Rap superstar Cardi B is floating the notion of a political career, saying she could “shake the table” as a member of the US Congress.
“I think I want to be a politician. I really love government even tho I don’t agree with government,” the brash artist from New York’s Bronx borough tweeted over the weekend.
“I do feel like if I go back to school and focus up I can be part of Congress. I deadass have sooo much ideas that make sense. I just need a couple of years of school and I can shake the table,” the rapper known for hits like “Bodak Yellow,” “Money” and “I Like It” said.
The stripper-turned-rap superstar has gotten political in the past, famously encouraging her fans in an expletive-laden clip to “vote for Daddy Bernie” in 2016, warning that foreign women “gonna get deported if Trump is president.”
Last year Cardi B, who was born Belcalis Almanzar to a Dominican father and Trinidadian mother, went off on Donald Trump and the US government shutdown that furloughed federal employees amid a standoff between the US president and Democrats in Congress.
“Our country is in a hellhole right now,” she said at the time. “I feel like we need to take some action.”
Top-seller Lewis Capaldi, breakthrough rapper Dave head Brits shortlist
Scottish indie singer Lewis Capaldi and rapper will go head to head in this year’s Brits Awards, with both shortlisted for the same four prestigious awards.
The pair have been nominated in the male solo artist, song of the year, new artist of the year and album categories, organizers announced late Saturday.
London rapper Dave, 21, broke through last year with his album Psychodrama, which topped Britain’s album chart, while Glaswegian Capaldi is up for Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent, the country’s best-selling album of 2019.
The singer also received a Grammy nomination for his single “Someone You Loved”, which topped the US chart.
Grime rapper Stormzy, who headlined Glastonbury Festival in 2019, is shortlisted in three categories, as is singer Mabel, daughter of Swedish star Neneh Cherry.
The best international male award pits Bruce Springsteen against Nigerian singer Burna Boy.
The winners will be announced during the annual awards show at London’s O2 Arena on Feb. 18.
Rockers The 1975 stole last year’s show, with US singer Pink also honored.
The awards have recognized the cream of British pop music since they were first held in 1977, and have often been peppered with scandal and farce.
Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker stormed the stage in protest while Michael Jackson performed surrounded by children in 1996. In 1998, Chumbawamba vocalist Danbert Nobacondumped a bucket of iced water over then deputy prime minister John Prescott. And Madonna suffered whiplash injuries at the 2015 edition when she fell off the stage wearing a giant cape and surrounded by dancers wearing bondage-style costumes and horns on their heads.
The British music industry contributed £4.5 billion ($5.8 billion, 5.1 billion euros) to the UK economy in 2015, and British artists accounted for one of every eight albums purchased worldwide.
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