While catching up with Billboard the day “Bodak Yellow” went No. 1 on the Hot 100, Cardi B also sounded off about current events — namely, Donald Trump’s relations with North Korea and his outrage at NFL players kneeling during the national anthem.
“Why is our president so concerned about what football players is doing when the goddamn world is going in shambles?” Cardi said. “You got this man from North Korea that’s talking about he’s declaring war — which, I don’t know, declaring war on who? Don’t declare war on us. We don’t want that beef.”
“It’s just ridiculous. I feel like all these football team owners, they want to release statements now … and it’s like, [former 49ers quarterback] Colin Kaepernick, he still don’t got a job. So what’s really good? Ya’ll wanna be releasing statements like ‘We support this and that people.’ No, not really, because if ya’ll did, Colin would have a job right now. Like what’s good? What’s really, really good?” said the rapper, who also showed support for the embattled athlete at the 2017 VMAs.
“And on top of that,” she continued, “I want to tell the audience, I want to tell the people don’t be so hard on these players. These players, they’re kneeling, they’re holding hands, they’re doing things — and it seems like sometimes it’s not enough, like, ‘Oh, if they really real about it, they would not play.’ These people need their job too. Are you gonna pay them? You can’t be really be mad at the players. Be mad at these goddamn team owners.”
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