Cardi B Slams UN Over Slave Trade in Libya: "What's Going On Over There Is Shameful and Disgusting"
The Grammy-nominated artist calls the UN on their bluff for their lack of action on social media this week.
Cardi B is another celebrity from the diaspora who's using her platform to address the brutality of the slave trade in Libya.
The newly Grammy-nominated rapper took to Instagram live this week to express her disappointment in the lack of action by the United Nations to help those in the midst of the crisis, according to Refinery29.
In the nearly 3-and-a-half minute clip, the "Bodack Yellow" singer calls the situation in Libya "shameful and disgusting," and implies that Western countries, and the UN have the capability to help, but won't because they benefit from ongoing chaos in the country.
"It's convenient for them not to help," she says "because they want their resources, and that's a fact." She also suggests that the slave trade would not have occurred if Ghaddafi were still in power.
You can watch the full clip below.
Following the video, many fans on Twitter praised the artists for sharing her knowledge, with some even suggesting that she become president—after all it seems like she has a better grasp on things than our current Commander-in-chief.
Cardi is a better President than your President. https://t.co/zGphou87A7— Sean Fanalis (@Sean Fanalis)1511882781.0
Cardi b was on live educating the children about what’s going on in Libya, now THAT’S a president.— aunty han (@aunty han)1511842724.0
Cardi B. Dragged the UN to filth over Libya with facts. I'm here for it and for her Grammy nods. #fightme… https://t.co/KvJlY8tl8v— ah-LEE-zah 🇲🇽 (@ah-LEE-zah 🇲🇽)1511928088.0
Only in 2017 can fucking Cardi B have a better take on what's going on in libya than any major news outlet...— BBB Moziz (@BBB Moziz)1511964942.0
Cardi B talking about Libya and referencing Ghaddafi as that "guy with the long hair" is inspiring.— Abloh's Prodigal Xon (@Abloh's Prodigal Xon)1511882249.0
Cardi B on Instagram live rn talking bout Libya and honestly nothing but respect for my president— Brandon (@Brandon)1511842283.0
Cardi B spoke about Libya on her IG live last night. Idc what anybody says Cardi is important representation for so many girls!— Aaryn Green (@Aaryn Green)1511874040.0