Every interviewer in the liberal media likes to think they’ve found the new face of the #resistance.
When Hattie Collins interviewed rapper Cardi B for Vice’s i-D, she tried to paint the rising star as a “potent figure of protest.” And with statements like this, maybe she can be: “If you’re a little scrawny man raised in a trailer in Alabama somewhere, of course you’re scared right now. That’s why they own guns! They’re scared of the intelligence of the minority. They scared of that shit.”
She sounds nice.
“Her very existence is a fuck you to white male power,” explained Collins. The story of a former stripper with ties to gangs who rose to power via a reality TV show on VH1 and now dances with Bruno Mars at the Grammys apparently is really telling those angry white people a thing or two. Newsweek got excited and reported, “Cardi B Thinks Black Excellence Scares Trump’s America.”
“I don’t give a fuck if the fashion comes from a runway or if a Caucasian woman is walking it, once a coloured person wears something, that’s when everybody wants to wear it.” she said. “We always influence. When you see the Olympics, who always wins? Coloured folks. We win everything. We are a big influence and people want to take that shit away.”
Collins felt the need to explain a few things in the piece, saying: “Cardi’s politics are confrontational and confronting. It’s not politically correct. It makes you uncomfortable, because Cardi’s politics emanate from a place of rage, injustice, poverty, and real, true lived experience. It’s not always pretty, but it’s hers; her feminism, her activism.”
And that’s presumably what gives her the authority to assert: “People like Donald Trump, they’re always going to make us feel like we’re less. But it’s okay, because a bitch like me knows the truth. It don’t matter if the government and the Republicans try to make us feel like we’re not, cos we is. I know the truth.”