Cardi B has taken aim at ‘blue check Republicans’ who have been ‘very silent’ following the death of Daunte Wright after a policewoman shot him ‘by mistake’.
The WAP star, 28, spoke out after Wright’s shooting was described as an ‘accidental discharge’ after the policewoman claimed she had mistaken her gun for a Taser after the 20-year-old and his girlfriend were pulled over for what police said was an expired vehicle registration.
Video footage had showed police attempting to handcuff Wright by his car before he broke free and got back into the vehicle, before the policewoman shouted ‘Taser, Taser, Taser’ before discharging her weapon and exclaiming: ‘Holy s**t I just shot him’.
Footage, filmed in December, also emerged of police pepper spraying Army Second Lieutenant Caron Nazario after stopping him for failing to display license plates, though temporary plates were visible in the video of the arrest.
Cardi addressed both incidents, and the lack of comment from those on Twitter who had been so vocal about other things.
She said in the video posted to her Twitter page: ‘I’ve got a question, right. This past week we have seen an American lieutenant that’s served this country get treated like a f**king dog by cops.
Daunte Wright was shot by a policewoman who claimed she mistook her gun for her Taser (Picture: Enterprise News and Pictures)
‘Got maced, got thrown to the floor – mind you this man served this country – over some f**king license plates that these motherf**kers couldn’t see, temporary license plates.
‘We have seen a young man get killed by a cop – unarmed – and the excuse was the cop that’s been on duty for 20-plus years mistook a gun for a Taser. And my thing is, where the f**k are you Twitter blue check Republicans at?
‘Y’all are the loudest in this motherf**king app – y’all not saying nothing, y’all not complaining, y’all blame everything that was wrong in America besides the police. Y’all have been very silent! What’s going on?’
She added in the caption: ‘Ya been real quit. (sic) Twitter Blue check Republicans are a f**kin joke. I don’t ever want to see yaa ranting on celebrities, athletes until yall address what’s REALLY WRONG IN AMERICA!’
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