The nation continues to pick up the pieces from the Florida school shooting on Feb. 14. Gun control is back again into the national conversation.
Students across the nation have raised their voices to Congress and President Donald Trump to talk about gun control. According to CNN, several students who survived 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz's attack on Parkland, Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are expected to march on Washington, D.C. on March 24.
Cardi B Speaks
Rapper Cardi B has decided to join the national conversation. The "Bodak Yellow" performer talked about the tragedy with her 18.8 million Instagram followers. The rapper made some sage advice in stopping the creation of school shooters.
"The school shooter never looks like the jock, the cheerleader, or the popular kid. It always looks like a kid that's socially awkward. I feel like one of the best ways to prevent these types of tragedies is to stop picking on these kids. The devil speaks to you the most when you feel helpless," said the rapper on Instagram.
Cardi B commanded her followers to make sure that they welcome the "loners" into their groups. She also added that all students should practice the art of kindness. She also advised them to stop bullying.
The Instagram Feedback
The Instagram commentary was viewed over 6,440,000 times. Several of the former Love & Hip-Hop: New York star's fans left encouraging messages on her post and added that they were pleased with her advice.
"This makes me love her a hundred times more than I ready did. I'm so glad someone spoke out about this. In no way excusing what a shooter does, but if we're going to look at all the parts, bullying is a huge issue that needs to be addressed. And this is a message that should be spread regardless. Thank you, Cardi," wrote one Instagram follower.
Other followers shared their personal stories on how they were targeted by bullies when they were younger. However, some of the commentators stated that despite her intentions, Cardi B missed some key facts.
"The shooter was not bullied! Get your facts straight...other students thought of him as evil and psycho because he was killing small animals and that's why they kept a distance with him," wrote another Instagram follower.
News outlets such as BET and VIBE have reported that Cruz was not bullied at his former school.
Cardi B Update
In addition to her commentary regarding the school shooting, Cardi B has been in the news for various reasons. While she openly cheered on Rob Kardashian's weight loss journey, many Instagram followers believed that she flirted with the only male Kardashian-Jenner sibling. Cardi B's team also caused quite a stir when they claimed that she was pregnant. However, Cardi B quickly shut down those rumors and said she was not pregnant.
Cardi B also had the opportunity to meet with fashion royalty as she sat down with Anna Wintour at a recent event for New York Fashion Week. She also shocked her fan base and the National Football League after announcing that she would not perform at the Super Bowl in the future unless the NFL rehires outspoken athlete Colin Kaepernick.