Cardi B’s political views have garnered her nearly as much attention as her tantalizing lyrics. Modern politics is no stranger to the celebrity/politician relationship, so it made sense to have Cardi B in conversation with Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden ahead of the Democratic National Convention. The two discussed police brutality, Medicare, the upcoming election and more on Elle.
“I have a whole list of things that I want our next president to do for us,” Cardi said. “But first, I just want Trump out. His mouth gets us in trouble so much. I don’t want to be lied to…”
After nearly six months of being in quarantine and no updates on a cure, the coronavirus pandemic is raging on without an end in sight. Cardi understandably wants a timeline and a president that will break down the steps we need to take to get better. “Tell me the truth, the hard-core truth,” she said.
She goes on to lament the fact that it took a pandemic for people to “see what type of person they are dealing with,” in reference to Trump.
The 16-minute conversation covers the issues Cardi says her fans are concerned about, including free college, Medicare and the Black Lives Matter movement. “We are just asking for equality,” she said. “We are asking for fairness, and we are asking for justice.”
Biden responded by sharing that congressman Bennie Thompson in Mississippi told him how white kids were marching alongside Black kids when historically that wasn’t the case.
“The reason I’m so optimistic is because of your generation. You’re the smartest, the best educated, the least prejudiced, and the most engaged generation in history. And you’re going to change things,” Biden said.
He urges Cardi to continue to encourage young voters to go to the polls. “Your generation can own what happens in the next election. They can change things dramatically if they show up and vote.”
You can watch the interview in its entirety below: