by G. Brown
If our current reality were a TV show, it would easily be “The Twilight Zone” or “Stranger Things”– a science-fiction horror story bordering on the supernatural and alternate dimension where everything we thought we knew is turned upside down.
A former reality TV show guy is President of one of the strongest nations in the world? So, if that can happen…Cardi B. has a shot.
And according to published reports, Cardi B. (real name Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar) may be eyeing the world of politics as a future money move. Online entertainment site TheJasmineBrand reports on Sunday the rapper tweeted about her possible political dreams saying, “ I think I want to be a politician. I really love government even tho I don’t agree with Government.” Cardi continued kicking around the idea posting…
Like I was watching War https://t.co/r4gwhTQkHy matter how many weapons a country have you need people ! How are you trying to go against a country and possibly start a war when this country lacks patriotism? I barely see people claiming they LOVE being American.
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) January 12, 2020
A portion of the populace definitely “Loves” Cardi. She’s got almost 9 million followers on Twitter…and according to CNET.com she had 40 million IG followers at one point. So she is a familiar name.
Her net worth is said to be around 22 million dollars.
But is that enough to make her a politician? What Cardi lacks in experience she makes up for with enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. The “Bodak Yellow” rapper says, ” I do feel like if I go back to school and focus up I can part of Congress. I deadass have soo much ideas that make sense. I just need a couple of years of school and I can shake the table.”
Some fans don’t think Cardi for Congress isn’t the absolute craziest thing they’ve ever heard…
We got you. pic.twitter.com/jkZlUbEayQ
— People for Bernie (@People4Bernie) January 13, 2020
You can do it sooner than you think. You do not have to be a genius to run for Congress—it’s not Jefferson and Lincoln down there. Go for it Cardi!
— Senator Megan Hunt (@NebraskaMegan) January 13, 2020
But there were equally as man fans who thought the last person qualified to be in any kind of political arena is a former stripper turned rapper.
“I deadass have soo much ideas” its so many first of all. no way in hell you can be a politician. just looking at your tweets the ideas you have will make no sense
— adam (@thedudeadam101) January 13, 2020
I hear Nigeria is looking for some politicians who can drug constituents for money pretending to be a hooker
— Tony Bruno (@TonyBrunoShow) January 13, 2020
Cardi does seem to have a couple of other character strengths in her favor. She legit seems to care about the plight of people. And she will truly tell you how she feels—no filibustering or filter there.
A rapper/celebrity turned politician would have seemed crazy a few years ago, but 2016 changed all that. A former reality show actor was elected to the highest office in the land and look at how great that turned out? We’re teetering on the brink of WWIII, immersed in an impeachment trial and losing global respect at an alarming rate? How much more damage could Cardi B. do?