'If I Don't Say the Right Things, I Might Get Killed,' Cardi B on Ukraine-Russia Crisis
Cardi B tweets, "Wish these world leaders stop tripping about power.".
In response to President Vladimir Putin's recognition of two breakaway pro-Russian regions of Ukraine as independent on Monday (Feb. 21) and the order to deploy troops there, Cardi B is speaking out, but cautiously.
“Wish these world leaders stop tripping about power and really think about whose really getting affected (citizens) besides the whole world is in a crisis,” she tweeted in the early morning hours of Tuesday (Feb. 22), after a fan wondered about her thoughts on Putin’s actions. “War,sanctions,invasions should be the last thing these leaders worry about.”
As soon as another fan pointed out that the message wasn't from the "WAP" rapper, Cardi clarified things with a video.
“This phone is not hacked, it’s really me!” she declares in the nearly minute-long clip shared on Twitter. “I actually want to say a lot of things, but I’m just gonna mind my business because sometimes, I feel like I have such a big platform that if I don’t say the right things, I might get killed.”
However, the Grammy-winning singer did elaborate on what she thinks about the world's political situation. “I’m really not on NATO’s side, I’m really not on Russian side, I’m actually in the citizens’ side, because at the end of the day, the world is having a crisis right now,” she said.
“This inflation not only in America, but everywhere in the world! It’s really hard to get the economy back up. There is so much shipments and embarkments backed up, China’s not really messing with us, so a lot of things are behind, a lot of goods are behind, and this s–t just made it a lot more complicated, so I’m just really annoyed by this.”
In conclusion, she said, “And I really wish all world leaders right now, just really come to the logical conclusion, but whatever.”
During a recent appearance on the Full Send podcast, Cardi said that Candace Owens had called her "uneducated," reigniting their ongoing feud. “She literally doesn’t even know what country she’s in, how the country works,” Owens opined. “She’s mouthing off and saying things and she literally doesn’t understand.”
As soon as Cardi heard of the latest diss, she responded to Owens on Instagram. “What’s embarrassing is that she tried to get her lawyers to make me do a public apology after she been attacking me for months and try to make me pay her 75K in a month or she threatened to sue wit NO CASE,” she wrote. “Like how smart you are and don’t even know the law?”
Look at her tweets below: