November 30, 2023

Rapper Cardi B Goes Off on NYC Mayor’s Budget Cuts

Grammy-winning hip-hop star Cardi B isn’t too comfortable about New York City Mayor Eric Adams’ (D) plan for sweeping funds cuts.

The New York Post reports:

The 5% cuts — which is able to kneecap departments all through the Big Apple — are the primary of three rounds Adams has ordered to compensate for the billions of {dollars} town has spent taking good care of asylum seekers who’ve flooded New York.


Few metropolis departments will emerge unscathed after Adams’ ax falls. He plans to slash $32 million from town’s sanitation division in addition to $74 million from the FDNY and $547 million from the Department of Education.

In a livestream reposted to, Cardi B predicted that the funds cuts will make New York City an much more harmful place.

“Crimes are gonna go through the roof because there is a police safety budget cut,” Cardi B stated.

The Post notes:

The NYPD’s pressure can be lowered to only 29,000 cops by the tip of fiscal yr 2025 — the bottom degree because the mid-90s — amid a slew of city-wide funds cuts revealed by Mayor Eric Adams Thursday because the Big Apple grapples with its multi-billion-dollar migrant disaster.

“What’s going to happen to my nieces? What’s going to happen to my nephews? What’s going to happen to my cousins, my aunts, my friends that’s living in the hood?” the rapper requested. “On top of that, there’s a sanitation fucking budget cut so that means we’re gonna be drowning in rats.”

“I’m from the Bronx, I don’t want to see my shit affected … Everybody be like, ‘New York is dirty,’ and it is dirty,” she added. “And we’re going to get even dirtier with the fucking budget cut.”

Cardi B additionally criticized President Joe Biden for looking for to offer monetary help to Ukraine and Israel as they battle wars towards Russia and Hamas, respectively, regardless of Adams’ proposal to chop companies in New York City.

“How is there $100 million budget cut in New York City for f—ing schools, library, police safety, and sanitation, yet Joe Biden is talking about, ‘Yeah, we can fund two wars’?” the “I Like It” rapper stated. “We can’t fund these wars, we can barely fucking fund this country.”

A revised funds — $110.5 billion — will go earlier than the New York City Council subsequent week for approval from lawmakers.

“To balance the budget as the law requires, every city agency dug into their own budget to find savings, with minimal disruption to services,” Adams stated of the transfer.

“And while we pulled it off this time, make no mistake: Migrant costs are going up, tax revenue growth is slowing, and COVID stimulus funding is drying up,” the New York Democrat added.

Patrick Hendry, president of the Police Benevolent Association, slammed Adams’ plan in a press release to the Post.

“This is truly a disaster for every New Yorker who cares about safe streets,” Hendry said. “Cops are already stretched to our breaking point, and these cuts will return us to staffing levels we haven’t seen since the crime epidemic of the ’80s and ’90s. We cannot go back there.”