Rapper Cardi B slammed President Trump for his idea of arming teachers to protect students.
“Have you ever shot a gun before? It’s very scary and loud. It’s traumatizing to shoot somebody,” the singer said in an interview for GQ’s May issue which was published Monday.
The 25-year-old former VH1 “Love & Hip Hop” star ripped the president for thinking “that everything is a joke” as she spoke about Trump’s proposal to arm trained teachers to protect students following February’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida which left 17 people dead.
“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,” Cardi B, whose real name is Belcalis Almanzar, told the publication.
“When it came to the school shooting, that’s when I was like, ‘Okay, this n—a really think that everything is a joke,’” she said.
The “Bodak Yellow” rapper told GQ she supports mental health evaluations for gun buyers and believes the minimum age to purchase firearms should be over 21 years old.
“I was such a dumb-ass when I was 21,” she said. “I got common sense now.”
The New York City-born singer is also a political junkie who loves government and is “obsessed with presidents.”
“I’m obsessed to know how the system works,” she said, admitting she would probably not consider running for office herself.
“I’d be wrong a lot of times,” Cardi B said.
“I’m always watching the news. I’m always looking at it on my phone. I hate when you talk about something that’s going on in the community, people think, because you’re famous, you doing it for clout,” she added. “But you concerned about it because you are a citizen of America; you are a citizen of the world.”