Cardi B Made A Video With Bernie Sanders And It’s Not Totally What We Expected But It’s Still Vital
It’s no secret that Cardi B is interested in politics. The rapper of Dominican and Trinidadian descent has made it clear that second to being a superstar rapper and Instagram baddie, the “Press” singer might just be the political ticket Democrats might need to win out in 2020. In recent months the rapper has done well to express her opinions on candidates and political policies, even our president, in an attempt to educate and spur discussion amongst her fans.
This week she has taken her political action one step farther by “feeling the Bern” and meeting up with Bernie Sanders to film a campaign video.
On Monday, Cardi B posted a picture on her Instagram account of her and Bernie Sanders engaged in what looks like an intense conversation.
In the photo, Sanders appears to be explaining something to Cardi while she looks on, listening intently. She captioned the picture: “Not me, US. Thank you Senator Bernie Sanders for sitting with me and sharing your plans on how you will change this country”.
According to Cardi’s caption, the meeting had been a long-time coming: “A couple of weeks ago I asked my followers if you had the opportunity to have a question answered by a democratic candidate what would it be? I got a lot of submission[s] and selected the most popular questions to get answered. Stay tuned to see how he will fight for economic, racial, and social justice for all. Together, let’s build a movement of young people to transform this country. LETS LEARN OUR CANDIDATES!”.
According to sources, the Cardi B. x Sanders collab was apparently done for a Bernie Sanders’s 2020 campaign video.
The meeting was an orchestrated effort to encourage younger voters to become more active in politics. In the yet-released video, the duo apparently talked about the student debt crisis, climate change, and raising the minimum wage. It was also apparently a long time coming, with Sanders recently telling CNN that he and Cardi were working on collaborating to find a way to “involve more young people in the political process”. No word yet on when the video will be released.
The admiration Cardi B has had for Sanders isn’t anything new, with Cardi previously having expressed her loyalty to the Vermont Senator. Recently, she took to Twitter to say: “I been reading about Bernie Sanders and I’m really sad how we let him down in 2016. This man has been fighting for equal rights, HUMAN rights for such a long time. Seeing this country become a better place been really his passion for a long time not a new front for a campaign”.
As for Sanders, he also appears to have been a fan of Cardi’s for a while.
In a recent interview with Jimmy Kimmel, when questioned about whether he’s ever talked to Cardi B, Sanders said: “We have talked on the phone on several occasions. She is really smart. She is deeply concerned about what is happening in this country”. He continued to express his admiration for Cardi, saying that she “comes from a humble background”, so she “knows what it’s like to live in poverty, to struggle”. He finished his slew of compliments by asserting that Cardi “wants to make sure that we improve life for working people in this country”.
The meeting with Bernie Sanders is one of the many ways Cardi B has been using her large platform to make her voice heard in the political sphere.
And indeed, along with being a chart-topping, Grammy-award-winning musician, Cardi B is also a well-informed news junkie. In previous interviews, she’s admitted that she’s “always watching the news”. And she has no patience for people who doubt her sincerity. “I hate when you talk about something that’s going on in the community, people think because you’re famous, you doing it for clout,” she’s said before in an interview with GQ. “But you concerned about it because you are a citizen of America; you are a citizen of the world”. Who could forget Cardi’s infamous government shutdown rant on Instagram where she blasted President Trump for forcing government employees to work without pay during the 2019 Government Shutdown crisis over Border wall funding.
And although many people might not immediately think “politics” when they think of Cardi B, we think nothing would be more appropriate than Cardi teaming up with a political candidate to get her fans excited about the upcoming election. In the past, Cardi B has made her views on issues such as healthcare, police brutality, taxes, and gun control, so it makes sense that she would lend her platform to the political candidate she most believes in. As for us, we can’t wait to see Cardi’s next move when it comes to being involved in the upcoming 2020 Election.
And lest we forget (and we don’t want to be on Cardi’s bad side), register to vote here or in-person with your state or local election office.
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