Cardi B Spends Thousands of Dollars a Week on Coronavirus Tests
The rapper said that she gets tested about four times a week and also pays for her management and glam teams to get tested, too.
Rapper Cardi B took to Twitter to share how she and her team stay safe during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. "I get Covid tested bout 4 times a week," she tweeted. "My glam and management gotta get tested as well. Every time we get tested is about 250$ each. This is seriously a new business."
The 28-year-old also explained why the tests are not free for her and her teams. "It's free when you go to the doctors and s*** but when it's for work and you gotta have people test you at your home is not," she wrote in response to a fan.
The Bronx rapper said that she uses so many tests because she doesn't want anyone to get COVID-19 while working with her, but also doesn't want to be held liable if someone gets sick. "It's necessary because if you in my space and you get Covid I can get sued," she tweeted. "If I do a commercial and I get Covid the company can get sued. It's all about not being a liability and is a requirement. The government should be paying for healthcare workers we pay out our own pockets."
This isn't the first time Cardi B has opened up about working during the pandemic. For the music video of her summer hit "WAP" — featuring Megan Thee Stallion and cameos from Kylie Jenner, Normani, Rosalía, Mulatto, Sukihana, and Rubi Rose — the rapper said that she spent over $100,000 on coronavirus tests during filming.
"We had a tiger and a leopard there, but we didn't film with them in there because of safety and because of the pandemic," she said of the shoot. "We spliced those scenes together."