Yes, Cardi B Went from Shaking That Ass to Speaking on Politics in the Same Day

Cardi B performs at Z100's Jingle Ball 2018 on December 7, 2018 in New York City.
Cardi B performs at Z100's Jingle Ball 2018 on December 7, 2018 in New York City.
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Cardi B makes multifaceted moves.

The lovable rapper took to Instagram to discuss politics on Wednesday, January 16 after her feature in the City Girls’ music video for their single, “Twerk” dropped.


Speaking of—that video? The answer is “yes.”

That same day, Cardi also decided to post a rant about something all of us want to bang our heads on the desk in frustration over: the government shutdown. OrI’m sorrypartial government shutdown. I guess we’re grasping at straws here, since that’s all we have at this point.

President Sniff-a-Lot Hamberder has fully ensconced himself into breaking the most embarrassing records during his tenure, surpassing the longest-ever government shutdown in American history on January 12, beating out the previously held 21-day record set in 1995.

And not unlike the Energizer Bunny, it keeps going and going. Thus, Cardi had some shit to say. Naturally, Instagram was her platform of choice.


She. Went. Off. Yes, sis, get it off your chest.


Plus, I love how a transcript was provided for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community. Equipped with phonetic spellings. I stan a progressive collective of Cardi stans.


Let’s break down the lit levels to this video, shall we?

Cardi Has A Knack For Political Accessibility

Not everyone wakes up and shits C-SPAN. Everyone ain’t able. Some folks may not have the range, but are interested in (and have the right to know) what’s going on. Word to Marvin Gaye. Cardi is that gatekeeper for folks who may not understand how severe this elongated government shutdown is and needs someone who can bypass the intimidating jargon and relay the very important message.


Shit, if Trump can exist for the covfefe community, Cardi can talk politics.

She Had A Rebuttal Ready For That Ass

For those “But Obama...” naysayers, Cardi already has something for you.

It was for healthcare, not for a bigoted border wall, so there’s a key difference here.


“[It was] so your grandma could check her blood pressure and you bitches can go check out pussy in the gynecologists with no mother fucking problem,” Cardi explained. Exactly, Belcalis. Exactly.

She Knows When To Stay In Her Lane

“This shit is crazy,” she exclaimed. “Our country is in a hellhole right now, all for a fucking wall. And we really need to take this serious. I feel we need to take some action. I don’t know what type of action bitch, because this not what I do.”


LOOK. Knowing when to say “I don’t know” is a priceless attribute, especially since most social media debates are between two eggheads who think they know everything, attempting to outsmart each other into oblivion. This realness is why we love Cardi. She knows we need a resolution (shoutout to Aaliyah), but may not know exactly what that resolution is. As a damn citizen, she can demand said resolution, though. So, whoop, there it is.

The Mic Drop

When she hit us with the “ANYWAYS TWERK VIDEO OUT NOW,” she made sure we reset our priorities. Since this country is indeed a “hellhole,” we might as well obtain joy wherever we can. And what better way than a bunch of the baddest bitches twerking on a yacht?


Plus, she’s a business, man, so it makes sense to plug her new project on an obviously viral video.

By the way, after we calmed down from talking about Cardi all damn day, the “Money” artist dropped the most winning humble brag of all time.


Cardi forever.

Staff Writer, Entertainment at The Root. Sugar, spice & everything rice. Equipped with the uncanny ability to make a Disney reference and a double entendre in the same sentence.



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