Cardi B has hit out at inflation and the cost of living crisis, saying her friends and family are 'grateful' they've got her around to help.
The rapper and songwriter has spoken out on the state of the economy and wondered what people are supposed to do when the price of everything except their own pay is rising.
Earlier this year the US economy unofficially entered a recession, and all across the world rising inflation is hitting people in the pocket.
People are helping each other out where they can, but higher inflation means costs are suddenly shooting up and many are getting into positions where they can no longer cope.
Better known for her music than her views on the economy, Cardi B has now weighed in on the inflation crisis and wondered how people are supposed to get by.
She mentioned that her friends and family were able to get along with her help, but asked what others were meant to do.
Posting a video to Instagram live, she said she'd been 'helping so many people for so many years' and hit out at the way prices to buy or rent a home had shot up beyond people's ability to afford.
She said: "There's no motherf**king inventory when it comes to homes. Nobody’s gonna try to sell their f**king homes.
"I was looking at some areas. The way that the prices soar up, like how are people surviving? I want to know.
"My family and my friends, they're so grateful to have me, but it's just like, what happens to people who don't have a me?"
Cardi B lamented that 'all these promises are being made but living is unbearable', saying people would have to 'sell your soul' to afford to move out of their parents houses.
The rapper headed off potential complaints that the inflation crisis was down to the current government, Cardi B having backed US President Joe Biden ahead of the 2020 election.
Calling the current problems 'a worldwide motherf**king problem', she pointed out that crippling inflation was hitting places like the UK too, with many Brits facing skyrocketing energy bills.
She said: "After the pandemic I knew that this s**t was gonna happen, I knew it was gonna have a financial crisis. This is not only in America, it's all over the world.
"Don't ever think I'm one of these rich people that don't get it and don't give a f**k, I get it, I care but I can't do s**t about it.
"I feel like we haven't been normal ever since the pandemic, I wonder when this economy crisis is gonna get f**king better."
Cardi B has been a generous gifter to her family, having given her four-year-old daughter Kulture $50,000 as a birthday gift, while she also gave husband Offset $2 million for his birthday last year.
Like she says, it's all well and good if you know a music megastar who can help you out during tough times, but what's everyone else supposed to do?
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