Like many of us, Cardi B is tired of people who preach law and order but then are suddenly silent when the narrative doesn't fit their views. "This past week we have seen an American lieutenant that served this country get treated like a f---ing dog by cops, got maced, got thrown to the floor — mind you, this man served this country," Cardi said in a one-minute video on Twitter posted early Wednesday morning.
The video was seemingly in reference to the re-surfacing of the bodycam footage from a December traffic stop in Virginia where a police officer pepper-sprayed Black and Latino Army Lt. Caron Nazario in the face after a tense confrontation during a traffic stop.
In the video, Cardi continued, "We have seen a young man get killed by a cop, unarmed, and the excuse was the cop that had been on duty for 20-plus years, mistaked a gun for a taser," she added, in reference to the police killing of 20-year-old Daunte Wright on Sunday, who was killed when a veteran Brooklyn Center, Minnesota officer shot him.
"And my thing is, where the f--- are you Twitter blue check Republicans at," the rapper asked. "Y'all are the loudest on this motherf---ing app, y'all not saying nothing, y'all not complaining, y'all blame everything with what's wrong in America beside the police. Y'all have been very silent! What's going on?"
In the caption to the video, the artist once again called out what she termed "Twitter Blue check Republicans," saying "I don’t ever want to see yaa ranting on celebrities, athletes until yall address what’s REALLY WRONG IN AMERICA !" Agreed.