Following the death of Breonna Taylor, Cardi B has been very vocal about her stance on the black lives matter movement and the wrongful death. In an interview with Elle Magazine, Cardi B had described what happened to her as
"f*cked up. Really f*cked up."
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In the interview, Cardi B expressed that she wishes more male rapper would speak up about Breonna Taylor's murder, saying, "A woman like Breonna Taylor, she was young. She looked like the type to be listening to your music. She looked like she was your fan. You should stick out for her." Her words could potentially spark a conversation within the rap community and the political responsibility of famous and popular top-tier male hip-hop artists.
Breonna Taylor is a 26-year-old black EMT that was shot to death eight times at her own home by a plainclothes police officer in Louisville, Kentucky. The officers claimed that they were allowed entry with a so-called no-knock warrant. Cardi B, however, isn't falling for their excuses, saying,
"What is the excuse? Why is the cop not in jail? Was what he did not a crime? It's a crime!" She further slammed the police officers for never apologizing, saying, " And no apology. No apology. No video of the cop coming out and crying, 'I f*cked up. I do not this. I do not that.' Nothing. There is nothing. I don't even know how her mom still holds her head up. Unbelievable."
Cardi B expressed her sympathy for Breonna Taylor's mother, Tamika Palmer. Police had sent Taylor's mother to the hospital despite knowing the body remained at her home and was asked if she knew who could want to hurt Breonna Taylor, knowing a cop was the one who killed her. It had reminded Cardi B of her cousin, who was murdered.
Cardi B, along with numerous celebrities, pleaded for charges to be made against the officers, saying that the Kentucky Police Department should not be getting away with their actions. For a while, Cardi B would change her Instagram avatar to the words "Breonna Taylor" as a way to pay homage to her and to bring awareness to the issue.
Though many have yet to acknowledge Cardi B as a "conscious rapper," she has proven to be knowledgeable on social issues and has no problem speaking out about it. Usually sharing her commentary through her Instagram Live for thousands of fans to see, Cardi B has positioned herself as a
"wisecracker, concerned mother and a New Age political servant", according to Elle Magazine. Cardi B is not shy about speaking up on her advocacy for progressive social policies, such as Social Security and other issues revolving public safety. In a recent Instagram Live, ranting n how people have been carelessly responding to on-going COVID-19 pandemic, saying, "Y'all not taking it motherf*cking serious!"
Cardi B doesn't look like she's slowing down any soon. She has been vocal about the 2020 Elections and how despite her pick Bernie Sander dropping out of the race, she will do everything she can to ensure Joe Biden gets elected into office, believing that the people deserve someone that listens makes people feel secure and understands the pain of the people.
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