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Cardi B and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) just collabed in the name of politics, her young fans, and their burning questions for the Democratic presidential hopeful.
According to CNN, the two sat down for an interview at a TEN Nail Bar–a black-owned Detroit nail salon–where Sanders spoke on a myriad of issues facing Americans including student loan debt, the climate crisis, and minimum wage.
The video is part of both of their ongoing efforts to get more young people engaged in politics.
“We (are) working on a way to involve more young people in the political process,” Sanders told CNN on arrival to the shoot. “The future of America depends on young people. They are voting in large numbers, but not large enough numbers.”
Cardi has long held an interest in politics–she probably knows more about politics than the average person–and has been trying to get her young fans politically engaged. In July, the 26-year-old rapper urged her fans to send in any questions they may have for their favorite Democratic presidential candidates via her Instagram.
“What type of questions would you like to ask a Democratic candidate? Ask those questions down in my comments, and we are going to try to get them questions answered,” Cardi said at the time.
In an Instagram post, thanking the Sanders for joining her in the interview, Cardi explained that she actually got to ask him some of those questions.
“A couple of weeks ago I asked my followers if you had the opportunity to have a question answered by a democratic candidate what would it be? I got a lot of submissions and selected the most popular questions to get answered,” she wrote.
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Not me, US. Thank you Senator Bernie Sanders for sitting with me and sharing your plans on how you will change this country. A couple of weeks ago I asked my followers if you had the opportunity to have a question answered by a democratic candidate what would it be ? I got a lot of submission and selected the most popular questions to get answered. Stay tuned to see how he will fight for economic, racial, and social justice for all. Together, let’s build a movement of young people to transform this country.LETS LEARN OUR CANDIDATES!
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On July 16, Cardi tweeted that she was sad America let Sanders down during the 2016 election, who she threw her support behind at the time. She is also endorsing Sanders for the 2020 election, she told Teen Vogue in April.
“This man been fighting for equal rights, HUMAN rights for such a long time,” she wrote on Twitter. “Seeing this country become a better place been really his passion for a long time not a new front for a campaign.”
I been reading about Bernie Sanders and I’m really sad how we let him down in 2016 This man been fighting for equal rights,HUMAN rights for such along time.Seeing this country become a better place been really his passion for a long time not a new front for a campaign.— iamcardib (@iamcardib) July 16, 2019
Sanders also has only positive things to say about the rapper.
“She is really smart. And she is deeply concerned about what’s happening in this country,” Sanders said during a recent Jimmy Kimmel Live! appearance. “She wants to make sure we improve life for working people in this country, and I’m delighted that she is a supporter.”
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Tiffanie Drayton is a geek culture and lifestyle reporter whose work covers everything from gender and race to anime and Xbox. Her work has appeared in Complex, Salon, Marie Claire, Playboy, and elsewhere.