Every interviewer in the liberal media likes to assume they’ve discovered the new face of the #resistance.
When Hattie Collins interviewed rapper Cardi B for Vice’s i-D, she tried to color the rising star as a “potent figure of protest.” And with statements like this, possibly she may be: “If you’re slightly scrawny man raised in a trailer in Alabama someplace, of course you’re scared proper now. That’s why they personal weapons! They’re scared of the intelligence of the minority. They scared of that shit.”
She sounds good.
“Her very existence is a fuck you to white male power,” defined Collins. The story of a former stripper with ties to gangs who rose to energy by way of a actuality TV present on VH1 and now dances with Bruno Mars at the Grammys apparently is admittedly telling these offended white folks a factor or two. Newsweek acquired 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 stated. “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 want to elucidate a number of issues 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 provides her the authority to claim: “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.”