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Candace Owens Comes For Cardi B And Misses

Owens has smoke for Bardi-Biden politicking

Candace Owens and Cardi B went at it on social media over the weekend.

Owens does not appreciate Bardi’s political leanings and social media “interviews” with political candidates like Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden.

During an interview with conservative commentator, Ben Shapiro, Owens said the rapper’s “interview” was “one of the biggest insults” to Black voters. She was mainly coming for Biden labeling him a panderer for the Black vote.

The “WAP” rapper conducted a virtual interview with Joe Biden for Elle magazine in August.
Owens felt that Biden was avoiding Black journalists and thought leaders who would ask him the “tough questions.”

The Bronx bred entertainer defended her interview in an Instagram video that addressed Owens revealing that Biden decided to sit down with her because of her wide-ranging influence.

However, the fact that it was done for Elle magazine should have been Owens’ first clue.

Owens views Biden’s public conversation with Cardi as a conversation with Black America, totally missing the point that she is a pop star who’s music career is rooted in rap music and culture.

Ironically, Owens misses that it is she who places Cardi as a conduit to Black America with her assumptions of Biden’s strategy.

“Do we have nothing better to offer,” Owens said, “This would be akin to Donald Trump deciding to give an interview to Justin Beiber.”

So Owens gets it right in comparing two pop stars but wrong with one word, “we”. There is no we Candace, just you positioning Cardi B conveniently to sell an agenda.

“It’s not a secret that I use my platform to encourage people to vote,” Cardi B said in her video response to Owens. “I have millions of followers. I pay millions in taxes. I have the Number One song in this country, I have the Number One song in the United Kingdom, I have the Number One song in Australia, I have the Number One song in New Zealand.

“Just like I can make millions of people pop their p***y, I can make millions of people go vote.”

Politics Not Pop-Litics

Owens went on to deride the rapper for her transgressions in the past before fame. Notably, her admission of drugging men and robbing them while being an exotic dancer.

What Owens can’t seem to realize is that Cardi B’s success as an entertainer comes from her willingness to admit the toxicity in her former and current life.

She is charming and imperfect and people are entertained by any form of drama, whether told in an online social media confession, a Love & Hip Hop episode, or a song.

Joe Biden understands that there is power in reach and connectivity to a pop-culture hero and if he nets some of her Black audience as a result, fine.

Biden already showed his penchant to equate the Black vote to a sure win when he said the now infamous, “well if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t Black.” This was delivered to hip hop radio host Charlemagne Tha God whose audience, although also largely based in pop culture, is heavily Black.

However, Trump panders to Black America daily labeling himself the only President to do more for Black Americans than Abraham Lincoln.

“My Admin has done more for the Black Community than any President since Abraham Lincoln. Passed Opportunity Zones with Senator Tim Scott, guaranteed to fund for HBCU’s, School Choice, passed Criminal Justice Reform, lowest Black unemployment, poverty, and crime rates in history.”

As usual, Trump’s self-aggrandizement comes at the expense of his proposed uplift of Black America as he can only understand Black Americans through the lens of crime and punishment reformation.
Regardless, Trump himself is a pop culture star before becoming a President and he has allowed the cult of celebrity to be the benchmark of his time in office.

However, Owens never comes for him, instead of using her newfound celebrity to castigate those who are doing their part to provide awareness as a pandering maneuver instead of looking at them as agents for change.

I’m not a Cardi B fan or a Cardi B hater. But I see her for who she is, an entertainer trying to do her part. I also see Candace Owens for who she is, an agent provocateur who will stop at nothing to provide a counter-narrative that attempts to create Black demagoguery not expose it.

Stop it. We see you, Candy.

 

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