Cardi B and Senator Bernie Sanders sat down at a Detroit nail bar on Monday for a campaign video aimed at engaging young voters. Cardi has become known for flexing her influence on political issues, calling out President Trump for inaction after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico and imploring her followers to “Vote for Daddy Bernie, bitch” during the 2016 presidential primaries.
Cardi and Sanders discussed student debt, climate change, and wage inequality. Sanders told CNN, “We (are) working on a way to involve more young people in the political process,” and that “the future of America depends on young people. They are voting in large numbers, but not large enough numbers.”
The rapper thanked the senator in an Instagram post that showed the two in conversation at the salon. According to Cardi, she discussed issues submitted to her recently by followers. The meeting came after Cardi tweeted earlier this month about her disappointment that Sanders had failed to secure the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016.
Expect the campaign video to appear as the 2020 presidential race heats up.