During her performance at the 2018 Global Citizen Festival, Cardi B gave a message in between her music. For her first U.S performance since giving birth, the 25-year-old switched gears and urged her millennial counterparts to hit the polls and vote.
“We need to vote,” she told the crowd. “Especially us, the millennials: under 25 and over 18. We need to vote. Last election we took it as a joke. Even me, I am not even gonna front. I thought, ‘Man, that person ain’t gonna win,’ and look at where we’re at now. We need to vote so we can change our community. We need someone that’s gonna represent us, that’s gonna protect us. Not someone that’s gonna put us in beef with everybody else!”
Her passionate speech gave way to a video message from the former FLOTUS Michelle Obama, who echoed Cardi’s sentiments.
Many may not know but the “Taki Taki” rapper loves political science, government and history. She has been vocal about her stance on gun control, taxes,
“I’m always watching the news,” the Bronx native told Elle. “I’m always looking at it on my phone. I hate when you talk about something that’s going on in the community, people think, because you’re famous, you doing it for clout. But you concerned about it because you are a citizen of America; you are a citizen of the world.”
She also has not held her tongue on her feelings about our current President, Donald Trump, who she feels focuses on the wrong things at crucial times.
“Why is our president so concerned about what football players is doing when the goddamn world is going in shambles?” Cardi told Billboard last year. “You got this man from North Korea that’s talking about he’s declaring war — which, I don’t know, declaring war on who? Don’t declare war on us. We don’t want that beef.”
Take a look at what Cardi B had to say below.