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

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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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Could It Be? Cardi B In Talks To Star In ‘The Nanny’ Reboot And I Stan So Hard

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Could It Be? Cardi B In Talks To Star In ‘The Nanny’ Reboot And I Stan So Hard

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I know I’m not the only who puts on old reruns of The Nanny as the background noise to me falling asleep basically each and every night. It’s a show that I actually hated as a kid and now that I’m older and can understand some of the downright dark humor, I am a true stan.

The relationship between Fran Fine and Mr. Sheffield and between Miss CC Babcock and Niles the butler, are all too hilarious. So when news broke that the shows original Fran Fine, Fran Drescher, was hoping to cast Cardi B in the iconic role – I nearly lost it, along with thousands of others.

And, although Cardi B hasn’t yet confirmed that she’s interested, we seem to be making some itty bitty progress toward the ultimate TV show reboot.

There’s a rumor on the block that Fran Drescher herself has reached out to Cardi B to play her iconic character in a reboot of ‘The Nanny’.

The Nanny star Fran Drescher says she’s been in talks with Cardi B’s team about a possible reboot of her famous sitcom.

Drescher broached the topic in a recent interview with ET, in which she called the rapper her “top choice” for the role.

Rumors of a possible The Nanny reboot starring Cardi B have swirled for almost a year, and while it seemed at one point that they wouldn’t materialise, Drescher didn’t rule out the possibility in her latest chat

If you’ve seen Hustlers, or existed on the internet for more than one hour, you’ve been witness to Cardi B’s natural comedic talent. It made her a star after she established the rules for cold-weather dressing, it bolstered her emerging rap career, and it landed her a selection of truly hilarious scenes in the best movie of the century. Amidst this, Fran Drescher—iconic star of The Nanny—took note. Talent recognizes talent!

And I, for one, can’t handle the news.

At the least, it would give a very vocal contingent of Twitter something other to do than pit Cardi B and Nicki Minaj against each other. Beyond that, imagine the teenie-tiny Chanel skirt suits and Moschino ensembles and one-liners and wig possibilities! I don’t know what you believe in, but please, in this moment, grab someone close to you and pray.

OK, so it’s not new news but the possibility of Cardi B as the nanny is gaining some serious traction.

After revealing in 2018 that she was considering a reboot (not revival) of the famed sitcom, Drescher floated Cardi B’s name through the press as a viable lead. It’s been close to a year since she made that announcement, and the rumors are gaining traction. As she exclusively told ET at NBC’s Comedy Starts Here event in Los Angeles, “big news” is coming that could concern the future of Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar:

“That was just kind of laying out groundwork. I do think she’s great, and she would be kinda like my top choice, if she’s disciplined to do this show every week. It can be a grind, but she’s got a baby now and it could be a very comfortable, lovely way to, you know, work, be seen worldwide, and still do mini-concert tours when you’re on hiatus.”

I mean Cardi B would be the perfect, Fran Fine. Let’s just start with the fashions:

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Cardi has clearly been inspired by the character’s legendary fashion sense in the past, stepping out in head to toe leopard print at last year’s Milan Fashion Week, even captioning the photo “Fran Drescher in @dolceandgabbana”

And OK, Cardi isn’t from Queens (like OG Fran) but she is a loud and proud fellow New Yorker.

Don’t worry: Cardi’s not going to be cast as a Jewish girl from Queens. The Nanny is slated for a reboot not a revival or follow-up series (an important distinction in these nostalgic times). Cardi would be playing a fully new character in a 21st century setting.

And Fran Drescher isn’t just thinking Cardi B. She’s got several great ideas for the possible reboot. In an interview with ET, she said: “I could play Sylvia, the mom. And John Leguizamo could play [Fran’s dad], Morty. So, you know, we’ll see. There’s a lot of opportunities to do something fantastic with it and bring it right into the 21st century.”

Please say yes Cardi? Please, please, please, please, please. Drescher’s promised there’s a big Nanny announcement coming in the next few weeks.

I know I am not alone – Twitter is this close to starting a Change.org petition.

And I would be the very first signature on that petition. This has to happen. From their fashion likeness to their New Yorkerness to their powerful female roles in their everyday lives and their on-screen personas, Cardi B is the ultimate choice to play Fran Fine.

