Cardi B Shuts Down Critics Who Say Joe Biden Used Her as a ‘Pawn’

Lead Photo: Art by Stephany Torres for Remezcla
Art by Stephany Torres for Remezcla
Read more

Now that there’s a clear victory for Joe Biden in his bid for the presidency, Cardi B is speaking on her involvement in the campaign. The Dominican-American rapper is letting her critics know that she was not paid to support the president-elect.

“Couple of weeks ago I was getting chewed up by Trump supporters over this interview, especially by Miss Candace who has been degrading my name for 2 straight years,” she wrote in an Instagram post about her Zoom interview with Biden, which  took place in August. She was also calling out conservative pundit Candace Owens, who was supporting President Donald Trump’s bid for re-election.

“I was so nervous for this interview especially because it was on zoom and not in person, but it was important for my followers to get to know our running candidate and future president,” Cardi B added. “Republicans like Candace, [Ben] Shapiro, Fox News made fun of me, talked so much sh*t about me and my song WAP. They said Biden used me as a pawn then weeks later we saw a list of rappers and artists that Trump was trying to reach out to and to pay for support, a list that included my name.”

Cardi B also called out rappers who supported Trump’s campaign like Lil Wayne and Lil Pump. She made it clear that she was not receiving any financial kickback to give a platform to Biden’s campaign.

“I never got paid a dollar from Biden,” she wrote. “I just wanted to get to know him and open my fans up to the importance of voting. I’m so proud of all these celebs who use their platform and for the people who went out and voted. WE DID IT! Don’t let nobody down play you for what you doing. That’s how they try to take away your power. Your POWER IS YOUR VOICE!”

Lastly, Cardi B took a moment to congratulate the new president-elect and his VP-elect Kamala Harris. Don’t be surprised if it’s a party with Cardi at Biden’s inauguration ceremony in January.

“Congrats Biden!” Cardi wrote. “Your family here, and in Heaven are very proud of you! Also congratulations to Kamala. You made history!”