Cardi B has hit out at right-wing critics, after she was accused of turning into a political pawn for supporting Joe Biden earlier than he triumphed in final week’s U.S. presidential election.
The singer held a Zoom chat with the now-President elect in August, pledging her help whereas the pair mentioned points such as police brutality and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Whereas the chat noticed her going through backlash from the likes of Candace Owens and Ben Shapiro, the rapper has stated she is happy with the well-known faces who used their “platform” to assist Biden safe victory.
Hitting out at claims that she was a political pawn, Cardi wrote on Instagram: “Couple of weeks in the past I used to be getting chewed up by Trump supporters over this interview particularly by miss Candace [Owens] who has been degrading my identify for two years straight.
“I used to be so nervous for this interview particularly as a result of it was on zoom and never in individual however it was essential for my followers to get to know our operating candidate and future president.
“Republicans like Candace, [Ben] Shapiro, Fox information made enjoyable of me, discuss a lot shit about me and my tune WAP. They stated Biden use me as a pawn then weeks later we seen an inventory of rappers and artists that Trump was making an attempt to achieve out to and to pay for help an inventory that included my identify.
“I by no means received payed a greenback from Biden I simply wished to get to know him and open my followers as much as the significance of voting. Im so happy with all these celebs who makes use of their platform and for the individuals who went out and voted WE DID IT!”
She added: “Don’t let no person down play you for what you doing that’s how they struggle to remove your energy .YOUR POWER IS YOUR VOICE!Congrats Biden! Your loved ones right here, and in Heaven are very happy with you! Additionally congratulations to Kamala you made historical past!”
The newest feedback come after Cardi controversially claimed that God made Joe Biden president as a result of Trump supporters have been “uncontrolled”.
“ why God put Joe Biden in place?”, she requested in an Instagram video. “Cos you Trump supporters have been getting out of line.”
She continued to speak concerning the therapy she has obtained in current weeks from Trump’s supporters, starting after she shared her conversation with Senator Bernie Sanders.
“These Trump supporters with a blue examine on Twitter, y’all been coming at me each week for consideration,” she stated. “Y’all tried to scare my sister off the seaside, y’all broke a pole on my husband’s automobile.
Biden was named the 46th President of the United States on Saturday (November 7) following the election on Tuesday (3). He might be inaugurated into the White Home, alongside Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, on January 20, 2021.