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Cardi B Shares Thoughts on El Paso Shooting, Trump and 'Racial War... Going On In This Country'

Cardi B is clapping back at those who demand she refrain from speaking her mind and "stick to making music" in the wake of the horrific mass shooting that devastated El Paso on Saturday (Aug. 3).

The rapper, like John Legend and many others on social media in the hours following the massacre, voiced their frustrations with the Trump administration and its response to the tragedy. The Associated Press reports that authorities are investigating a racist screed posted online in the hours before the El Paso shooter opened fire at a Walmart and are trying to determine whether or not he wrote it. A U.S. attorney confirmed to the AP that the shooting is being handled by federal officials as a domestic terrorism case. 

Trump tweeted about the "information" being obtained by authorities in both El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, where another shooting killed nine people and injured many others early Sunday morning (Aug. 4), and Cardi B addressed the president directly by replying to him and calling him out for his inaction: "what are YOU going to do to control some of your RACIST SUPPORTERS?"

When someone tweeted that she should "stick to making music" instead of current events, Cardi B went further to explain why she feels so compelled to speak out and how she "can’t ignore the slowly but surely racial war that['s] going on in this country."