As it turns out, there's a pretty big Internet conspiracy theory gaining traction which claims numerous rich and powerful are actually being paid to say they contracted the virus.
In the same video, he spoke about "test-shaming", crossing his fingers that a global test would become available for people of all backgrounds. not just the rich. "I don't see what people get out of that", he said to his 4.7 million followers.
"I'm starting to feel like ya'll n****s is paying n****s to say that they got it, and if you are paying n****s to say that they got it, PAY ME, TOO!"
Addressing the freakish accusations levelled at him, the British screen hunk continued: "And the idea that someone like myself is going to be paid to say I have coronavirus". Because we don't have enough [tests] to test everybody.' But if a celebrity is saying, 'Hey, listen, I don't have no symptoms. "That causes confusion", Cardi said in response to Elba's comments.
Elba, who revealed he tested positive for the illness earlier this month, spoke about the conspiracy theory on Instagram Live after Cardi B's recent comments about the US government allowing asymptomatic famous people to access tests, while others with symptoms have to wait up to a week to even apply. "I don't even understand the logic of that". And people want to spread that like it's news.
Another asked him about more episodes of his TV show Luther, to which he said: "I don't know about that".
"That's when the person that came up positive, that was the time I got in contact with that person". "You know, stop trolling people, stop sending misinformation".
The "Hobbs and Shaw" star revealed last week he had tested positive for the highly-contagious disease, which is also known as COVID-19, and he's frustrated that people are unhappy that the "rich" are seemingly offered more tests than the "poor". Like: 'Hey, hey, hey - you are kicking me and what you're doing is not good, so we will get rid of you.