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

Cardi B is getting political again.

Our favorite rapper-slash-pundit talked about her disdain for President Donald Trump and dished on which Democratic presidential contenders have caught her eye so far in a red-carpet interview with Variety on Friday.

Recalling how fiercely the “Please Me” rapper criticized Trump’s government shutdown earlier this year, the publication asked Cardi what she would text or DM the president should she have the opportunity.

“I hate him. I just hate him. I don’t even want to get political, you know what I’m saying,” she said, letting out a major sigh.

But the Bronx hitmaker isn’t against all white male candidates. In fact, two, Bernie Sanders (D-VT) and Tim Ryan (D-OH), are among her top choices at the moment.

Cardi, who supported Sanders in the 2016 primaries against Hillary Clinton, said while she still hasn’t made a decision on who she’d be supporting in the next election, she’s going to “always go with Bernie.” The reason: “This is the thing, right? Bernie don’t say things to be cool. Like, there’s pictures of him being an activist from a very, very, very long time [ago].”

But she’s not completely sold on the Vermont senator just yet. Another contender, Ryan, has also piqued the Dominican-Trinidadian star’s interest.

“I was watching the news, and I saw this guy named Tim Ryan. And his speech was very convincing to me,” Cardi said. “He really wants to give the United States free health care, so that’s a big plus. We need health care. So I don’t know. We’ll see.”

Earlier this month, Cardi posted an instastory where she shared her enthusiasm for the Ohio politician’s speech on free healthcare for all, though she stated she still did not trust him.

In response, the representative, a cosponsor on Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s (D-WA) Medicare for All legislation, tweeted to the rapper, saying, “Every American deserves quality health care, period. Hope to earn your trust, @iamcardib.”

If free universal healthcare is on the top of Cardi’s list of issues that she’s taking into account when making the decision of who she’ll be voting for, she has a lot of candidates to sift through.  Most of the Democratic candidates in the crowded 2020 field have endorsed Medicare for All, including Sanders, who was long one of its few proponents.

Good thing for Cardi is she, like all of us, still has time to research more on all of the candidates before making her decision.

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Cardi B Reveals Why She Doesn’t Collaborate With Male Rappers Very Often

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Cardi B Reveals Why She Doesn’t Collaborate With Male Rappers Very Often

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In a wide-ranging interview with Billboard magazine, Cardi B–who was recently crowned Billboard “Woman of the Year–revealed why she doesn’t collaborate with male rappers very often. The reason? She’s “shy”.

Yeah, we know. The word “shy” doesn’t usually come to mind when we think of Cardi B.

But the Bronx-born MC explained that there’s a different side to her that the public doesn’t see very often.

Cardi B explained why she gravitates towards promoting and collaborating with female artists–like when she teamed up with Megan Thee Stallion to create the mega-hit WAP. For Cardi, the move is about trying to debunk false media narratives where successful women are inevitably pitted against each other.

“When female artists are rising, you don’t have to put one down because the others are rising. Every single time a female rapper comes out, people wanna start fake beef. Maybe because they don’t see me [with other women] as often as people want to.”

But Cardi also explained that male rappers make her nervous–especially because she’s admired many of them from afar before she ever got into the game.

“The thing is, I’m shy–and really shy to reach out to male artists, to be honest with you,” she admitted. “That’s why a lot of collabs that I want, I haven’t gotten yet because I’m scared to reach out. I always get a little star-struck. I be thinking I’m corny, even though I’m funny.”

In fact, Cardi admitted back in August that she was even nervous about reaching out to Megan Thee Stallion.

The story goes that Cardi and Megan’s wardrobe stylists were friends, and they both were hanging out at Cardi’s house. They both asked her when she was going to collaborate with Megan. She told them she was too shy to reach out.

“Even when it comes to females I get even more shy, I don’t know,” she said in an interview with Tidal earlier this year. “I’m just really weird. Like I’ve got a really bad, weird anxiety. But he was like: ‘You’ve have to make it happen. People want to see that.'” She took his advice and the rest is history.

