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Here’s How Cardi B Managed To Pull Off The Most Perfect ASMR Video

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We all know Cardi B as the Dominican rapper who is unafraid to take up space, amp up the volume and be heard. ASMR stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response and it’s followers are here to be whispered to sleep. You would never guess it, but these two movements could not be more cohesive embodied in the “okurrs” of Cardi B.

W Magazine partnered with the singer for 13 minutes and 35 seconds of intimacy. The internet is calling for Cardi B to quit her day job and start an ASMR channel.

ASMR is famous for giving listeners “tingles” that run through their spine.

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Cardi’s voice being whispered directly into your ear is something that everyone wishes they could experience in person. Until that day comes, this video is going to have to do.

She used her famously long nails to brush the mic and get the session started.

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A bunch of ASMRers are saying that it’s meant for listeners to hear her nails “shushing” them to sleep. The community is a very engaged and appreciative community always looking for better tingles.

Cardi slayed at speaking in low, slow tones.

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She didn’t rush. You felt like she was talking directly to you, and that is the measure of success for an ASMR video. We know you’re going to Google ASMR videos and meet all the top ASMRtists on YouTube, but you don’t need to.

At one point, Cardi is handed a shag blanket to pet.

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She tells us how “very, very, very warm” the blanket is. She even starts to fan you with it and asks you if you can feel how warm and soft it is.

Then, Cardi passes you the blanket and tells you to rest your head next to it.

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It truly is one of the best ways to spend your night if you are overworked by the current political climate this is perfect. You will feel relaxed, loved, warm and ready to sleep a full night.

Then, she plays with a kid’s toy and people started to think that it was a little too suggestive.

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First of all, it is a kids toy. Second, the whole point of ASMR is to be low volume and relaxing.

ASMR fans are going to bat for Cardi.

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Some people just can’t have nice things because they are determined to find the fault in it. In this case, people can’t take Cardi B doing something that millions of people like to soothe them.

Experts are saying she could go pro.

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Caption: “Cardi B, famous for her raw and aggressive rhymes, recently released a soothing ASMR video which ASMR expert and SU professor of biopharmaceutical sciences Craig Richard says is near perfect!”

ASMR is all about turning off listeners’ stress, and Cardi succeeded… while talking about her *career*.

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That’s how good she is at this. People actually nodded off to sleep to this:

“When “Bodak Yellow” came out, I was wondering if this is going to be my first hit? And it was. It changed my life forever. But I was also scared because the song was so big. I didn’t know if the next record was going to follow up. I didn’t want it to be a one-hit wonder.”

It makes sense that she would be good at it since she admits to watching ASMR videos every day.

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I’m shooketh. But it all makes sense why she would be so good at this. On her very first attempt, she was able to deliver a virtually perfect ASMR session.

The first words out of her mouth? “Okurr”

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But like, a slow, slow, whisper. I don’t understand how she can be so good at everything she does. I just don’t.

ASMR loving Latinos basically achieved life goals this week thanks to her.

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We are all blessed to have experienced this amazing take on ASMR from one of the most popular artists of our time.

Some Latinos are even being converted into ASMR aficionados thanks to the Bardi.

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It can be too much for some people to handle. It is a very specific thing to witness and some people just can’t take that kind of noise.

It can truly be so soothing.

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In her own words, “It give me a very tingly, tingly, tingly, tingly, tingly, tingly sensation, sensation, sensation.”

Cardi is single-handedly disrupting midterms week.

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Caption: “i’m watching cardi b do asmr while actually doing schoolwork and i don’t have coffee with me for the first time in weeks. the simulation is broken”

Cardi opened up about how she made “Be Careful” for women.

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She thought that it would be her biggest hit because so many women could relate. She tells us that she was shocked that it would only go platinum two times.

Fun fact: “I Like it” is her biggest record from “Invasion of Privacy.”

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“You know, the people like the song. It’s my second number one, one, one record. It was such a surprise. I was so, so, so so, so happy.”

