 'The Album', which released on Friday, October 2. The 'WAP' rapper, hence, used Trump's announcement of being corona positive to not only promote her latest single but also to take a shot at Trump and his controversial stance on wearing masks. Reacting to Cardi B's tweet, a fan said, "She‘s PRETTY SAVAGE. I love her so much! BARDI PINK #THEALBUM #BLACKPINK #LovesickGirls." Another said: "Still can’t believe she did THAT...I wanna see the girls' reactions @BLACKPINK @iamcardib."
Another Cardi B fan tweeted, "It’s ok Cardi B, he's being punished by God. Now he and everyone else gotta deal with the consequences of his actions," while another, pointing out the absurdity of the situation, added: "how the f**k did we go from Jungkook saying f**ks to Cardi B arguing with Blinks to Mikrokosmos to Trump having covid in the span of an hour? What’s going on 2020?"
how tf did we go from jungkook saying fucks to cardi arguing with blinks to mikrokosmos to trump having covid in the span of an hour what’s going on 2020— N⁷₁₁₇ ♡’s yami (@TAEHYUNGGOODBOI) October 2, 2020
Trump on September 3, 2020, stressed the importance of wearing a mask during a rally in Pennsylvania while not wearing one himself. In July, after months of downplaying the importance of face masks, the POTUS spoke in favor of wearing masks in public as a safety measure and called the act "patriotic".