This is what Cardi B has to say about the U.S. government shutdown

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(CNN)Cardi B is upset and worried. And she's not taking it any more.

In a profanity-laced video Wednesday night, the rapper addressed the government shutdown that has gone on for 26 days -- the longest in the nation's history.

"I just wanna remind you that it's been a little bit over three weeks," she says in the video. "Trump is now ordering ... federal government workers to go back to work without getting paid. .... This ... is ... serious. Our country is in a hellhole right now. All for a ... wall."

President Donald Trump has ordered thousands of staffers from several government agencies to return to work to process tax returns, perform safety inspections and more -- all without pay. The Internal Revenue Service is recalling 36,000 workers to process tax filings and refunds.

Cardi B said the shutdown has left her feeling anxious and helpless.

"I feel like we need to take some action ... I don't know what type of action .... because this is not what I do. But .... I'm scared."

A few hours after she posted the video, it had nearly 7 million views, with some of her 39.6 million Instagram fans applauding her for using her platform to address issues and others sharing how the shutdown has affected their households.

The rapper, whose real name is Belcalis Almanzar, has expressed interest in the government. In an interview with GQ magazine last year, she said she loves political science, and is "obsessed" with how the system works.

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