A-list rapper Cardi B is aligning herself more closely with Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vt.) presidential candidacy. The pair shot a campaign video in Detroit on Monday, less than two weeks after Cardi tweeted some exceptionally kind words about the senator.
Sanders told CNN the video, which they filmed in a local nail salon, was part of an effort to “involve more young people in the political process.” He added, “The future of America depends on young people. They are voting in large numbers, but not large enough numbers.”
Cardi posted a picture of their on-camera conversation to Instagram, thanking Sanders “for sitting with me and sharing your plans on how you will change this country.”
“Stay tuned to see how he will fight for economic, racial, and social justice for all,” Cardi wrote. “Together, let’s build a movement of young people to transform this country.LETS LEARN OUR CANDIDATES!”
While it’s not exactly an endorsement, Sanders revealed to Jimmy Kimmel last week that he’s had phone conversations with Cardi B on “several occasions,” and described her as a “supporter.”
“She is really smart. And she is deeply concerned about what’s happening in this country,” said Sanders.
In mid-July, Cardi tweeted that she had “been reading about” Sanders, and was “sad” that “we let him down” in 2016.
I been reading about Bernie Sanders and I’m really sad how we let him down in 2016 This man been fighting for equal rights,HUMAN rights for such along time.Seeing this country become a better place been really his passion for a long time not a new front for a campaign.
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) July 16, 2019
Cardi memorably offered some very random praise of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in spring 2018, capturing the Vermont senator’s attention. Amusingly, several weeks earlier, the rapper went on a vaguely conservative rant, complaining about paying high taxes while seeing little evidence the government is using her money wisely.
Fast-forward to today and she’s promoting Sanders’ plan to fight for “economic justice.” Without jumping to any conclusions, I think it’s safe to say the senator’s proposal won’t involve lowering taxes for Cardi B.