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Senators Were Hilariously Torn About Sharing Cardi B’s Expletive-Laden Video Denouncing The Government Shutdown

Cardi B has never been one to stay silent on political matters. The Bronx rapper was vocal about her support for Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential elections and has weighed in on the issue of gun control. Now Belcalis Almánzar is speaking out about the government shutdown, the longest in the country’s history.

“I just want to remind y’all because it’s been a little over three weeks …Trump is now ordering federal government workers to go back to work without getting paid. Now I don’t want to hear y’all motherfuckers talking about, ‘Oh, but Obama shut down the government for 17 days.’ Yeah, bitch, for healthcare so your grandma could check her blood pressure and you bitches can go check your pussy at the gynecologist with no motherfucking problem,” she said. “Now, I know a lot of y’all don’t care because y’all don’t work for the government or y’all probably have a job. This shit is really fucking serious, bro, this shit is crazy.”

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In her video rant, which she posted Wednesday on Instagram, the “Money” rapper is referring to the 46,000 IRS employees who will have to report to work to handle taxes. According to the AP, this number accounts for 60 percent of the department’s workforce, meaning the short staff will likely be overworked in addition to not receiving immediate pay.

In total, the shutdown, dragging on due to the continuing feud between President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats surrounding funding for his proposed border, is impacting about 800,000 government workers, with no end in sight.

“Our country is in a hellhole right now. We really need to take this serious,” Cardi continued. “I feel like we need to take some kind of action. I don’t know what type of action, bitch, because this is not what I do. Bitch, I’m scared. This is crazy and I really feel bad for these people who gotta go to fucking work to not get motherfucking paid.”

For a few Democratic senators, for whom finding solutions to national problems is what they do, Cardi’s political criticism was so on point that they debated sharing it on their own social media.

“(Trying to decide whether or not to retweet the Cardi B video),” tweeted Senator Brian Schatz of Hawaii.

“Omg, I had the same argument with myself 30 minutes ago,” Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut responded.

“Ok you do it. And say retweets are not endorsements, especially the language, and I will retweet,” Schatz replied.

“DHYB,” Murphy, using the abbreviation for “Don’t hold your breath,” said.

“I had to google that. Fair enough,” Schatz wrote. “See you tomorrow Murph.”

One hour later, even Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer chimed in, saying, “Guys, I’m still holding my breath. Are you gonna RT Cardi B or not?”

Ultimately, the fellas decided not to, with Schatz saying, “it wouldn’t be senatorial.” Still, the whole interaction is really worth the laughs. Check it out below!

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The Spanish ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ Is Being Shared To Honor Hispanic Workers Fighting COVID-19

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The Spanish ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ Is Being Shared To Honor Hispanic Workers Fighting COVID-19

There’s no denying that the world looks a lot different now than it did in 1947. And while the list of all of the positive changes that the decades stretching between now and then have done for the world and minorities, a recent campaign is also highlighting the ways in which our current president could take some notes on certain values the United States held dear during this time. Particularly ones that had been pressed for by one of our former presidents.

As part of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “Good Neighbor Policy” effort, he worked to promote positive and healthy relations between the United States in Latin American countries.

At the time Rooseveltaimed to ensure that the North, Central and South American countries avoided breaking under the influence of Axis countries during World War II. As part of this campaign, Roosevelt comissioned a Spanish and a Portuguese version of the U.S. national anthem. According to Time Magazine he also “recruited Hollywood to participate in this Good Neighbor Policy; Walt Disney went on goodwill tour of South America, hoping to find a new market for his films, and ended up producing two movies inspired by the trip: Saludos Amigos (1942) and The Three Caballeros (1944). The Brazilian star Carmen Miranda also got a boost, and her role in The Gang’s All Here made her even more famous in the U.S. And alongside these cross-cultural exchanges, the U.S. government decided it needed an anthem that could reach Spanish speakers.”

According to NPR, Clotilde Arias, wrote wrote the translation at the end of World War II, was born in the small Peruvian city, Iquitos in 1901 and moved to New York City to become a composer when she was 22-years-old. Her version of the anthem is now part of an exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

Now in an effort to support Latino communities affected by the coronavirus, the non-profit We Are All Human Foundation’s Hispanic Star campaign commissioned the a remake of the song.

Hoping to raise awareness of its Hispanic Recovery Plan and efforts to help to connect Hispanic small businesses and workers with resources during the pandemic, the campaign brought the old recording from obscurity.

For the song, the 2019 winner of the singing competition La Voz,  Jeidimar Rijos, performed “El Pendón Estrellado.” Or, “The Star-Spangled Banner.” 

The song has already received quite a bit of comments and support on Youtube.

Hang in there, fam. We can only get through this together.

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Video Dug Up From Cardi B’s Past Shows Her Saying She Used To Drug And Rob Men

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Video Dug Up From Cardi B’s Past Shows Her Saying She Used To Drug And Rob Men

Stay grateful you did not grow up in the era of Snapchat/ Instagram/ Facebook kids because you can delete but your recorded actions can still come back to bite. Cardi B knows the story. While the Afro-Latina queen of Trap isn’ making any apologies, the latest video to be dug up from her past is requiring her to give some answers.

Video of the singer, recalling a time in her life in which she felt forced to drug and rob men while seducing them has resurfaced.

Over the weekend, video of the “Money” rapper recalling how she used to drug and rob men resurfaced.

The video, which was recorded during an Instagram live broadcast, sees Cardi as she goes on a tearful verbal tirade about her past. This after, someone apparently questioned her success and accused her of not “putting in no fucking work.”

“I had to go ‘oh yeah, you wanna fuck me? Yeah yeah yeah let’s go to this hotel.’ And then I’d drug [expletivie] up and I’d rob them. That’s what I used to do.”

Users online were quick to comment.

“The fact that cardi b admitted to drugging and robbing men she would take back to a hotel for sex blows my mind,” wrote Twitter user @itsangelaa. “That’s not ‘keeping it real.’ that’s a crime.”

“I wonder what woulda happened if it were the other way round,” @BTSisthecauseo5 commented.

At the onset of the backlash, the rapper seemed to take the comments rather lightly.

The following day she also tweeted “IM THAT BITCH THEY LOVE TO HATE, IM THAT BITCH THEY HATE TO LOVE and I love it.”

On Tuesday, however, after users on Instagram and Twitter continued to simmer, she was forced to issue comment.

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In a post to her Instagram, the rapper responded to the comments about the video by saying: “I’m a part of a hip hop culture where you can talk about where you come from talk about the wrong things you had to do to get where you are.”


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