When filming the music video for “I Like It,” she was six months pregnant.

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They filmed it in Miami and being so pregnant and so hot at the same time was a little nightmare. ASMR style, she said, “I was getting very, very sick, because I was so, so pregnant, and my feet were getting so, so swollen, len, len, len, len, len, len.”

Then she glowed about how perfect her daughter is.

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Prepare to get emotional. In her own words, “I get very anxious to see my baby 24/7 and I love my baby’s face, and I love her breath, and I love her smile. And I love how she looks at me. She looks at me like she needs me more than anything, anything, anything, anything, anything.

And sometimes I look very ugly and fucked up and sometimes I wake up right next to her and she just looks at me like , like I’m a present from God, but she’s my present from God.”

Tbh, you just have to watch it yourself.

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Same. You heard it right here from a deceased person. I’m too deep in my slumber to be trusted. Carve out 13:35 minutes of your life, preferably at bed time and with a fuzzy blanket next to you and you’ll feel the tingles.


READ: The Musician Behind ‘I Like It Like That’ Found Out Cardi B Sampled His Song Because Of His Grandchildren

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Cardi B Wants Bernie Sanders To Put Her Tax Money Toward Free Healthcare And Education

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Cardi B Wants Bernie Sanders To Put Her Tax Money Toward Free Healthcare And Education

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Cardi B refuses to be boxed into any archetype. The Afro-Dominican rapper has used her platform in the past to talk about the injustices of America’s healthcare system. This Monday, she effectively put her weight behind Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders by telling her 6.7 million Twitter followers that she feels “really sad” about “how we let him down in 2016.”

Claro, Cardi B’s endorsement of the progressive Democratic socialist candidate has ignited a firestorm of responses from fans and haters alike. 

In a single tweet, Cardi acknowledged the authenticity of Bernie’s platform–which has remained consistent throughout decades of politics.

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Often, voters feel isolated from politics because political speech is too pedantic to resonate with. Cardi was speaking from the heart of America when she said that Bernie’s issues are not a “front” for a campaign to win. She believes Bernie’s passion to creating a safer America for all is genuine.

Bernie Sanders narrowly lost the Democratic primary to Hillary Clinton in 2016.

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It’s no secret that, after Trump won, the Democratic party experienced a deep disillusionment over party ideals. Bernie brought a much more progressive stance than establishment Democrats, advocating for free healthcare as an American right, free college tuition and equality for all. The Senator thanked her in a tweet that read, “Thank you @iamcardib! Our fight for justice is far from over and we are not giving up.” 

The conversation continued after a critic pointed out that Cardi has once complained about high taxes.

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The Twitter user seemed to think that Cardi’s disdain for high taxes would be in direct conflict with Bernie Sanders’s outspoken platform to raise taxes on the rich to effectively redistribute to the masses in the form of free healthcare and education. He was wrong.

His didn’t get away with going up against Cardi and Bernie without a good dog walk from Latinas in charge.

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It’s the name of the game–perception is a reality in politics. The perks of being a civilian are being able to say things like “que chinguen a su madre” to anyone who twists your words. 

Cardi clapped back by saying that she’s here for high taxes, but only if she can see her dollar effect positive change.

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With a large chunk of our taxes going to the military, subsidizing the dying dairy and meat industries, and a clear lack of funds directed towards the humanitarian crisis on the border, Cardi wants someone in power who will improve the quality of life for as many Americans as possible. She wants to see what she’s paying for.

Of course, the sexism and racism came out to play in the comment threads.

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This user claimed that “hood rats” are implicitly lacking the “mentality” to have political opinions. “I wish some people would stay in their lane,” is tantamount to someone like Trump telling The Squad to “go back” to “where they came from.” It implies that you’re born into the limits on your own agency, and it’s toxic thinking.

The Bardi Gang came through to defend Cardi’s right to use her political voice.

