Cardi B Vows Leave America, Move to Nigeria to ‘Protest Trump’
Rapper claims president's decision to kill Iranian terrorist was his 'dumbest move'
Rapper Cardi B has declared that she's leaving America and moving to Nigeria, Africa to protest President Donald Trump's "dumbest" decision to kill Iranian terrorist Gen. Qasem Soleimani in an airstrike last week.
The anti-Trump music star says she's filing for Nigerian citizenship due to the ongoing tensions between the United States and Iran.
The 26-year-old singer took to Twitter to make the revelation in response to speculation on social media regarding the possibility of World War III.
"Naaaaa these memes are f***in but s**t ain't no joke! ... Specially being from New York," the Grammy-winning artist, whose full name is Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, declared on Friday.
"Dumbest move Trump did till date ...I’m filing for my Nigerian citizenship," she added.
Naaaaa these memes are fuckin 😅😅 😩but shit ain’t no joke ! Specially being from New York .Its sad this man is putting Americans live in danger.Dumbest move Trump did till date ...I’m filing for my Nigerian citizenship.— iamcardib (@iamcardib) January 3, 2020
The I Like It performer jabbed at President Trump after he ordered the killing of Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani - one of the world's most notorious terrorists - outside of Baghdad last week, kickstarting the conflict.
On Wednesday, Iranian officials fired missiles at a pair of Iraq military bases where U.S. troops were located.
The move marks its most aggressive actions toward the U.S. in more than 40 years, since students seized the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in November of 1979, leading to the Iran hostage crisis.
"[It's] sad this man is putting Americans [lives] in danger," Cardi said, before vowing to move to Nigeria.
The singer's potential arrival was welcomed by Nigerian government official Abike Dabiri-Erewa, who told her, "We can’t wait to receive you again. Our doors are open, sister."
@iamcardib . As one in charge of the Diaspora for Ngr, We can’t wait to receive you again. Our doors are open, sister. And you need to talk a walk through the Door of Return in Badagry . It’s an indescribable experience . https://t.co/BjE2un0XfZ— Abike Dabiri-Erewa (@abikedabiri) January 3, 2020
Cardi B last month was in Africa as she played concerts in Nigeria and Ghana and toured both countries, sharing the highlights on her Instagram Stories.
She said that while in Nigeria, she adopted the Nigerian name Chioma, which translates to "Good God" in Igbom dialect.
She also took a philanthropic turn while on the tour, stocking up on food to bring to an orphanage.
The popular artist, who has more than 66 million followers across Instagram and YouTube, has past spoken out about political issues.
She took to social media this past summer to encourage social media users "to influence our youth to get educated when it comes to our Democratic candidates."
"You see the Republicans, they are afraid to stand up to Trump, because he might take their positions away from them, but the Democrats, they just don't give a f***," she said.
"And my thing is, right, that we get distracted with people putting Trump on blast, like CNN constantly putting Trump on blast on the s**t he has been committing in this country, because he puts things on Twitter that distract us from all the bulls*** that he's actually been doing."
The pop star said attention would be better served focused on the opposing candidates instead of Trump and his tweets.
"So instead of us posting the little bulls*** that he's been posting on Twitter, why don't we post every single day these positive things that these Democratic candidates want to do for our country," she said.
"Like, this man has a big chance of winning in 2020, and we can change that."
Cardi last summer expressed her support for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in his 2020 run for the Oval Office.
"I been reading about Bernie Sanders and I'm really sad how we let him down in 2016," she tweeted in July.
"This man been fighting for equal rights, HUMAN rights for such along time.
"Seeing this country become a better place been really his passion for a long time not a new front for a campaign."