Cardi B’s F-Word-Filled Rant on the Government Shutdown Is Pretty Cathartic (Video)

Cardi’s really not a fan of the current mess

Last Updated: January 17, 2019 @ 7:37 AM

Maybe you have an opinion about the ongoing government shutdown, maybe you don’t. But if you do have an opinion, and it’s not what one would call favorable, Cardi B has a new video that will be right up your alley.

Some background: The shutdown, which began Dec. 22, is happening because Trump won’t sign any government funding budget legislation that doesn’t include money for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border (which he has insisted, repeatedly, would be paid for by Mexico). Trump blames Democrats, despite the fact that it started when Republicans still controlled both houses of congress, and despite the fact that on Dec. 11 Trump said he would be “proud” to cause a shutdown. Now in its 27th day, it’s the longest shutdown in U.S. history.

On Wednesday, the “Bodak Yellow” singer shared her thoughts on the mess in a video posted for her 40 million-plus Instagram followers. In the clip, she lays into Trump for the shutdown with a flurry of profanity sure to make anyone who doesn’t make a living allowed, nay encouraged, to swear as much as possible. She talks about news that government employees are being required to return to work without being paid, why this situation is different from the shutdowns that happened under Obama, and the “f— you wall” at the center of it. Or as she says, “this s— is really f—— serious bro, this s— is crazy.”

We can’t do it justice, so watch the whole thing below.