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Cardi B Slams MAGA Supporters Who Have Danced To ‘WAP’ For Harassing Her Sister Hennessey

Updated September 8, 2020.

It’s pretty much impossible right now to log onto the Internet or social media and not see and/or hear Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s number one hit, “WAP”. It. Is. Everywhere. And I’m not complaining. It’s definitely a bop. And if you’re tuned in at all, you probably already know what “WAP” stands for.

Of course, it’s generated tons of buzz – from the likes of Russell Brand to Tiger King’s Carole Basking, of all people. Now, though, it appears the hit song has a whole new audience that Cardi B wants nothing to do with – young Trump supporters.

Cardi B says she’s “calling the FBI” on a recent party of MAGA supporters who were seen dancing to ‘WAP’.

In a video uploaded on August 17, MAGA-wearing Trump supporters can be seen parting on a boat in Hawaii as “WAP” blasts in the background. The event was a self-described “Trump 2020 boat party” complete with banners and MAGA hats.

And Cardi wasn’t having any of it. She shared the video on her Twitter, calling out the partygoers for zero social distancing taking place on the boat.

“I’m callin the fbi on this festivity,” she adds. “They are not quarantining.” (Cardi B recently told i-D that she spent $100,000 on testing for the “WAP” video, so she does have room to talk when it comes to COVID-19 guidelines.) CB says the Trump boater video “makes my ass itchy” … and says she’s calling the feds, because the folks in the video are ignoring coronavirus safety precautions. You’ll notice a lack of masks and disregard for social distancing, and Cardi says they should be quarantining. We’re pretty sure she’s joking about the feds, but you get her point.

She also points out what many of us were already thinking and seems as confused as we are, writing: “Wasn’t republican conservative throwing a little fit bout this song?…”

‘WAP’ has become a majorly controversial song in the eyes of conservatives.

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As soon as Conservatives started finding out just what “WAP” meant, it’s become a target for the right and a point of political contention. Conservatives have gone on the attack against the record, but Cardi has never been one to shy away from confrontation. 

Men brag about their bod parts all the time in music. The only difference is that this time it’s a woman doing it. This song is about a woman’s body and she has every right to brag – it shouldn’t be made into a political topic. Yet, this and other facts—like a Black life mattering—seem to always spark controversy.

“I knew it was gonna have a big impact, I guess, because of me and Megan. But I didn’t know it was going to be so controversial,” Cardi said when speaking out the backlash from the song to i-D. “I never expected that, you know, conservatives and Republicans were going to be talking about the song. I didn’t think the song was as vulgar as they said it was, you know?”

Of course, all the controversy has only helped the single. The feminist-powered hit made history en route to landing in the number one slot on the Billboard Hot 100.

“It doesn’t make me angry,” Cardi continued to i-D. “It makes me happy. They keep talking and the numbers keep going up. At the end of the day, whatever they’re saying, the numbers speak for themselves.”

Meanwhile, Cardi B has been a welcomed voice in the Democratic primary process.

Cardi B has done something that few celebrities have been able to do – become a relevant (and much needed) voice in political discussions. She has used her huge platform and influence to help shape conversations between politicians and her fans.

Since the beginning of her career, Cardi has interjected herself into the political sphere in hopes to spark meaningful change. She continues to do this by backing former Democratic Presidental candidate Bernie Sanders and speaking directly to the current candidate, Joe Biden. 

‘I just want Trump out,’ she said. ‘His mouth gets us in trouble so much. I don’t want to be lied to—we’re dealing with a pandemic right now, and I just want answers. I want to know when this will be over. I want to go back to my job.

‘But I don’t want someone to lie to me and tell me that it’s okay not to wear a mask, that everything is going to be okay. 

She added: ‘I want a president to tell me what the steps are for us to get better, to tell me, ‘This is why it is taking so long, this is why other countries are doing better than ours.”  

Soon after her interview with Biden, Cardi B was attacked by conservative activist Candace Owens.

The Black political pundit initiated a war of words with Cardi on social media this past Sunday night when she accused the rapper of being “illiterate” and a tool for Joe Biden to pander to the Black community.

“It is one of the biggest insults. If Black Americans are not insulted by the fact that Joe Biden, who has been hiding in his basement, you know, for the entire year, made an appearance to come out because he was going do an interview with Cardi B. Do we have nothing better to offer?” Owens said during an interview with conservative pundit Ben Shapiro which she shared on Twitter.

“[Joe Biden], you are pandering,” Owens said. “You look at Cardi B’s Instagram, and you see she has millions of followers, and you think, ‘OK, this is an illiterate person, and if I appeal to this illiterate person’ … ‘They think she’s cool. She’s hip just by sitting here and taking this interview. Black people will vote for me.’ It’s basically saying, ‘Black people, you are stupid, you are dumb, and you are so foolish.’”

Cardi B quickly fired back at Owens, citing her celebrity status as a means for Biden to ask her to help him with his campaign. “You wanna know why joe gotta talk to me Candice cause I have the #1 song & yet my sister can’t go to the beach in the Hampton’s wit out trump supporters harassing cause they were by themselves,” Cardi B tweeted.

Cardi B underlined that her platform “can make millions go vote to get the MAN THAT USED YOU.”

“I don’t want to argue with you Candace I really don’t have the time,” Cardi B added. “I honestly just feel sorry for you.”

