Cardi B Sits Down With Joe Biden To Talk Upcoming Election, Coronavirus, And Much More: "I Just Want Answers"
Cardi B may have it all amid the release of her latest project "WAP", but that doesn't stop the rapper from getting political over the weekend. Sitting down with Democratic leader Joe Biden, Cardi B asked some pressing questions in regards to the Coronavirus, Donald Trump, and so much more!
Following the release of her controversial single "WAP", Cardi B took a break from the music world to get political and sat down with Democratic leader Joe Biden.
The rapper asked some hard-hitting questions in regards to the upcoming election and focused on the hottest topics everyone is talking about! Opening up about racism in America, Donald Trump, and the novel Coronavirus, Cardi B didn't hold back!
Cardi B asks the hard questions
Cardi B wants answers! The rapper and ex-reality star is taking herself seriously, and wants the world to know it! The "WAP" musician sat down with the Democratic leader Joe Biden to asks all the hard-hitting questions.
In a new video for Elle, Cardi sat down in a fluster and joked about the trials of having children.
"I feel crazy because I’m a little bit late, but let me tell you something: When you have kids, like my two-year-old, your schedule never goes as planned," she said.
Biden laughed it off and shared his all-too-understanding perspective.
"You’re telling me?" Biden said. "I’ve got four kids, five grandchildren—c’mon, I’m an expert. I understand about kids—the most important thing—they come first," he continued.
Getting political, Cardi opened up about her wishes for the election stating, "I have a whole list of things that I want our next president to do for us. But first, I just want Trump out."
"His mouth gets us in trouble so much," she continued. "I don’t want to be lied to—we’re dealing with a pandemic right now, and I just want answers. I want to know when this will be over. I want to go back to my job."
She added, "But I don’t want someone to lie to me and tell me that it’s okay not to wear a mask, that everything is going to be okay. I want a president to tell me what the steps are for us to get better, to tell me, ‘This is why it is taking so long, this is why other countries are doing better than ours.’ Tell me the truth, the hardcore truth."
Cardi also went on to talk about her desire for a better healthcare system, something most Americans are hopeful for.
"It’s important to have free [healthcare] because look what is happening right now," she said.
Cardi B opens up about her views on racism
Cardi B came in hot when talking about police brutality and the lack of social accountability police have over other citizens.
"I want Black people to stop getting killed and no justice for it. I’m tired of it. I’m sick of it. I just want laws that are fair to Black citizens and that are fair for cops, too," she said.
"If you kill somebody who doesn’t have a weapon on them, you go to jail. You know what? If I kill somebody, I’ve got to go to jail. You gotta go to jail, too. That’s what I want," she added.
Biden opened up himself about his experience with the Civil Rights movement in the '60s and praised Cardi for her outspoken views.
"One of the things that I admire about you is that you keep talking about what I call equity—decency, fairness, and treating people with respect," he started.
"John Lewis, one of the great civil rights leaders, used to say the vote is the most powerful nonviolent tool you have. Look, I’m a lot older than you, to state the obvious. When I was in high school, the civil rights movement was just being started, and along came Bull Connor and his dogs," he recalled.
"He thought he was going to drive a wooden stake into the heart of the civil rights movement. But when all those folks saw what was happening in the South—[when] they saw Bull Connor with dogs [attacking] elderly Black women going to church and kids being knocked down with fire hoses—all of a sudden, as Dr. King said, we had the second emancipation," he continued.
Biden then added, "We had the Voting Rights Act and we had the Civil Rights Act. It changed things because people said, ‘Oh my God, that’s happening.' [Today], the cell phone has changed America. Because we’re at a point where some brave kid can stand there for a total of 8 minutes and 46 seconds and take a video of a Black man brutally murdered. And people around the world were saying, 'My God. This really happens?' And now they’re demanding change."
Cardi agreed and added her own sentiment.
"I feel like Black people, we’re not asking for sympathy, we’re not asking for charity—we are just asking for equality. We are asking for fairness, and we are asking for justice. That is all. I feel like everything people are asking for is getting interpreted in a very different way. No, it’s simple: We just want justice. We want to feel like Americans," she said.
Watch the full interview below!