Cardi B interviewed presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden for Elle magazine’s September issue. The 27-year-old “WAP” rapper focused on policy issues such as the coronavirus pandemic, racial justice, college affordability and health care.
“I have a whole list of things that I want and I wish and I desire for our next president to root for us,” Cardi said when asked by Biden which issues are most important to her, on a Zoom call. “But first, I just want Trump out...I don’t want to be lied to. We’re living in a pandemic right now and I just want answers. I want to know when this is over, I want to go back to my job, I want to be able to go outside, I want to not feel like I’m trapped in my home. But I don’t want somebody to lie to me and tell me that it’s OK to go outside, it’s OK not to wear a mask. I want a president to tell us the steps for us to get better.”
Cardi, who had previously been an outspoken supporter of Bernie Sanders, also spoke about police brutality. “I just want stricter laws that are fairer for black citizens, and for cops, too,” she said. She also spoke about making college more affordable for young people, and reducing cuts to after-school programs.”
“I couldn’t afford to go to McDonald’s on my lunch break,” she said. “That is so important, to finance students while they’re in college, because they get really discouraged.”
You can watch the full interview above. Or don’t.
In other related news, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion score the no. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 with “WAP.” This is Cardi’s 4th no. 1 and Megan’s 2nd no. 1 single.
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