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The President Of Mexico Has Tested Positive For Covid-19 After A Year Of Downplaying The Virus

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The President Of Mexico Has Tested Positive For Covid-19 After A Year Of Downplaying The Virus

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Since the very beginning of the worldwide Coronavirus pandemic, Mexico’s President Andres Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) has largely downplayed the severity of the crisis. Despite record-setting deaths across Mexico, the president continued to hold large rallies, rarely uses face masks and continues to be very hands on with his supporters. Many of his detractors grouped him in with Donald Trump and Brazil’s Jaír Bolsonaro in his poor response to the pandemic.

Mexico’s President AMLO has tested positive for Covid-19 and is experiencing light symptoms.

In a tweet on Sunday evening, AMLO revealed that he had tested positive for the Covid-19 virus. From his official Twitter account, he said his symptoms were mild and that he was receiving medical treatment.

“I regret to inform you that I have contracted Covid-19. The symptoms are mild, but I am already receiving medical treatment. As always, I am optimistic. We will move forward,” Lopez Obrador wrote.

Despite his diagnosis, the president plans to continue business as usual. He plans to continue with his duties from the Palacio Nacional, which include conducting a planned phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the topic of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine Monday. He added on Twitter, that “I will be conducting all public affairs from the National Palace. For example, tomorrow I will take a call from President Vladimir Putin, because irrespective of friendly relationships, there is a possibility that they will send us the Sputnik V vaccine.”

AMLO has taken a very hands off approach to his country’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

AMLO, 67-years-old, has rarely been seen wearing a mask and continued to travel extensively across the country aboard commercial flights – putting both his health and those around him at risk.

He has also resisted locking down the economy, noting the devastating effect it would have on so many Mexicans who live day to day. And because of that, Mexico has one of the highest death rates in the world. Early in the pandemic, asked how he was protecting Mexico, AMLO removed two religious amulets from his wallet and proudly showed them off.

“The protective shield is the ‘Get thee behind me, Satan,’” AMLO said, reading off the inscription on the amulet, “Stop, enemy, for the Heart of Jesus is with me.”

In November, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, head of the World Health Organization, urged Mexico’s leaders be serious about the coronavirus and set examples for its citizens, saying that “Mexico is in bad shape” with the pandemic.

Meanwhile, Mexico continues to experience the worst effects yet of the global health crisis.

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Thanks to a lack of national leadership, Mexico is one of the 17 countries that has reported more than one million cases of Covid-19. Since early October, newly confirmed cases and deaths have been reaching record levels, with recent daily numbers some of the highest since the beginning the pandemic.

According to Johns Hopkins University, Mexico has recorded at least 1,752,347 Covid-19 cases and 149,084 people have died from the virus in the country.

In hardest-hit Mexico City, nearly 30 public hospitals report they have reached 100% percent capacity, and many others are approaching that mark. The city’s Mayor, Claudia Sheinbaum, has urged residents to not go out unless absolutely necessary. In December, Mexico City and the state of Mexico were placed into “red level,” the highest measure on the country’s stoplight alert system for Covid-19 restrictions. The tighter measures included the closure of indoor dining, with only essential sectors like transport, energy, health and construction remaining open.

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This Hilarious Viral Video is Being Called the Latino Version of ‘Get Out’

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This Hilarious Viral Video is Being Called the Latino Version of ‘Get Out’

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We’ve all experienced it before–the nervousness of meeting your partner’s parents. And if you’re in an interracial relationship, that nervousness grows exponentially.

That’s why this video of a young Latino man who is hesitant about entering his white girlfriend’s Trump-supporting family’s house has gone viral.

It’s #relatable.

The video starts off with the unnamed boyfriend narrating what’s happening to him as his girlfriend practically drags him into her parent’s home.

In Spanish, he says “I’m going to visit my girlfriend’s parent’s house. The house is very beautiful and she wants me to go inside. But I’m not going to do that because there’s a problem.”

At this point, he pans up to focus on a “Trump” sign prominently displayed on the front lawn.

He turns the camera around to show his own very worried face. The young man’s girlfriend tries to assure him that everything is okay, promising him that her parents are “going to like you”.

The young man tells her to go on without him because he “doesn’t want to die” today. “Maybe tomorrow, yes. But today–no,” he says.

His girlfriend keeps insisting he follow her in until he finally says: “They don’t like me!” before zooming in on the “Trump/Pence” sign one final time. The comedic timing is *chef’s kiss* impeccable.

The video is captioned “This Spanish remake of ‘Get Out’–a witty nod to the 2017 horror film.

As a refresher, “Get Out” centers on a young Black man in an interracial relationship who visits his white girlfriend’s family for the weekend. Soon, he realizes the family is not quite as idyllic as they’re pretending to be. Before long, he realizes his life is in danger.

The movie accurately depicted the real-life horror of racism and white supremacy through a cinematic lens. Phrases like “the sunken place” (the place the main character went when he’s paralyzed by his girlfriend’s mother) became cultural shorthand for: the “place an oppressed person goes when they have become silent or compliant to their own oppression” (thanks Urban Dictionary).

Internet commentators chimed in with their own thoughts and opinions about the super relatable video.

One Reddit user knew exactly how the young man felt. “As a biracial person who dated a girl from a very conservative Republican family, they never let me forget that I was biracial,” he said. “They brought it up almost every day.”

Another knew the struggles of having family members with different views from their own: “I have friends and family members that have been radicalized.. it’s very difficult to have a conversation about anything anymore that doesn’t end with vitriol.”

Another Reddit user had more sympathy for the man’s girlfriend. “I feel bad for the girl honestly,” they said. “We may be able to choose who we befriend, but we can never choose our parents.”

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