March 24, 2020
Cardi B Thinks NBA Players Are Getting Paid To Say They Have The Coronavirus

During a stream on Instagram Live, Cardi B expressed concerns about the coronavirus and contracting it from those who show no symptoms. The rapper also said she has started to suspect that NBA players who claim to have tested positive for COVID-19 were paid to do so.

Cardi B has been vocal about being worried during the coronavirus pandemic. While lockdowns have been enacted by the government to thwart the spread of the respiratory illness, many celebrities have updated fans with livestreams. As reported by Complex, the "Bodak Yellow" artist had one of her rants during a stream remixed into a hip-hop song, "Coronavirus (Remix)," that is set to hit the Billboard charts.

Rudy Gobert was the first NBA player to test positive for the virus. Yet, more players have contracted it since the league suspended the season, including Kevin Durant and several Brooklyn Nets teammates as well as multiple members of the Los Angeles Lakers.

Complex reports that the 27-year-old is not convinced players are suffering from the illness while not displaying severe symptoms.

"Yeah, I have the coronavirus but I don't got no symptoms," she said on Instagram. "So how the f*ck am I supposed to know when I'm supposed to get tested for it?!...ya'll n*ggas is playin with me."

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Cardi said her issue is not being able to tell what the exact symptoms are. As more notable people recover from the virus, she has begun to believe they were never sick at all.
"Cause y'all not really saying what it is. And it's like, alright, so tell me what it is and what it ain't. I'm starting to feel like y'all n*ggas is payin' n*ggas to say that they got it, and if y'all are paying n*ggas to say that they got it, pay me too! Pay me too! Okay? Sh*t, 'cause I'm trying to get paid."
The Invasion of Privacy artist had more to say on COVID-19 and talked about containment measures the United States government should take. She said in Wuhan, China, that authorities took citizens' temperatures and sprayed the streets with disinfectants, and she would like to see the U.S. take a similar approach.She told fans during the livestream that her upcoming single has been delayed due to the outbreak. The aforementioned "Coronavirus (Remix)" song featuring another COVID-19 rant of hers has sold over 3,000 downloads.

As reported last week by The Inquisitr, Durant warned fans to take the outbreak seriously after he tested positive for the illness.