Cardi B Declares Intention to Run for Political Office
Last year Cardi B, who was born Belcalis Almanzar to a Dominican father and Trinidadian mother, went off on Donald Trump and the US government shutdown that furloughed federal employees amid a standoff between the US president and Democrats in Congress.
According to her, “Our country is in a hellhole right now,” she said at the time. “I feel like we need to take some action.”
“I think I want to be a politician. I really love government even tho I don’t agree with Government,” the brash artist from New York’s Bronx borough tweeted over the weekend.
“I do feel like if I go back to school and focus up I can be part of Congress. I deadass have sooo much ideas that make sense. I just need a couple of years of school and I can shake the table,” the rapper known for hits like “Bodak Yellow,” “Money” and “I Like It” said.
At 27 years old, she meets the threshold to run for the House of Representatives, which is 25. She would have to wait until her 30th birthday to launch a Senate bid, and her 35th for the presidency.