Rapper Cardi B has slammed Republicans for their silence over the Daunte Wright shooting.
Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, was killed during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, last weekend. Police Chief Tim Gannon, who has since resigned, reportedly said that the officer who shot Wright mistakenly drew her handgun instead of a taser.
Wright’s death sparked outrage and protests in Minnesota and across the U.S.
On Wednesday, April 14, Cardi posted a one-minute video on her social media questioning Republicans’ stance.
“This past week we have seen an American lieutenant that served this country get treated like a f**ing dog by cops, got maced, got thrown to the floor — mind you, this man served this country,” Cardi begins her video, referencing bodycam footage from a December traffic stop in Virginia, where a police officer pepper-sprayed Black and Latino Army Lt. Caron Nazario in the face during a traffic stop.
“Over some f**king license plate that these motherf**kers couldn’t see — temporary license plate. We have seen a young man get killed by a cop, unarmed, and the excuse was the cop that had been on duty for 20-plus years, mistaked a gun for a taser,” she continues.
“And my thing is, where the f**k are you Twitter blue check Republicans at? Y’all are the loudest on this motherf**king app.
Y’all not saying nothing, y’all not complaining, y’all blame everything with what’s wrong in America beside the police. Y’all have been very silent! What’s going on?”
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