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Idris Elba Calls 'Bulls**t' After Cardi B Claims Celebs Are Being Paid To Say They Have Coronavirus


For weeks, people have complained about the inequality of coronavirus testing, leaving those with symptoms to be turned away from getting tested.


Star athletes, actors, musicians and celebrities have been able to secure coronavirus tests without having any symptoms while people have been turned down due to a shortage.

Cardi B has now joined the conversation surrounding the availability of testing kits, calling out the blatant inequity in the system. The conversation led to a back and forth between the rapper and Idris Elba. Elba got tested and received a positive diagnosis for the coronavirus last week despite not having any symptoms.

“Let me tell you something. The general public...they’re not getting treated like celebrities. They’re not getting their f**king coronavirus results the next day. They're telling people to go home and self-quarantine. Where do they think they're sending people home to? Not everyone has the luxury of going to their f**king bedroom and to go in a big ass house and just stay away from people," the "Bodak Yellow" rapper said.


"A lot of people live in small ass apartments with multiple people. A lot of celebrities, y'all have the luxury to pay $30-$40,000 or whatever the f**k it costs to get tested and get treated. A lot of these people don't f**king have that money," Cardi B added.


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