Yes, this is real.
After Cardi B went viral for her rant about the government shutdown, some Democrats were apparently looking to her for political leadership. The Bronx rapper has actually been asked to speak at a Democratic event in Polk County, Iowa.
Polk County Democrats tweeted, “As the center of the IA Caucuses, we have been honored to host
@TeamPelosi, @CecileRichards, @KamalaHarris, @SenGillibrand, @PramilaJayapal, @Grace4NY, and many powerful women leaders.”
The tweet continued, “It only makes sense to invite
@iamcardib to a reception of her choice while she’s here in May.”
Cardi responded with, “Should I?”
Polk County’s Democratic organization “is the biggest in Iowa, a state that is traditionally an early stop for White House hopefuls,” NBC News reported.
The Iowa Democrats might want to be careful before jumping on the Cardi B bandwagon. At the end of December, she was being slammed for reportedly agreeing to perform at the Super Bowl, which earned her tons of backlash considering she said in the past she was supportive of Colin Kaepernick.
According to Page Six, the rapper was in negations but she was asking for a fee up to $1 million. Performers are paid for the Super Bowl but they do receive a “gift in kind.” Allegedly, she also wanted a solo spot in the show. A close source told the outlet, “Cardi B is standing tough and holding out. She doesn’t want to do it unless they roll out the red carpet for her.”
However, Cardi’s team responded to Page Six, saying, “The rumor circulating that she wants a million dollars and she wants her own set is false. There was never a firm offer to begin with for a performance. There [were] talks about it, but she was not particularly interested in participating because of how she feels about Colin Kaepernick and the whole movement.” The statement continued, “But again, there was never a solid offer for her to say yes or no to regarding the Super Bowl. She is already confirmed to do a set with Bruno Mars that weekend.”
That said, Cardi B and Meek Mill will be performing at a Super Bowl party in Atlanta the night before the game. Reportedly, she will also be featured in a Super Bowl ad.
Iowa Democrats don’t need Cardi, they need to focus on beating Trump.