Bronx-bred rap star Cardi B has long been outspoken about political matters and, in light of the current presidential race, unequivocally voiced her support for 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
Naturally, she hasn’t shied away from unabashedly and openly criticizing now-impeached President Donald Trump as well, including her criticisms of his lack of response to police brutality and the longest government shutdown in American history.
Following Trump’s latest controversially crucial move, resulting in the deaths of Iranian military general Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi military commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis earlier this month, Cardi voiced her displeasure for the U.S. government’s role in the assassinations and treatment of the Iranian people. Although she previously joked that she was filing for Nigerian citizenship, it seems the Grammy-winning rap artist has some political aspirations of her own.
On Monday morning (Jan. 13), Cardi expressed that’s she’s been seriously considering a possible entry into the political realm sometime in the future. The Invasion of Privacy rapper shared her musings in a series of tweets on Twitter.
“I think I want to be a politician. I really love government even [though] I don’t agree with [the] government,” she began. “Like, I was watching war documentaries. No matter how many weapons a country have you need people! How are you trying to go against a country and possibly start a war when this country lacks patriotism? I barely see people claiming they LOVE being American.”
She didn’t elaborate on which political office she would considering running for, although she did acknowledge there is a lot she needs to explain and also promised to drop a more in-depth video later.
“I do feel like if I go back to school and focus up I can be part of Congress. I deada** have sooo [many] ideas that make sense,” she continued. “I just need a couple of years of school and I can shake the table.”
Her move wouldn’t come without precedent in the hip-hop world, either. Previously, Scarface (born Brad Jordan) of Houston’s iconic rap group Geto Boys, narrowly lost out on his bid for a seat on southern Texas town’s City Council this past December.
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