Idris Elba Blasts Cardi B's Conspiracy Theory On Celebs Having Coronavirus

Lawrence Kim
March 26, 2020

Earlier this month, Elba announced that he was tested positive for COVID 19 and is now slamming people for claiming that celebrities are being paid to say that they have contracted the disease.

"I think the debate about rich and poor and who's getting it and who's not, I think, is not a healthy debate", Elba told his followers.

"That's stupid" are the words Idris Elba used to describe Cardi's theory.

Luther star Idris revealed last week he had tested positive for coronavirus and has been self-isolating with his wife since. "I think given the context of the video, which was telling the world what has happened to us, we weren't thinking about that specifically". "And also this idea that someone like myself is gonna be paid to say 'I've got coronavirus, ' that's absolute bull****", he asserted. And people want to spread that like it's news. Because we don't have enough [tests] to test everybody.' But if a celebrity is saying, 'Hey, listen, I don't have no symptoms. "I don't even understand the logic of that".

Cardi hasn't responded to Idris' video just yet but the rapper has been consistently (and hilariously) speaking about coronavirus while in isolation.

"I'm starting to feel like y'all n###as is paying n###as to say that they got it".

For more information and guidelines on coronavirus, read the NHS advice here. According to experts, people over 60 and those who are immunocompromised continue to be the most at risk.

Sabrina had not contracted the virus originally, but refused to not stay with her husband during his quarantine - effectively catching it too.

He tweeted: "This morning I tested positive for Covid 19".

In an interview on Winfrey's new Apple TV+ series Oprah Talks, the couple opened up about being quarantined together in New Mexico, where Elba's latest film was in production.

Although she didn't directly namecheck any celebrities, plenty of famous faces have come forward to reveal they've tested positive for the coronavirus including Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Kevin Durant, Andy Cohen and Daniel Dae Kim.

During an interview with Oprah Winfrey via FaceTime, Elba as asked about his thoughts on the outbreak of the novel coronavirus - which has now killed more than 14,000 people globally. "You know, stop trolling people, stop sending misinformation. I will keep you updated on how I'm doing".

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