Rapper Cardi B Slams United Nations Over Libya’s Slave Trade
Cardi B was recently at the 2017 Video Music Awards where she performed her hit, “Bodak Yellow.” | Photo: Reuters
“You wanna know why they not making it a priority? … You wanna know why they don’t care? Because it’s convenient for them,” Cardi said.
Cardi B, Bronx-born rapper and reality TV star, slammed the United Nations (UN), calling the thriving slave trade situation in Libya “shameful and disgusting” as the country “hasn’t had a president or any type of government running them for kind of a long time right now,” she explained in a video.
Known for her “don’t f*ck with me” attitude, the rapper added that the UN “is always on some f*cking bullsh*t all the time.” And when “they get exposed on CNN, that’s why they wanna act like they having a type of meeting and sh*t, they wanna do these fake meetings with these cameras and sh*t, like they helping and they care, and they don’t give a f*ck.”
Commenting on the organization’s capitalist motives, she added, “You wanna know why they not making it a priority? … You wanna know why they don’t care? Because it’s convenient for them.”
“It’s convenient for them because they want free resources, they want free goods, and that’s why they don’t give a f*ck,” the rapper pointed out.
Calling out the global hegemony, she also emphasized that the UN is not the only colonial aggressor but all the nations associated with the organization reflect the supremacist ideology.
“And us, the people, as much as we say, ‘Pray for this, pray for that,’ it’s just like, sometime it seems like we can’t really help. But those people, the United Nations and these countries, they could help. They just don’t f*cking want to, because it’s convenient for them.”
In September, Cardi B gained the number 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, for her debut song, “Bodak Yellow,” making her the first female rapper to do so in almost two decades, the last being Lauryn Hill for “Doo Wop (That Thing)” in 1998.