A rapper, who has harshly criticized President Donald Trump in the past, said during a recent interview with a Los Angeles radio station that he does not believe “minorities” are susceptible to the coronavirus.
Waka Flocka Flame told the hosts of Real 92.3 LA’s “The Cruz Show” on Friday that he is not concerned about catching the highly contagious disease.
wow – tell that to the Chinese who died 🙁
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“It’s fake … minorities can’t catch it,” he said.
When the hosts pressed him on the controversial opinion, Waka urged them to “name one” person of color who has contracted the illness.
“We all descended from the same persons. Now, did we catch it? It hit the people passing through our airport [Atlanta], it ain’t touch them soulful folks,” he explained.
The “No Hands” hit-maker famously wiped his rear end with a President Donald Trump T-shirt during a concert in 2017.
— Alejandro De Paz (@LifeofDro) January 17, 2017
British actor Idris Elba, who is black, said on Monday he has tested positive for the new coronavirus.