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Cardi B says Jussie Smollett ‘f***ed up Black History Month’

Josh Jackman February 19, 2019
US rapper Cardi B and Empire actor Jussie Smollett

Cardi B has said Jussie Smollett "f**ked up Black History Month" if he made up the attack (Tommaso Boddi/Getty and Theo Wargo/Getty)

Cardi B believes that Jussie Smollett has “f***ed up Black History Month” if he faked the alleged homophobic and racist attack against him.

The gay Empire actor was subjected to homophobic slurs and had a chemical substance poured on him during the January 29 incident, but outlets including CNN and CBS have reported that Chicago police think he orchestrated the attack himself.

In an Instagram Live stream recorded by pop culture site Pop Crave on Monday (February 18), Cardi B told her fans: “Jussie Smollett, whatever the f**k his name is, I’m really disappointed in him.

“I feel like he f***ed up Black History Month, bro,” added the Grammy Award-winning artist, who revealed last year that she’s had same-sex encounters with “a lot of women.”

“I’m not gonna say, yet. Until he says it out his mouth that it was fake and the s**t was staged, I don’t want to completely blame him, because somebody I was talking to, they said police in Chicago are racist,” continued the rapper.

“You gave Donald f**king Trump immunity to f**king laugh at n*****s and s**t.”

— Cardi B

“So they might probably try to frame him and make him look like he’s a liar. But if he’s not, then bro you f***ed up, for real.

“Like, why would you do that? You ain’t have to do that. Then you gave Donald f***ing Trump immunity to f***ing laugh at n*****s and s**t, and make motherf***ers look bad.”

Cardi B hopes Jussie Smollett is telling the truth

Cardi B added that she wanted to give Smollett “the benefit of the doubt,” because of a previous incident in which she alleged that police put her in a headlock.

Smollett’s lawyers have denied that he had any role in his own attack, BBC News has reported, and the star told Good Morning America last week that he was “p***ed off” at the “lies” which were being spread about him online.

Two men were detained last week in relation to the attack but have since been released, NBC reported on February 15.

A Chicago police spokesperson told NBC: “Detectives have probable cause that they may have been involved in an alleged crime and we are working to corroborate the allegations and investigative timeline as our investigation continues.”

Cardi B performs onstage at the 61st annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California
Cardi B performing at the Grammy Awards earlier this month, where she picked up best rap album (Emma McIntyre/Getty)

Smollett, who came out as gay on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2015, was attacked at approximately 2am on E. North Lower Water Street last month.

Smollett was reportedly branded a “faggot Empire n****r” and had a noose tied around his neck by two men who shouted the pro-Trump acronym “MAGA,” which stands for “Make America Great Again.”

Detectives are treating the assault as a potential hate crime.

It was reported earlier this month that the FBI is searching for the people responsible for sending Smollett hate mail days before he was assaulted in Chicago.

One of the hateful letters sent to Smollett reportedly called him a “black fag,” according to TMZ.

More: cardi b, Crime, Empire, entertainment, Film Reviews, Instagram, Jussie Smollett, Music, police, Television, US, US

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