Cardi B takes to social media to speak on protests, police death of George Floyd

Cardi B arrives at the Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

WASHINGTON (SBG) - Cardi B is among many artists speaking out about the death of George Floyd after a video surfaced of former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on the unarmed black man's neck as he proclaimed multiple times that he could not breathe.

Chauvin was charged Friday with third-degree murder and manslaughter.

The video has sparked protests in Minneapolis and across the country in major cities such as New York, Atlanta, Los Angeles and Charlotte. Protesters are calling for the arrest and charging of the other officers involved in the fatal incident.

Cardi B took to social media to voice her thoughts on the events surrounding Floyd's death.

"They looting in Minnesota and as much as I don’t like this type of violence it is what it is .Too much peaceful marches, too much trending hashtags and NO SOLUTIONS! The people are left with NO CHOICE ," she said in a tweet.

Cardi followed this post with another video where she elaborated more on her feelings about the looting and rioting happening across the country:

"It's really frustrating...police brutality been going on even way before I was born," she said. “I feel like I have done videos against police brutality, I feel like this is like my seventh time. I feel I've been doing police brutality videos ever since my teeth been f---ed up. And the only s--t that changed has been my f---ing teeth."

"Seeing people looting and going extremely outraged, it makes me feel like, 'Yes! Finally! Finally motherf---ers is gonna hear us now. Yeah!' And as much as people is so against it, at this point I feel like I'm not against it."

While she does support these protests, she also says that she does not want to see people get hurt and hopes that everyone stays safe.

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