UPDATED: 9:33 A.M. ET, Jan 22, 2021 —
Much like a lot of other folks within the music industry, Cardi B was a vocal opponent of Donald Trump the entire time he was in office. She’s also been active in spreading political information to her fans, which includes interviewing Bernie Sanders and encouraging people to vote.
Because of her involvement in and love of politics, some fans were wondering why Belcalis wasn’t selected to be one of the performers at Capitol Hill for Wednesday’s inauguration. Even though the answer to that is pretty obvious, Cardi took the opportunity to joke with fans about the reason she missed the important occasion.
The rapper took to Twitter on Thursday morning to say that she couldn’t perform her collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion because had a prior obligation.
“Ugh I was supposed to perform wap at the inauguration today but I had a dentist appointment ….maybe next time,” she tweeted.
Unsurprisingly, one person decided to respond to this by making another Bernie meme, inserting him into the “WAP” music video. Because no matter how many things we insert Senator Sanders into, it’s still hilarious.
Still, even though Cardi didn’t appear at the inauguration, her music was represented. During the Virtual Parade Across America, Ozuna performed “Taki Taki,” his collaboration with Cardi, DJ Snake, and Selena Gomez.
Back in December of last year, Cardi was awarded Billboard’s “Woman of the Year” award. During her speech, the outspoken rapper said she was “so grateful” about the success of WAP.
“So I’m just grateful and thankful that the song that I actually did put out this year, which was ‘WAP,’ featuring Megan Thee Stallion, not only was it an amazing song that broke so many records, but it was a conversation that I never thought was going to be so big,” the 28-year-old artist explained.
“It pissed off a whole bunch of Republicans for no reason. It was just weird,” she added.
In other Belcalis news, the rapper’s hilariously funny Facebook series “Cardi Tries” has released a new episode this week, but this one features a more emotional story. The “Bodak Yellow” star steps out of her comfort zone to learn how to create a wig in which she ultimately gifts to a fan battling cancer.
You can watch the latest episode HERE.