Cardi B sat down with Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders for an interview about politics. Now the full discussion has been released via Sanders’ campaign, with the rapper pressing Sanders on issues like minimum wage, police brutality, immigration and racism.
The rapper and Sanders sit down in the TEN Nailbar in Detroit and Cardi gets right to the point. She kicks the conversation off by asking, “Don’t you ever feel, like, scared that these people that run drug companies and schools, you know it’s all a business, and it’s like, are you scared that you will get so many powerful people upset?” Sanders laughs and replies, “Cardi, that’s what I’ve been doing my whole life.”
The rapper reveals that she asked her followers on social media to weigh in on the sorts of questions they’d like her to ask a Democratic candidate. She talks about how she has been inspired to get involved with politics after seeing so much police brutality against black men and minorities. “We have this bully as a president,” she notes. “And the only way to take him out is somebody winning.”
“Obviously we need to end all forms of racism in this country,” Sanders replies. “From Donald Trump down to the local police department. We have something like one out of four young black men in this country end up in the criminal justice system… That is disgusting and beyond belief. So the first thing we do is we make sure that young people in this country, Black, Latino, Native American, whoever they may be, get the kind of education and job training they need so they can go out and get good jobs. We have to invest in jobs and education.”