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Cardi B is an Afro-Latina woman who worked her way to fame by stripping at the club across from her high school. Her work has invited criticism from conservative pundits, claiming her body and sex-positive messaging is anti-feminist. As a black woman taking up space in the world, everything she does is overanalyzed.

 They also offered her support amidst all the “hate.”

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Other politically invested folks came through with comments like “Girl read about ELIZABETH WARREN,” and “Kamala2020 get down read up on her.” Sprinkled throughout were messages of support for Bernie, happy that 6.7 million followers could #FeelTheBern thanks to Cardi.

Cardi might be a celebrity, but she’s also a constituent who wants to see her taxes put an end to bankruptcy by medical and student loan debt.

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With 2020 around the corner, campaign season is in full swing again. As always, we are mitú and we want everyone to educate themselves about every candidate and get out the vote!

Haters Have Been Coming For Cardi B For Her Latinidad And She Clapped Back In Instagram Video

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Haters Have Been Coming For Cardi B For Her Latinidad And She Clapped Back In Instagram Video

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Cardi B is in the news…a lot. Whether she’s releasing new music, talking about her plastic surgery, kid, or mounting legal problems, it seems like every day we get a new headline about the rapper.

And this time isn’t any different.

But the “Press” singer is in the news today because she had a few choice words for people who are questioning her identity.

Cardi B had some serious words for people who say she can’t be both black and speak Spanish.

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Cardi B has faced a lot of criticism from listeners since she first rose to fame with “Bodak Yellow.” Now apparently, people are coming for her because she speaks Spanish but identifies as Black.

The rapper was giving on her favorite social media platform, Instagram giving a live session. In it, she talked about how she’s mistaken for Mexican because she speaks Spanish. “I’m not Mexican at all. I’m West Indian and I’m Dominican. I speak Spanish because I’m Dominican,” Cardi explained. “And it’s like, ‘So what’s the difference between Dominican and Mexican?’ And it’s like, everything!” And she’s totally right.

From there she circled back to the assumption that she’s not black.

“People just don’t be understanding shit. It’s like, ‘Cardi’s Latin, she’s not Black.’ And it’s like, ‘Bro, my features don’t come from…white people f*cking, OK?’ And they always wanna race-bait when it comes to me…I have Afro features,” she continued. “‘Oh, but your parents are light-skinned’ – alright, but my grandparents aren’t.”

She added that a lot of other artists haven’t faced the same criticism due to the darker complexion of their skin. “It’s crazy because some island women, some artists that are from the same islands as me, people will be like, ‘Oh they’re Black,'” she said. “But because Cardi speaks Spanish to people, she’s not Black, even though we have similar features, same skin complexion. But no, they want to not put Cardi in it because I speak Spanish.”

Also, don’t people get that people other than Mexicans also speak Spanish…?

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Like seriously, from Spain to the Philippines, parts of Africa, and nearly all of Latin America and much of the Caribbean – Spanish is the third most widely spoken language in the world. Obviously, it’s going to encompass a wide array of cultures, identities, and communities.

Some on Twitter were obviously in need of a history lesson.

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When Africans were shipped across the Atlantic Ocean like cargo, they were taken all over the Americas. Yes, most ended up in the British colonies of the present-day United States but many were taken to Spanish-speaking colonies, especially in the Caribbean.

Quite a few people tried laying out the facts right there on Twitter.

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Read: Speaking Spanish doesn’t make a person not Black.

To many, the argument got personal.

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Is anyone gonna go tell this person’s abuelo that he isn’t black just because he speaks Spanish…? Nope? Didn’t think so.

But a lot of people came out on Twitter standing by those who say she can’t identify as Black.

For many, it’s about identity and the struggles that the African-American community has gone through.

While at least one Twitter user summed it up like this:

We’re all Black. And not many people seemed to disagree with them – unless of course it meant Cardi B is Black too.

READ: Cardi B Is Pro-Bernie Sanders But She’s Still Keeping Her Options Open For 2020

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