Cardi B Slams N.Y. Mayor Over Budget Cuts to Education: ‘What’s Going to Happen to My Cousins, Aunts and My Friends?’
2024/02/10

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As Americans gear up for the next year of election madness, got a head start on endorsing a candidate for president on Sunday (Nov. 19) when she revealed who she’s planning to back in the expected second smackdown between Pres. Biden and former one-term president Donald Trump.

“I don’t give a f–k… I’m not endorsing no f–king presidents no more,” Cardi said in a heated 10-minute-long Instagram livestream rant in which she stridently expressed her views on New York Mayor Eric Adams’ announced budget cuts while slamming Biden’s support for funding the wars in Ukraine and Israel. “Joe Biden’s talking about, ‘Yeah, we can fund two wars. We can fund two wars.’ Motherf–kers talkin’ about ‘we don’t got it, but we got it. We’re the greatest nation.’ No the f–k we’re not! We’re going through some s–t right now.”

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Cardi made news during the 2020 election when then-candidate Joe Biden for magazine, telling him “I just want Trump out” and the former two-time veep for president over the twice-impeached real estate mogul currently facing four indictments on 91 felony charges in cases tied to his alleged alleged election interference, retention of classified documents and financial misdeeds by his titular company.

But now as Biden tries to convince recalcitrant Republicans in the House to support his call for robust military aid for the wars in Ukraine and Israel, Cardi sounds like she’s basically done with

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and politicians.

“I’m an angry b–ch… I need y’all to spread this video, and if something happens to me, it’s because I’m speaking truth. So God forbid something happens to me, or my family or some s–t, it’s because n—as is after me because I’m speaking the truth,” Cardi said in the new clip in which she’s dressed down in a fluffy grey robe and purple hair bonnet.

“In New York, there is a $120 million budget cut that’s going to affect schools, public libraries, and the police department — y’all know I don’t give a f–k about the cops, but it is what it is,” she added. “There’s gonna be a $120 million budget cuts, with schools, with libraries and the cops… And a $5 million budget cut in sanitation. B–ch, we are gonna be drowning in f–king rats,” the Bronx-bred MC said.

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Last week, embattled mayor Adams unveiled harsh budget cuts for the city’s police department and schools, with reporting that 653 schools — or 43% of the school system — will be impacted by mid-year budget cuts totaling more than $120 million. The announcement from Adams came after the mayor’s budget director said that the belt-tightening was necessary due to a $7 billion budget gap caused in part by the need to shelter asylum seekers and a reduction in federal COVID-19 relief funds.

“Where these kids gonna go. Like, I’m lucky. I’m blessed,” Cardi said. “I’m whatever the f–k, but what’s going to happen to my nieces? What’s going to happen to nephews? What’s going to happen to my cousins, my aunts, my friends that’s livin’ in the hood?… B–ch New York is already f–king super dirty.”

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In addition to being incensed about the sanitation, safety and school cuts, Cardi seemed especially upset about Biden’s financial support of Israel’s retaliatory war against the terrorist Hamas group, which invaded the country and killed more than 1,200 and kidnapped over 240 citizens in its murderous Oct. 7 attack. She’s also seemingly mad about the administration’s continued financial and military aid to Ukraine’s war against invading forces from Russia.

“Y’all need to sit the f–k down with these people and find agreement. No we cannot fund these f–king wars!” Cardi said. “The world is in f–king shambles… we can’t fund these wars. We can barely f–king fund this country. Finish it! Y’all need to finish it! Stop frontin’ like you got the f–kin’ money! You don’t got no money. You don’t got no sugar for your honeys.”

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Cardi warned that these kind of extreme cuts are coming to everyone’s states and that crimes will go up “through the roof,” kids won’t have places to read and streets will be filled with “rats and squirrels and raccoons” if the budget reductions go through.

Though the message from Cardi was full of dark foreboding about the future, it ended with something that sounded positive. “I’m gonna finish recording this motherf–in’ song… and I’m gonna go to bed. We don’t sleep over here, b–ch… I’m on a very tight schedule with this album. I’m almost finished, it’s almost there,” she said of her eagerly anticipated follow-up to full-length studio debut, 2018’s .

Check out a capture of Cardi’s video below.

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