Cardi B erased a tweet criticizing the "defund the police" movement after her comments were labeled ignorant by a number of followers.
The Bodak Yellow rapper is known for her outspoken nature but her "we need cops" comments were not welcomed with open arms. The 28-year-old caused a wave of controversy when she took to her social media on Thursday and posted a tweet denouncing the "defund the police" movement.
Instead of sticking to her opinion, she erased it after catching backlash.
When someone commented, "defund the police" under one of her earlier posts, Cardi B didn't hesitate to clap back. "That's bullshit to me. We need cops and that’s facts we just need strict laws for cops," she wrote.
“If you shot someone just like civilians you will go to jail that same day, get charge, wait for bond and go to trial," she added, “That will make you think twice about shooting anyone.”
Supporters of the "defund the police" movement came out in droves, jumping down Cardi B's throat over her comments and labeling her "we need cops" tweet as ignorant.
"Cardi. Defund the police does NOT mean ABOLISH the police," one user stated. “It means reallocating money from the police to local municipalities … Stop sending military weapons used in war to police.”
Another person took a screenshot of Cardi B's tweet and asked, "what the hell is this" adding, “Y’all said ‘abolish’ was too harsh and the comprise [sic] was ‘defund’ so what up? Why are your gums still flapping.”
Hours later, Cardi B deleted the tweet in an attempt to erase all evidence but the Internet never forgets.
Not everyone was a hater of the Up rapper's message though. Some followers backed the star by sending messages of support.
"Love to see cardi b utilize common sense with respect to this issue. ‘defund and abolish’ is not a solution to corruption in law enforcement," one supporter wrote.
One day before her "defund the police" controversy, Cardi B spoke out about Daunte Wright's death. The 20-year-old was fatally shot in Minnesota when officer Kim Potter mistook her gun for her taser. She's been charged with manslaughter and is currently out on bail.
"We have seen a young man get killed by a cop, unarmed, and the excuse was the cop that had been on duty for 20-plus years, mistaked a gun for a taser,” the rapper said. “And my thing is, where the f–k are you Twitter blue check Republicans at?"
“Y’all are the loudest on this motherf–king app,” she continued, “y’all not saying nothing, y’all not complaining, y’all blame everything with what’s wrong in America beside the police. Y’all have been very silent! What’s going on?”