Rap artist Cardi B posted an expletive-filled rant about high inflation that went viral and garnered millions of views.
She posted the rant on her Twitter account, which has more than 27.5 million followers, in response to critics who mocked her for tweeting about grocery prices increasing.
“Naaaaaa grocery shopping prices are ridiculous right now,” the rapper tweeted on Tuesday. “You might as well eat outside!”
— Cardi B (@Cardi B)
On Thursday, she posted the follow-up video.
“Let me tell you something when I be complaining about food prices and y’all motherf***ers be like, ‘ain’t you rich, why you complaining about lettuce, why you complaining about this,’ that just goes to show me when you become successful, when you have money, you gonna f***ing, you gonna go broke soon cuz you’re not budgeting,” she said on the video.
“I get a summary of the money that’s being spent at my home every week,” she added. “So that when I’m starting to see that groceries is like tripling up, it’s like ay yo, what the f*** is going on?”
She went on to say that she went to the grocery story and saw how prices were skyrocketing.
“Lettuce was like $2 a couple months ago and now it’s like f***ing $7, of course I’mma say something. The f***?” she asked.
“Cause if I think that s*** is crazy, I could only imagine what middle class people or people in the hood is motherf***ing thinking. So yes I’m going to say something, the f***?” she declared a second time.
“And I have a big platform, so I do want anybody that’s responsible of these f***ing prices to put that s*** the f*** down,” she argued. “They gonna see my s*** they might put that s*** down!”
Cardi B, whose real name is Belcalis Almanzar, is estimated to be worth more than $80 million.
It’s not the first time she has weighed in on the country’s economics. In December, she tweeted that the country was in a recession, and she decried high inflation in February 2022.
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