In the Billboard interview, explained that it’s hard for her to be publicly vulnerable about topics that aren’t raunchy.

“When it comes to me writing or putting ideas of my personal life [in the music], I get really shy. When I perform songs like “Be Careful” or “Ring,” I usually close my eyes because I get really shy about showing that lovey-dovey side,” she said. “Even to my engineer, I start giggling. I be like, “Oh, my God, I can’t. This is so embarrassing.”

“When it was time to get more creative with my love side or my R&B side, I was like, ‘This makes me feel weird and uncomfortable.’ I’m getting better at it.”

Looks like there’s still a ton we don’t know about Belcalis Almánzar! We can’t wait until she’s comfortable enough to share her more vulnerable side to the world.

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Team Trump’s Latest Appearance At The Oversight Committee Hearing Was A Complete Trainwreck Oh And Giuliani Farted

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Team Trump’s Latest Appearance At The Oversight Committee Hearing Was A Complete Trainwreck Oh And Giuliani Farted

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Something stinks in the White House and it’s not just Donald Trump and his inability to cope with being a loser.

Rudy Giuliani’s campaign effort to undermine the results of the 2020 presidential election continues to waft through hearing rooms like a rotten gaseous scent… which, according to video recordings, not unlike the one Guiliani is suspected of releasing during Wednesday night’s conspiracy-filled hearing in Lansing, Michigan.

Giuliana stirred up a rash of cackles this week when the audible sounds of his stomach were heard during the hearings.

Four hours into the lengthy event, two fart sounds could be heard while Giuliani delivered his speeches. During the Michigan hearing, Michigan state Rep. Darrin Camilleri asked Guiliani a question about the recent New York Times story which reported that Giuliani talked with President Donald Trump about seeking pardons for himself last week.

“The discussions between Mr. Trump and Mr. Giuliani occurred as the former New York mayor has become one of the loudest voices pushing baseless claims of widespread fraud in the 2020 election, which Mr. Trump still proclaims publicly that he won,” NYT reported. “Many of Mr. Trump’s longtime aides have refused to do his bidding to try to overturn an election that President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. won by nearly seven million votes. But Mr. Giuliani has repeatedly thrust himself into the spotlight to cast doubt on the results, which has ingratiated him with the president.”

Guiliani objected to Rep. Camilleri’s questions and accused him of defamation.

“I will ask that he be disciplined for that,” Giuliani requested into the microphone which picked up the first pedo sound.

Not 90 seconds later, Camilleri asked Giuliani to address Attorney General Bill Barr’s statement that federal prosecutors had yet to come across evidence of election fraud.

“The answer that I gave you was that they didn’t bother to interview a single witness,” Giuliani replied as another louder even larger sounding pedo came in through the mic.

It didn’t take long for Giuliani’s loud fart to go viral on Twitter.

HuffPost reporter Ryan Reilly shared the clip on Twitter on Wednesday night. It has since been viewed more than 1.6 million times.

Users were quick to note that Jenna Ellis, another attorney taking part in Giuliani’s campaign of lies about a Trump 2020 victory. (Which did not happen) could be seen reacting to the noise by glancing at him over her shoulder.

Like the hot air Giuliani blew into the hearing, there were quite a few bizarre moments that came about.

Giuliani brought in a parade of alleged election fraud witnesses who all managed to make outrageously conspiratorial and racist statements during the hearing. Plus, according to Buzzfeed, “Giuliani was not sworn in at the hearing, so he was under no legal obligation to tell the truth.”

One “witness,” Melissa Carone drew audible laughter during the hearing for her clown-like performance.

According to The Guardian, Carone is a contract worker for Dominion Voting Systems and “appeared before a Michigan house panel on Wednesday and insisted, without providing evidence, that tens of thousands of votes had been counted twice.” Her aggressive approach to her claims quickly drew viral attention on Twitter from users who were quick to compare her to a Saturday Night Live character.

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