American rapper Cardi B worries her daughter will be “targeted” because of her skin colour.
The star who has a two-year-old baby girl, Kulture Kiari, with husband Offset, revealed how she fears for her family being “targeted” and being subjected to “animosity” because of the colour of their skin.
Speaking to Joe Biden, about police brutality, Covid-19 and the 2020 American elections, Cardi B said she hopes the new president will ensure that black people will stop getting killed and that there will be justice for them.
“I want black people to stop getting killed and no justice for it [sic],” she said.
“I just want stricter laws to black citizens.”
“It is important for a cop, that if they kill somebody who didn’t have a weapon on them to go to jail. If I killed somebody, I would go to jail, they should go to jail too [sic],” Cardi B said.
The Money Bag hitmaker said as black people they are not asking for sympathy nor charity; all they want is to be equality and justice.
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She added saying all they want is to feel like the rest of Americans.
“I feel like everything people are asking for is getting interpreted in a very different way. No, it's simple: We just want justice. We want to feel like Americans."
The 27-year-old rapper says she hopes more young people will go vote in the upcoming elections so that change can happen. As she believes that this prejudice that is currently happening in America is dangerous and could be the start of a civil war, as it makes people feel uncomfortable around different people.
“This prejudice is dangerous. It could be the start of a civil war.”
“Nobody wants to feel targeted. Nobody wants animosity,” she says.
Cardi B ended the interview by saying that everyone just wants the best for themselves and the next generation. And, she doesn’t want to have to tell her kid one day that she must be careful when she is going out as she might be targeted because of the colour of her skin.
“I don't want to have to tell my kid, ‘You must careful when going to the store. Don't wear a hoodie. Please don't get stopped.’ We don't want that. And I don't want to feel a certain type of animosity for a different race because I feel like they get it easier than us. Nobody wants to feel like that. Why can't we just work with each other?”
In the September issue with Elle magazine, Cardi B said that racism has always existed, but she felt like there is just a lot of tension now.
“Racism has always existed. But I feel like right now, there's just a lot of tension. And we need somebody to clean that up. I'm just so tired of it.”