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Cardi B: ‘I think I want to be a politician’

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Rapper Cardi B said on Twitter that she is considering entering the political arena.

“I think I want to be a politician. I really love government even tho I don’t agree with Goverment,” the rapper, born Belcalis Almánzar, wrote in the first of a series of tweets about the idea on Sunday. 

“Like I was watching war documentaries. No matter how many weapons a country have you need people!” the “Bodak Yellow” rapper continued in a follow-up tweet. “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.”

Her comments on war arrive as tensions between the U.S. and Iran continue to boil after President Trump ordered a drone strike that killed a top Iranian general earlier this month, and Tehran retaliated with missile strikes on a base in Iraq housing U.S. troops. Trump has said the operation was an effort to “stop” a war, saying there is evidence the general, Qassem Soleimani, was targeting four embassies.

In another tweet on Sunday, Cardi B said that she will readdress the matter, possibly with a video explaining her intentions, on another day.

“I will have to explain a lot so I will have to do a video or a live talking about it …So Imma come back to my last two tweets another day. Imma talk about it another day,” she added.

This is not the first time Cardi B, a vocal Trump critic who endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in the presidential race last year, has spoken publicly about running for office.

Last May, the rapper said she wouldn’t consider mounting a campaign for office when asked about the idea in an interview with “Entertainment Tonight.” At the time, she said she answered no because she feels “like that’s a big responsibility.” 

“Sometimes like I feel like if I want to quit my job today, I could quit it. I’d be like, ‘Oh I don’t care, that’s it. I’m setting up for me and my daughter,’ ” she said then. 

“But it’s like when you’re like a political person, you cannot let millions of people down that voted for you, that rooted for you to make their lives better. So that’s just not my thing,” the Bronx rapper also said.

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