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Cardi B Endorsed AOC For President And The Pair Revealed Possible New Meaning For ‘WAP’

The apparent sisterhood between Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Cardi B is giving me much needed life right now, as we’re in the middle of our six month of a global pandemic. To be honest, even if we weren’t, this relationship between a rising Progressive politician and one of the world’s most successful rappers would be all I needed.

Over the weekend, the love between the two became even more apparent as Cardi B basically endorsed the Congresswoman for the nation’s highest office. And just thinking about that possibility right now, in 2020, in the middle of a pandemic, just brings on the tears. Then AOC had to take it to the next level and basically reinvent the lyrics to Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s “WAP” and I don’t know how much more beauty I can take.

Cardi B has endorsed AOC for President in 2024 – and she didn’t say no.

Over the weekend, AOC was on Instagram sharing her dental care journey. Although very important, especially considering the shocking costs of dental care in this country, it wasn’t all that exciting – at least at first.

Explaining that she hadn’t had access to health insurance for years before her election, AOC noted that she was finally able to get (still-not-very-affordable) dental treatment thanks to her job. In other words, she “got a bag and fixed her teeth,” to quote Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow,” which plays in the background. “EXCEPT YOU SHOULDN’T NEED A BAG TO FIX YOUR TEETH, GET INSULIN, GET HEALTH CARE,” AOC added. Cardi B appears to agree.

On Saturday, the rapper and co-author of the summer’s horniest anthem (“WAP,” which stands for “Wet Ass Pussy,” a collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion) tweeted an excerpt from AOC’s Instagram stories.

Cardi B took note of AOC’s shout-out and gave her one of her own: “She better run for president when she turns 35,” she wrote on Twitter on Friday.

Does this mean we have hope for an AOC-Cardi campaign collab? I for one wouldn’t be mad at all if, in the future, America is a place where Cardi B provides the score to an AOC presidential campaign.

AOC then reinvented the meaning to this summer’s anthem “WAP” and it’s so good.

Although we still have to wait at least one more election cycle for AOC to even be legally old enough to run for the nation’s highest office, the freshman congresswoman didn’t say no. Instead, she tweeted back at Cardi, “Women Against Patriarchy (WAP) 2020,” an apparent reference to the rapper‘s chart-topping latest hit.

Although AOC hasn’t even expressed an interest in running for the presidency, she has been very involved in this year’s primary and election. She also won her primary in New York, basically securing her second term in Congress.

And just to touch on AOC’s initial point about dental care – it is expensive AF and she has a huge point.

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In Ocasio-Cortez’s original Instagram Story, she went on to extol the virtues of Medicare For All, writing that “DENTAL HEALTHCARE IS HEALTHCARE.”

“If you are making fun of someone’s smile, you are likely making fun of the fact that they don’t have access to HEALTHCARE,” she wrote. “Don’t do that! It makes YOU ugly. Matter of fact don’t make fun of people’s bodies EVER – more often than not it’s tied to roots that are ableist, racist, colorist, classist, etc.”

“Know that if you’re in the same situation, and you are worried that your teeth are having a lil party, you are beautiful and I hope you soon get whatever healthcare YOU want and need,” Ocasio-Cortez continued. “I had to wait years, and hopefully our future won’t be like this.”

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Says She Faced Close Encounter And Feared For Her Life

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Says She Faced Close Encounter And Feared For Her Life

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We are getting a better look into what happened at the U.S. Capitol when Trump supporters stormed the building. There have been stories of politicians with military history saving lives and horrific revelations. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently let the world know that she had a moment when she feared for her life.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is speaking out after the violent day at the Capitol building.

In an hour-long Instagram Live video, Rep. AOC spoke frankly about what happened while far-right Trump supporters stormed the building. The unruly mob turned a usually ceremonious and boring function of Congress, certifying the electoral votes, into one of the darkest days for our democracy. For Rep. AOC, it was almost the end of her life.

“As for myself, I had a pretty traumatizing event happen to me. I do not know if I can even disclose the full details of that event due to security concerns,” she said in her Instagram Live while recounting the insurrection of Jan. 6. “I can tell you that I had a very close encounter where I thought I was going to die and you have all of those thoughts where, you know, at the end of your life, and all of these thoughts come rushing to you. That’s what happened to a lot of us on Wednesday. I did not think, I did not know if I was going to make it to the end of that day alive. Not just in a general sense but also in a very, very specific sense.”

Rep. AOC also used her Instagram Live to talk about the traitorous acts she witnessed.

