Cardi b revealed her interest in politics following tweets about becoming a politician on January 12 2020.
The tweet read:
“I think I want to be a politician. I really love government even though I don’t agree with government.”
The queen of rap stirred up reactions from twitter users when she made the tweet. If she stays true to her words, she becomes one of many celebrities to go into politics. Here is what we should expect.
1. She may join the Democratic Party.
As far back as 2016, she declared her support for democratic presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders.
In a video posted on social media, the rapper expressed her worries at the possibility of a Trump’s presidency and ask people to “vote daddy Bernie…”
Again she reiterated this during the TV show, The Breakfast Club saying “like for example he wants to stop racism.”
She has constantly criticised Donald Trump but appeared in a Sanders campaign video.
Seems the love does not extend to Hillary Clinton though as she once called her fake. Anyway, if she does not contest as an independent candidate, she will likely join the Democratic Party in her quest to become a politician.
2. She will run for congress.
Cardi b cannot possibly run for president or can she? Well, every American citizen is qualified to run for office of the president of the USA, provided the person meets the criteria as stipulated in article 2 of the US Constitution.
However, she specifically stated in her tweet that she wanted to be in congress. The tweet read
” I do feel like if I go back to school and focus up, I can be part of Congress…”
Whether she eventually gets the chance to become New York’s congresswoman depends on the next point.
3. A conviction in her felony charges may hunt her aspiration.
While the Constitution does not prevent a person who has been convicted from seeking to be in congress, opposition parties have been known to try to score political points with such things.
She was charged with felony charges of attempted assault following an incident in a New York strip club in August 2018. She pleaded not guilty.
Hopefully, she gets discharged of all charges to prevent a political witch-hunt.
4. She will be vocal on matters of social security, prison reforms and the MTA system.
In the past, she has publicly condemned many of Trump’s decisions.
She spoke about a better social security system, questioned how her tax money was being spent, talked about prison reforms and New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) system
As a congresswoman, she can help propose amendments to bills, explain problems and proffer solutions to them.
She may not be able to dictate to federal agencies but she will definitely seek for changes.
5. Change her dress style.
From transparent clothing to ripped jeans, Cardi b is well known for her unique dress sense which compliments her sex appeal.
So what does this have to do with anything if she becomes a politician?.
Ever since 1917 when the first female, Jeannette Rankin became a member of Congress, women have been judged on their clothes.
This means she has to “dress to impress”, especially in this field where stereotype still exist.
Females in politics have very few options when it comes to clothing.
Congresswomen often appear on female suits, sometimes brightly colored ones to retain their gender yearnings, or “boring gowns.”
Someone may have to do a complete wardrobe overhaul if she takes the path of politics.