Once again, Cardi B is going live on Instagram and saying what we’re all thinking.
This time, she feels hurt and betrayed over reports that Jussie Smollett staged his own assault.
She also says that it’s possible that the police are framing Jussie … which she can believe because she says that police once framed her.
“I’m really disappointed in him,” Cardi says of Jussie Smollett on Instagram Live. “I feel like he f–ked up Black History Month, bro. Like, damn.”
“I’m not gonna say, yet,” she notes. “Until he say it out his mouth that it was fake and the shit was staged,”
“I don’t want to completely blame him,” Cardi adds.
She explains that her reluctance is “because somebody I was talking to they said police in Chicago are racists.”
The Chicago PD is infamous, even among other metropolitan police departmants.
(It took 13 months for the police to release dash cam video that showed Laquan McDonald walking away from police, proving that his death was a murder)
“So,” Cardi suggests. “They might probably try to frame him and make him look like he’s a liar.”
“But if he’s not,” Cardi continues. “Then bro you f–ked up, for real.”
“Like, why would you do that?” she asks.
A staged hate crime, especially one so famous, will be used as fodder to cast doubt on future real hate crime reports.
“You got Donald Trump immunity to f–king laugh,” Cardi accuses.
Cardi laments: “You make motherf–kers look bad.”
“You know why I want to give him the benefit of the doubt?” Cardi rhetorically asks her followers.
“I remember about 2 years ago … my cousin got into an argument with this boy, this guy, like road rage,” she says.
“And my cousin got out of the car,” she narrates. “And I got out of the car.”
“And you know I’m always throwing s–t,” Cardi notes. “So I threw the guy a bottle of water.”
“And the guy,” she says. “He doesn’t really want to fight my cousin, he wants to really fight me.”
“So, the police came, and they put me in like, a headlock,” Cardi accuses.
“I got on Instagram,” she notes. “And said how the police got me in a headlock.”
“And since I went on Instagram, I had 12 come into my home, calling my phone, leaving me letters saying that I have to speak to them,” she describes.
Various police departments have been accused of using intimidation tactics, even agaist celebrities, in order to cover for wrongdoings.
“And then, when I didn’t speak to them, I went to my grandmother’s house,” Cardi claims.
Cardi says that police were “trying to harass my cousin and everybody to talk to them.”
“And since I never gave a statement to the police,” she says. “They put out a statement saying that I did it to promote my album”
“So,” Cardi explains. “I don’t wanna call Jussie Smollett a complete liar.”
“But they do claim that they have evidence from both the brothers [to whom they spoke],” she notes.
“I don’t know,” Cardi admits. “I want to see what else.”
Don’t we all.
“Because if he did that … he really f–ked up, bro,” Cardi says. “This February, you have so many people standing for you.”
“I mean, why would you do that, bro?” she asks.
Maybe the weirdest thing about 2019 is how deeply relatable Cardi B’s viral rants, whether they’re about Jussie or politics, have been.
Like Cardi, we are incredibly disappointed at reports that Jussie staged his own attack.
As she says, this could be used against the black acommunity and the LGBTQ+ community, and is political fodder for Trump.
That said, like Cardi, we have heard troubling things about the Chicago Police Department.
We would all like to have a clearer picture of the evidence before rendering our judgment.