Rapper Cardi B took to popular social media site Instagram on Wednesday to encourage her followers to get involved in the 2020 presidential election, reported Complex. Alongside the video, in which she talks about wanting to see a change in the country, she writes a message asking her fans to post questions that they would like answered by the Democratic candidates.
The “Bodak Yellow” artist begins her video by telling her 46.7 million followers to think about what they would ask one of the Democratic candidates running for the 2020 election if they had the chance. She continues to specify that she wants her followers to think about what they would like to see change in their community and in the United States in general.
Giving her fans an example, the mom of one reveals that she would like to ask one of the Democratic candidates about what is going to be done about police brutality.
“It seems like it keeps happening every single day and they are getting away with it and nobody’s talking about it and it seems that nobody gives a f**k, you know what I’m saying?”
Before telling her followers to post their questions in the comments section, Cardi adds that she personally would like to see a change in how the country is run, suggesting that the current administration is not invested in improving on the status-quo.
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THIS MIGHT BE YOUR CHANCE TO GET YOUR QUESTION ANSWERED!! I would like to ask my favorite democratic candidate about police brutality.What would you like to ask ? what change would you like to see in your community and in the USA ????????? 2020 is getting very close let’s get familiar with who is running and how they can change the country ! Put your questions down below and your questions may be answered very soon????????
The singer finishes by saying that the only requirement for the questions is that they be “realistic” in nature.
The video — which has earned almost 10 million likes since being posted, at the time of writing — was filled with comments from the 26-year-old’s followers, who took her exercise seriously, and expressed that they wanted a chance to be heard. Alongside the many questions posted in the comments section, several of the “I Like It” rapper’s fans jokingly asked if she would consider running for president.
The issues brought up by Cardi’s followers included protection for trans people, protection from inhumane treatment to incarcerated individuals, criminal justice reform, school curriculum reforms, student loan debt and climate change.
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One Instagram user replied, “My question is why are they always telling lies just to get the black vote and then do nothing for the black ppl and businesses they promised,” while another asked, “What are we going to do about hungry kids?”
Many of Cardi’s followers praised her for getting involved in the debate and in political issues, and for encouraging younger people to get involved as well.