Cardi B Denies Using Her Fame To Get Coronavirus Testing

Cardi B is sneezing at shady social media suspicions she used her celebrity status to secure a highly-coveted Covid-19 test.

Responding to backlash tossed by a Twitter user Monday, the “Bodak Yellow” rapper unequivocally denies that her recent emergency room run was merely a ploy to get coronavirus screening.

Cardi, who was reused to the ER on March 31 after experiencing “real bad stomach problems for 4 days,” is defending herself in response to a woman’s claims her family friend—who’s suffering with coronavirus-related symptoms—was refused Covid testing while the Hip-Hop star was granted preferential treatment.

“…A close friend of my aunt’s that has the coronavirus and she went to the hospital but they told her, to go home they can’t serve her,” the unsettled Twitter user writes.

“But then I go on social media and see Cardi B at the hospital because she ‘thinks’ she has the virus and getting the help she needs. I know celebs have advantages, but this is someone’s life. You can allow a celeb (who, by the way can help with a few donations and help the hospital) who thinks they have the virus to enter the hospital, (She ended up not having it) than an individual who does have it. Okay. The world is a mess,” she adds.

To this, the “Be Careful” crooner says, “Ummmmmm I was literally throwing up everything I swallow and lost 5 pounds in 4days do to stomach issues. NOT CAUSE OF THE RONA. You can still go to the hospital for other problems you know,” in a since-deleted tweet.

Cardi B has been doing her part to help others in the wake of Covid-19. The Bronx native recently joined the string of celebrities who’ve donated meals to healthcare professionals working hard to save lives in the midst of the global health crisis.

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