Cardi B Is Done With All Politicians: ‘Damn, Y’all Not Caring About Nobody’

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Cardi B - Credit: Adrienne Raquel for Rolling Stone
Cardi B - Credit: Adrienne Raquel for Rolling Stone

After providing vocal support for Bernie Sanders and then Joe Biden during the 2020 presidential primaries and election, Cardi B has no interest in getting involved in 2024. In her new Rolling Stone cover story, the rapper, political junkie, and occasional pundit discussed her disillusionment with all sides of the American political system, saying of Biden and Donald Trump: “I don’t fuck with both of y’all niggas.”

While Cardi said she saw Trump’s presidency as a major threat, she’s felt “layers and layers of disappointment” during the Biden administration. Citing domestic issues — the high cost of living combined with low, stagnant wages — and international strife, she pointedly said, “I feel like people got betrayed.”

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Last fall, Cardi revoked her support for Biden after the president promised to provide funding for Ukraine in its war against Russia, and Israel for its war in Gaza, seeing a sharp contradiction with massive domestic spending cuts, like in her hometown of New York. She echoed this sentiment again with Rolling Stone and also revealed her concern that artists of color can be “blackballed” for discussing the war in Gaza.

“[America] don’t pay for endless wars for countries that have been going through shit for a very long time,” she said. “There’s countries [where] kids are getting killed every single day, but because the [U.S.] won’t benefit from that country, they won’t help. I don’t like that America has this superhero cape on. We never did things to be superheroes. We did things for our own convenience.”

What ultimately seems to frustrate Cardi most is the fact that she believes all the money being spent could so easily be used to solve problems elsewhere. “It’s just like, damn, y’all not caring about nobody,” she said. “Then, it really gets me upset that there is solutions to it. There is a solution. I know there’s a solution because you’re spending billions of dollars on any fucking thing.”

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