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Cardi B was named the Billboard Woman Of The Year last month, and this week, she graced the cover of the publication.
When Billboard first announced the news, the public was left divided, believing that the “WAP” singer had not earned the accolade. But thanks to Cardi’s political activism, others feel the award is well-deserved.
“I want to show people that you can do positive things, but you can also be yourself,” she told the publication. “I like justice. I like to work and be creative. But I also like popping my pussy.”
Cardi campaigned for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders. When Sanders dropped out of the race, she turned her support to the now president-elect Joe Biden.
When Biden was confirmed as the projected winner of the November election, Cardi fans went viral for singing her smash hit single, “WAP” outside the White House.
“I just feel like it was such a big victory for me and for Megan. I’m so used to listening to raunchy female rap music since I was a little girl — Trina, Khia, Lil’ Kim, Jacki-O, Foxy [Brown],” she told Billboard.
“”WAP,” to me, was just a regular raunchy female rap song, but it caused so much controversy. So many Republicans — not just any Republicans that got an Instagram following, but a lot of Republicans that got blue checks [on Twitter] and millions of followers, [like Ben] Shapiro, Candace Owens, Tomi Lahren — were talking so much crap about “WAP.” So it was just a victory for me seeing people celebrating Biden’s win with my and Megan’s song. Power of the pussy, ya heard?!”