Romeo Santos Brought Us Our Bachata Utopia And Brought Out Some Major Celebs To Celebrate

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Romeo Santos Brought Us Our Bachata Utopia And Brought Out Some Major Celebs To Celebrate

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Romeo Santos is no stranger to breaking records and shattering expectations. He is the first Latinx to headline Yankee Stadium in The Bronx, the first to bring bachata music to a global stage, and as of Saturday night, he is the first Latinx to headline the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. 

Santos who got his start in The Bronx-based bachata boy band, Aventura, has also found major success in his solo career. In the eight years on his own, Santos has had seven number one songs on the Hot Latin Songs chart, and 15 number ones on the Tropical Songs chart.

Nicknamed the “King of Bachata,” Santos turned the MetLife Stadium into his kingdom where he paid tribute to his Dominican heritage and bachata roots to celebrate his fourth studio album Utopia. According to Billboard, the concert felt historical

“With the help of this powerful cast of Dominican bachateros and allies, Santos marked another big moment for bachata that will certainly go down in history for the genre’s continued and formidable evolution,” wrote Isabela Raygoza of Billboard.

 King of Bachata Makes History 

Santos became the first Latinx artist to headline the MetLife Stadium. Santos played to a sold-out show to a crowd of over 80,000 fans in New Jersey on Saturday night.

But this isn’t the only record he broke last night. His performance was the single highest-grossing concert in MetLife Stadium’s history. The record was previously held by U2. 

“It’s difficult to express what I’m feeling at this moment, and I managed to do the possible and impossible to offer you the best bachata show in history,” Santos said during the show. 

Santos shares the stage with other Latinx heavyweights 

It is always heartwarming to see Latinx solidarity, Santos’ concert was no exception. Dominicans proudly waved their flags, and Santos was happy to share his stage with today’s hottest Dominican artists and the bachateros who influenced him. 

“Not every bachatero that impacted my life and my career is here tonight. Not everyone. But I still guarantee that you are in for a splendid time,” Santos said.

Bachata legends like Raulin Rodríguez, Frank Reyez, Joe Veras, Monchy & Alexandra and Zacarías Ferreira collaborated with Santos on stage for songs like “Me Quedo.” Not only did they join Santos for his own songs, but the artist also gave these trailblazers the space to perform their own classics. When you can take a step back at your own concert to center other artists, that is respect. 

This feels true to the message of Santos’ recent album Utopia which pays homage to the bachata artists of yesteryear that paved the way for him. This is all about Latinx history past, present, and future.

“You bless us tonight. Your contributions marked an era for bachata,” Santos said. 

Among his more urbano special guests were Cardi B, Ozuna, Aventura, and El Chavel.

Cardi says Santos is living the dream

“85,000 people last night at the MetLife stadium. A Dominican from The Bronx made that happened! Thank you so much @romeosantos for bringing me out to your sold-out concert. That’s an artist’s dream and you’re living it! So inspiring and motivating to me. I had the best time EVER!!!! Oooo yea I can sing now! Ya hear my vocals singing Obsession?” Cardi captioned on Instagram.

Frank Reyes on Romeo Santos

“He escuchado que algunas veces es mejor ser el primero que ser el mejor, pero lo que sucede cuando se es el primero y el mejor al mismo tiempo, es una UTOPÍA, felicidades @romeosantos y Gracias por hacer historia a ritmo de bachata una noche inolvidable,” the 50-year-old legend wrote. 

Joe Veras gets emotional

“Lo que dicen las fotos.!!! Es pura combinación de sentimientos y alegría de compartir esta hermosa colaboración con @romeosantos y ese publico furioso de emoción.!!!! Waaaaaoooo gracias Dios mio por tanta bendición!” Veras wrote on Instagram. 

The Bachata Utopia of your dreams

Santos gave the audience what they came for a bachata utopia of their dreams. Every moment was a homage to the genre from start to finish. What was once considered “rural” Dominican music is now recognized as a mainstream genre and important element of Latinx history.

“To compete in a moment when urbano music is so strong… being a tropical artist, we have to keep working hard, and reinventing ourselves,” Santos said while accepting the Tropical Artist of the Year at the Latin Billboard Awards earlier this year. “Long live tropical music!”

For one night Santos delivered, to an audience of over 80,000, something many may not have been able to conceive of in their wildest dreams: a celebration of tropical music and a taste of the solidarity it takes to make it.