Cardi B weighs in on Russia-Ukraine crisis: Not on NATO or Russian side

WION Web Team
New Delhi Updated: Feb 23, 2022, 09:53 PM(IST)

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Cardi B, who is known to speak her mind on issues, has now shared her thoughts on the escalating tensions between Russia and Ukraine. 

Cardi B, who is known to speak her mind on issues, has now shared her thoughts on the escalating tensions between Russia and Ukraine. 

The Grammy award-winning rapper has criticised world leaders for focussing on the wrong issues. The rapper spoke on the issued when a fan asked her what she "thinks about this whole Russia thing."

Cardi responded to the user saying, "Wish these world leaders stop tripping about power and really think about who's really getting affected (citizens) besides the whole world is in a crisis. War, sanctions, invasions should be the last thing these leaders should worry about."

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"When another fan tweeted in response that they thought it wasn't the rapper behind the message, Cardi clarified things with a video. "This phone is not hacked, it's really me!" she declared in the nearly minute-long clip shared on Twitter.

She added, "I actually want to say a lot of things, but I'm just gonna mind my business because sometimes, I feel like I have such a big platform that if I don't say the right things, I might get killed."

The Grammy-winner further said, "I'm really not on NATO's side, I'm really not on the Russian side, I'm actually in the citizens' side, because at the end of the day, the world is having a crisis right now."

"This inflation not only in America, but everywhere in the world! It's really hard to get the economy back up. There is so much shipments and embarkments backed up, China's not really messing with us, so a lot of things are behind, a lot of goods are behind, and this s-t just made it a lot more complicated, so I`m just really annoyed by this," she added.

She concluded, "And I really wish all world leaders right now, just really come to the logical conclusion, but whatever."  

This isn't Cardi's first time publicly speaking out about politics. In fact, the rapper used to be extremely vocal about them on social media before she suddenly stopped. 

Meanwhile, tensions have grown recently in Ukraine after a possible chance of an invasion from Russia. 

The situation is adverse in the region as the Russian President on Monday decided to recognise Ukraine's breakaway regions - Donetsk and Luhansk - as independent entities.

Many of the Western nations already have imposed sanctions on Russia as a result of the latest move while NATO alliance has also beefed up military might overseeing the adverse situation.

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