Cardi B has long been vocal about politics and specifically her disdain for Donald Trump and today she got up at 5 a.m. to cast her vote. The 28-year-old rapper has been a vocal supporter of Sen. Bernie Sanders and after he dropped out of the race they hosted an Instagram Live discussing the importance of supporting Democratic nominee Joe Biden. She’s prone to using her social media platforms to share her political views and in 2019 when viral after blasting Trump for the government shutdown. Her support for progressive politicians extends to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez whom she’s already endorsed for president if she were to run in 2024. After voting she posted a video on Instagram encouraging others “I voted,” she said. “It was easy peasy. Go vote. After you voted, you feel like you did something.”
The day before she posted a video telling followers she was tired of “getting upset every single time” she saw Trump. “I’m tired of this bullsh*t,” she said. “I’m tired of getting upset every single time that I see that man talk. It’s like, ‘Are you fucking serious?'” She also took the opportunity to remind her followers their vote counts saying, “Your little one vote can make a change. You can make a change, I can make a change. You don’t gotta be special, you don’t gotta be rich, you don’t gotta be famous, you don’t gotta be beautiful — you just gotta be you with your one vote. So, let’s all go vote.”
Being one of the most vocal celebrities of this election she’s had to deal with a lot of hate and disregard because she’s famous which she’s addressed on social media. A week ago she called fans out on Instagram for showing more support for a post her husband Offset shared about free Lyft rides to the polls versus when he posted about participating in an IG Live about voting.
“I spoke too many times about voting and ya call me ‘dumb’ or ‘shut up and stay out politics’ When we go on live and talk about society you will see the views go down real fast.I don’t understand why people be fronting like ya be interested in something and want too see “more celebrities “ invested on social issues but what YAAA MAKE TREND is drama and what buying what and who is getting what ? So who is at fault the celebs or the public ?”
She’s obviously not letting the hate deter her from being politically engaged and made sure to encourage her followers to vote even if they encounter long lines at the polls.
“If you do get caught up in them lines, don’t get discouraged,” she said in yesterday’s Instagram post. “Make sure you bring snacks, your phone is fully charged, go with a friend to keep you entertained.”