In a video shared to Instagram, singer Cardi B lashed out at Jussie Smollett, saying he “f*cked up Black History Month” but she’s also angry because if his assault does turn out to be a hoax, then it gives “Donald Trump immunity to f*cking laugh at n*****s and sh*it”:
Here’s a rough transcript of what she said. And please do note she floated the conspiracy theory that the Chicago Police Department set him up:
So I am really disappointed in Jussie Smollett, whatever the f*ck his name is. I’m really disappointed in him. I feel like he f*cked up Black History Month, bro. Like damn. I’m not gonna say yet until he said it out of his mouth that it was fake and this sh*t was staged. I don’t want to completely blame him, because you know like somebody that I was talking to they said you know that police in Chicago are racist. So they might probably try to frame him and make him look like he is a liar. But if he is not then bro you f*cked up, for real. Like why would you do that? Like you didn’t have to do that. Then you get Donald Trump immunity to f*cking laugh at n*****s and s*it.
In other news, TMZ is reporting that the show “Empire” is cutting Smollett’s role because of the controversy:
Jussie Smollett's 'Empire' Role Slashed in Wake Of 'Attack' Scandal https://t.co/M0voflrJip
— TMZ (@TMZ) February 19, 2019
It’s notable that Fox hasn’t pushed back on the report at all:
Fox isn't commenting on the TMZ report that Jussie Smollett's role is being reduced on "Empire." (Stark contrast to last week, when they pushed back immediately and forcefully on the notion that Smollett was being written out of the show.)
— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) February 19, 2019
To be continued. . .
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez needs to have a talk with her girl Cardi B about marginal tax rates https://t.co/bU77eS4sna
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 6, 2019
WATCH: Colin Kaepernick defender Cardi B dances with Bob Kraft, owner of what The Daily Beast calls the ‘preferred team of white nationalists’ https://t.co/WkXd2rsEJ4
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 3, 2019