Azealia Banks & Cam'ron Offer Creative Solutions to Ebola Crisis
As Ebola paranoia begins to grip America -- calm down, we just got an Ebola czar -- the nation's artists are stepping forward to provide creative solutions to the crisis.
First up: Fashionista Cam'ron has crafted a protective facemask to prevent infection. The best part about it? Cam'ron's OWN FACE is on his facemask. "Ebola is no joking matter," his Instagram caption reads. "So if u have to be safe. Be fashionable."
Cam says the facemask will be available for purchase next week on Dipset's website.
Note: Ebola isn't an airborne virus, but you could conceivably get infected if an infected person sneezed right into your mouth. So this is not so maybe useful.
Elsewhere in the hip-hop world, Azealea Banks suggested an economic solution to the problem:
But why does the UN need to "raise" money for ebola? Cant the gov just print the damn dollars themselves and get this shit done already?— AZEALIA ️ BANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) October 17, 2014
Twitter users quickly pointed out that simply printing more money would cause insane inflation and a market crash (hey, Banks is her last name -- not her specialty). The Harlem rapper-singer shot back with this:
Then once ebola is gone we can just burn all the new dollars and everything can go back to normal!— AZEALIA ️ BANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) October 17, 2014
Okay, so maybe Cam'ron's solution is starting to look better.
To be fair, Banks gamely retweeted a few people who poked holes in her plan, so it's not like she's pretending she's figured out a foolproof solution. And it's hard to argue with this point:
I just dont understand why money is standing in the way of getting this shit dealt with. It seems like a no brainer.— AZEALIA ️ BANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) October 17, 2014