Cardi B has established herself as one of our generation’s most powerful political voices, receiving praise from the likes of President Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders. But this means also becoming a target for conservatives. Any criticism, on the other hand, doesn’t bother her. Cardi B discussed why utilizing her position to speak out on political issues is so essential to her in a new clip from the new season of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman.
Let us see what the rapper had to say.
Cardi B wants to bring a change using her platform
Letterman lauded the Grammy-winning rapper for her political activity and ability to “think not only about themselves, but about the problems of the world at large.”
Cardi B told the late-night host that she seldom includes political references in her songs or lyrics, but she still “uses the f*ck out of my platform.”
Cardi frequently posts thought-provoking posts on Twitter and Instagram because she says, “you might think that people are not looking, but they are.”
And knowing the most likely reasons why people pay attention to her every action, Cardi wants to leverage her celebrity to draw attention to additional social concerns. She explained, “I mean, I’m a hood chick, and I’m from the Bronx.”
Cardi feels that since a lot of people are interested in her lifestyle, music, and clothes, she feels it is her obligation to let people know what is happening in the world. She says, “Hey, while you here and you’re checking my outfit and checking my music, check out what’s going on over here in this part of the world.”
Cardi spoke with the then-candidate Biden in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election. And she made it plain what she expected from him in the White House.
B also encouraged fans to vote in municipal and state elections that touch them on a daily basis, in addition to presidential elections.