Musician Cardi B Explains Why She Doesn’t Like Talking About Politics

Despite her past outspokenness, the Bronx-born rapper told Jimmy Kimmel she can't trust the government enough to share her opinions

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Musician Cardi B doesn’t want to be as open about her politics as other modern celebrities tend to be these days.

Her reasoning for that? She doesn’t trust the government.

“I’ve always been interested in politics, but now I gotta, like, be careful what I say, you know?” the Bronx-born artist told late-night host Jimmy Kimmel on Wednesday night.

“If I make certain points, I be feeling like the government’s gonna say, like, ‘This girl be up to something, we might have to get rid of her.’”

Even though she’s not a fan of being pushy with her politics right now, Cardi B has expressed plenty of opinions in the past; she also encouraged her fans to vote at last month’s Global Citizen Festival in New York City last month.

In a Rolling Stone interview this summer, she said she was surprised that President Donald Trump hadn’t been impeached already.

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“He has made divisions in this country — he almost made a crazy civil war between the blacks and the whites,” she said.

She continued, “He has proven himself to be a madman so many times, and proven himself to be disrespectful to women, and that still hasn’t gotten him impeached.”

She has also criticized the president for opposing gun control and called him “disgusting” on her Twitter account.

In addition to all that, Cardi B is not a fan of taxes.

In a viral video posted to her Instagram account earlier this year, the rapper railed against the government and questioned where her taxes went.

“I want to know what you’re doing with my f***ing tax money, you know what I’m saying?” she said. “When you donate, like, to a kid from a foreign country, they give you updates about what they’re doing with your donation.”

She criticized the high tax rates in America and questioned the results the government was producing with the money from taxpayers.

“I want to know what you’re doing with my f***ing tax money because I’m from New York where the streets are always dirty. It’s been voted the dirtiest city in America.” she said. “What is y’all doing?”

Despite her past statements, Cardi B seemed to be turning over a new leaf in her interview with Kimmel.

When asked about a potential platform if she were to run for mayor of New York City, Cardi B jokingly replied, “There’s so many things I want to do like, rats. Raccoons,” Cardi B said. “Want to get rid of them … They’re everywhere. And you know what? Something about the rats, they scared of you. But the raccoons, they not scared of you. They just look at you like, ‘Why you in my backyard, my garbage?’”

Earlier this month, Cardi B turned herself into authorities and was charged with assault for her connection to a brawl at a New York strip club.

Cardi B is one of rap’s most successful musicians, and she is best-known for hits songs such as “I Like It” and “Girls Like You.”

Check out part of Cardi B’s appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” below:

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