American rapper Cardi-B is freaking out about the coronavirus pandemic and has a message for the government.
The 27-year-old rapper shared a profanity-laced video on her Instagram account, laying out her thoughts on the novel coronavirus. This is a censored version of what she had to say.
“I don’t know what this coronavirus is about. I don’t understand how it was from Wuhan, China, now all of the sudden it’s is on tour. And let me tell y’all something, I ain’t even gonna front. I am scared. I’m a little scared. You know what I’m saying? Like, it’s got me panicking.”
She later adds that if people aren’t getting packages from Fashion Nova ― a fast fashion brand she partners with ― it’s apparently because of the coronavirus.
“I’m stocking up on food,” the “I Like It” rapper captioned a video of her ranting about the infectious disease. The rapper pointed out to her fans that, though they may not get infected by the virus, they could still deal with the ramifications the pandemic has placed on the economy.
The World Health Organization declared COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, a pandemic. The organization said the disease has now infected more than 113,000 people worldwide and killed more than 4,000.
In the United States alone, there are more than 1,000 cases of the coronavirus.
In addition to staying informed through national and local public health authorities, the WHO is advising people to wash their hands frequently, maintain social distancing, avoid touching their face, and seek medical care early if they feel they have symptoms.