Cardi B Talks About Her Former Gang Ties and Says She Supports Stronger Gun Laws
Cardi B is on top of the world right now. Over the last few days, she's released her debut album 'Invasion of Privacy' to nationwide acclaim, and announced that she's expecting her first child with her fiancé Offset. In an interview with GQ, she discussed more personal aspects of her life, reflecting on her upbringing and the political state of America.
According to the "Bartier Cardi" rapper, the strict gun laws that govern the state of New York should be a staple nationwide. She also says she believes that mental evaluations for those wishing to purchase guns should be standard, and that the minimum age to own a gun should be higher than 21. Personally, she added, that she was a "dumbass" at that age.
She also reflects on the horrific shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida that left 17 teenagers dead, and disapproves of President Trump's stance in response that teachers should be armed.
"When it came to the school shooting, that's when I was like, 'Okay, this nigga really think that everything is a joke,'" she said of Trump. "Have you ever shot a gun before? It's very scary and loud. It's traumatizing to shoot somebody," she added.
"On top of that, what makes you think that a kid wouldn't come behind a teacher, shoot her from the back, then go in her desk and take the gun? And now you got two guns. It's like, 'Don't you calculate?'" she continued.
It may come as a surprise to some that Cardi B is pro-gun control, considering her complex history with gangs, specifically the Brim subset of the Bloods. Cardi admits that the gang life was significant in her youth, but not something today that she actively participates in. This is because not only does she want to be a positive role model for young men and women, but because, as she says, gang life doesn't make any money.
Further proof that Cardi is living up to her lyrics of making money moves. Head to GQ to read the full interview.
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