Cardi B thinks people are getting paid to say they tested positive for coronavirus: 'Pay me too'

The rapper held an Instagram live and called out the government for not doing enough to prevent the spread of coronavirus


                            Cardi B thinks people are getting paid to say they tested positive for coronavirus: 'Pay me too'
Cardi B (Getty Images)
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Rapper Cardi B thinks the US government is not doing enough to prevent the spread of coronavirus and has accused if of paying people to say they have tested positive.

Cardi hopped on Instagram for a quick live video and started out by saying, "I started doing more research and everything, and I watched a YouTube video, I don't know if it's up now, it's a little documentary they did in Wuhan, China." She goes on to say that the coronavirus cases are reducing in number in the region because when they began quarantining people, they were "spraying s**t in the streets... and they were knocking on each door and taking people's temperature." She added that anyone found to have the virus was strictly quarantined in China.

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The rapper then went on to question whether the US government was really doing its job to prevent the spread of the virus the way they did in Wuhan, China. In the video, which can be found across Twitter now, Cardi says, "While we're quarantined in our homes, what is the government doing? Are y'all spraying s**t in the street, are y'all gonna one by one take our temperature to see if we got it? How am I supposed to know that I have the coronavirus?"

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Cardi also spoke about how she does not know when she is meant to get tested due to the discrepancy in reported symptoms. Some cases indicate that people testing positive were dealing with flu-like symptoms and in some more severe cases, people reported having difficulty breathing. But many celebrities reported much milder symptoms, including general tiredness and in some cases, such as with basketball players as Cardi points out, no symptoms at all.

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Cardi B performs at Summer Jam 2019 at MetLife Stadium on June 2, 2019, in East Rutherford, New Jersey (Getty Images)

She then repeatedly says, "y'all n*****s is playin' with me!" adding, "That's my problem right there, 'cause y'all not really sayin' what it is." She then wonders if those who are saying they have tested positive for coronavirus are being paid to say so, joking that if they were being paid, she would like to cash in on that too. "If they are all paying n****s to say that they got it, then pay me too," she says.

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The comments were a stream of viewers calling the rapper "woke", adding that despite the hate she receives, she appears to be doing her research and trying to learn more about the situation.