At the beginning of the video, Rep. AOC highlights the Republicans who helped create the dangerous insurrection. She did not hold back on naming some of the people she holds responsible for inciting the mob through rhetoric and political ambition.

“Wednesday, as you know, the president, frankly assisted by members of Congress, incited an attack on the United States Capitol,” Rep. AOC says in the video. “This is known as an act of insurrection, an act of sedition. Frankly, he is a traitor to our country, a traitor to the United States and I don’t think there’s another way you can put it. I don’t think there’s another way to put, there’s no other way to put it.”

She continued adding: “If you are Senator Ted Cruz or Senator Josh Hawley, and frankly if you are many members of Congress, you cast that vote not out of genuine belief, but you cast it out of political ambition. That is what they did. They incited an attack on the Capitol and many many many members of Congress were almost murdered. Many Congressional staffers were almost killed. Many children, children of members of Congress, were there. Children.”

Rep. AOC is not the only member of Congress sounding the alarm about colleagues making this happen.

Rep. Mikie Sherrill, D-N.J., came forward to tell people about how she saw Republican members of Congress allegedly working with the rioters.

“We can’t have a democracy if members of Congress are actively helping the president overturn the elections results,” Rep. Sherrill said during a live webcast Tuesday. “And so not only do I intend to see that the president is removed and never runs for office again and doesn’t have access to classified material, I also intend to see that those members of Congress who abetted him; those members of Congress who had groups coming through the Capitol that I saw on Jan. 5 — a reconnaissance for the next day; those members of Congress that incited this violent crowd; those members of Congress that attempted to help our president undermine our democracy; I’m going to see they are held accountable, and if necessary, ensure that they don’t serve in Congress.”

Rep. Ayanna Pressley’s chief of staff reported her own terrifying moment.

Sarah Groh told Boston Globe that she and her husband were in Rep. Pressley’s office and barricaded the door with furniture. That was when she tried to use the panic buttons for help, which she had done before. Despite never changing offices, Groh said that all of the panic buttons were gone.

READ: Ted Cruz Among Senators Facing Backlash And Calls To Resign After Mob Breaches US Capitol

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Cardi B Explains Why She Turned Off ‘WAP’ When Her Daughter Walked Into the Room: ‘I Don’t Make Music For Kids’

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Cardi B Explains Why She Turned Off ‘WAP’ When Her Daughter Walked Into the Room: ‘I Don’t Make Music For Kids’

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Cardi B is tired of people criticizing her for the racy lyrics to “WAP”. On Monday, the Grammy-winning rapper defended herself against haters who called her out for turning off her multi-platinum song “WAP” when her daughter entered the room.

The drama started earlier this week when Cardi went viral for a recent livestream fail.

During the livestream, Cardi appeared to be having a great time, dancing and singing along to her hit single, but quickly turned the music off when she saw her two-year-old daughter, Kulture enter the room.

Cardi mumbled “No, no, no, no,” as she shut off the raunchy song. Then, she coyly took a sip of wine.

While some people found this incident funny (and relatable), there were a select few who didn’t.

Some haters took the video as an opportunity to call Cardi hypocritical for shielding her daughter from her own song while little kids around the world are being exposed to the NSFW lyrics.

“So ya daughter cant listen to it but everybody else’s daughter can @iamcardib?” wrote an infuriated Twitter user. “AW OKAY! Exactly what I been saying you have an agenda to push with that trash ass label your with. DISGUSTING”.

Cardi didn’t waste any time defending herself. “Ya needs to stop with this already!” Cardi wrote back. “I’m not Jojo Siwa! I don’t make music for kids, I make music for adults. Parents are responsible on what their children listen to or see. I’m a very sexual person but not around my child, just like every other parent should be.”

Cardi then went on to defend the right for mothers to be sexual while also being maternal when they want to be.

“There’s moms who are strippers. Pop pussy, twerk all night for entertainment,” she wrote. “Does that mean they do it around their kids? No! Stop making this a debate. It’s pretty much common sense.”

While some users still felt the need to drag Cardi (haters gonna hate), many of her fans came to her defense, calling out the double standards that Cardi faces as a female rapper.

“It’s always the female artist getting critique,” wrote one Twitter user. “Why people don’t talk about all the disgusting music some men be putting out?”

“This!!!” wrote another user. “Like @Eminem literally has multiple songs about murdering people but no one bats an eye about that but because it’s a female talking about her wet [cat emoji] people jump to conclusions.”

It looks like the controversy surrounding “WAP” isn’t ending any time soon. And hey, if Cardi’s motive behind the song was to spark controversy, she very much succeeded in that goal.

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