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Cardi B says she’s ‘not really’ on NATO or Russia’s side amid Ukraine crisis

Cardi B says she’s “really not” on either Russia or NATO’s side after making comments that war “should be the last thing” world leaders should be worrying about amid the crisis in Ukraine.

“I actually want to say a lot of things, but I’m just gonna mind my business because sometimes I feel like I have such a big platform that if I don’t say the right things I might get killed,” the “Up” rapper said in a video posted Tuesday on Twitter.

“I’m really not on NATO’s side. I’m really not [on] Russia’s side. I’m actually in the citizens’ side, because at the end of the day, the world is having a crisis right now.”

The 29-year-old entertainer’s remarks came a day after she responded to a Twitter user asking her to weigh in on “this whole Russia thing.”

“Wish these world leaders stop tripping about power and really think about whose really getting affected (citizens) besides the whole world is in a crisis,” Cardi B, who was born Belcalis Almánzar, wrote to her more than 21 million Twitter followers. “War, sanctions, invasions should be the last thing these leaders should worry about,” she said.

White House principal deputy national security adviser Jonathan Finer said Tuesday that Russia’s decision to send troops to two breakaway regions in Ukraine represented the “beginning of an invasion of the country.”

In her Tuesday video, the performer, a vocal critic of former President Trump who frequently reflects on political issues, railed against global inflation. Some economic experts have said Americans could see rising costs if the conflict between Russia and Ukraine worsens.

“There’s inflation not only in America, but everywhere in the world. It’s really hard to get the economy back up,” she said.

According to data released by the Labor Department, consumer prices surged 6.8 percent last year, the highest rate in nearly four decades.

“There are so much shipments and embarkments backed up. China’s not really messing with us, so a lot of things are behind, a lot of goods are behind. And this shit just made it way more complicated,” the New York-born music star lamented.

“I’m just really annoyed by this,” Cardi B said, “and I really wish that all world leaders right now just really come with a logical conclusion.”

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