Cardi B’s former AP Government teacher is rushing to the rapper’s defense in light of her recent political outspokenness.
Earlier this year, the 26-year-old chart-topper sounded off about the government shutdown, taking aim at Trump and his proposed wall at the US/Mexico border in a video that’s since been viewed over 19 million times on Instagram.
While many have praised her for taking a stance, others have argued that she should stay in her lane — a take that one of her old high school teachers takes issue with.
Back off! Cardi B’s high school teacher came to her defense on Facebook, hitting out at critics who’ve voiced negative opinions about her politics
Cardi attended the Renaissance High School For Musical Theater & Technology in the Bronx, New York.
Recently, Joan Hill, a history teacher at the school who once had Cardi in her class, shared her thoughts on her former student on Facebook — and a screengrab of her post has since gone viral on Twitter.
She wrote: ‘For those of you on my feed who are trashing Cardi B for representing a political voice…
‘A) She probably scored higher than you on the US History Regents exam and was in my AP govt class,’ she said, referring to the annual standardizing testing required in high schools in New York state.
‘B) You’re not nearly as busy as her, and what have you done to advance political discourse in this country?
‘C) She has a national platform and is using it to speak about things that are important… why can’t we respect that?
‘D) STFU and take a seat,’ she concluded.
Smartie: She said Cardi performed really well on annual standardized tests and was in AP Government
Study spot: Cardi went to Renaissance High School For Musical Theater & Technology in the Bronx, New York
The screengrab of the tweet has been liked over 57,000 times in two days. Many people were impressed to learn that Cardi was such a good student and happy to see her teacher coming out to back her up.
Those fans were equally impressed when Cardi first started sharing her political opinions earlier this year.
In a video she uploaded on January 26, the rapper is seen sporting a full face of makeup as she gets real about her thoughts on the then-still-ongoing government shutdown.
‘Hey y’all, I just want to remind you because it’s been a little bit over three weeks, okay!? It’s been a little bit over three weeks, Trump is now ordering… federal government workers to go back to work without getting paid!’
Cardi found the reason behind the shutdown unacceptable, and said there was a big difference between the current shutdown and the one which occurred in 2013 during the Obama administration.
People are listening: Last month, Cardi weighed in on the government shutdown with a video that’s been viewed over 19 million times on Instagram
‘Now, I don’t want to hear y’all motherf**kers talking about, “Oh, but Obama shut down the government for 17 days.” Yeah b**ch! For healthcare!
‘So your grandma can check her blood pressure, and you b***hes can go check your p*ssy at the gynecologist with no motherf**king problem!’
Though she admitted she wasn’t qualified to lead a movement, she urged fans to ‘take some action’ in light of the current events.
She also expressed serious concerns about the state of the country, calling it ‘in a hell hole.’
‘Now, I know a lot of you don’t care because y’all don’t work for the government or y’all probably don’t even have a job, but this s**t is really f**king serious, bro. This s**t is crazy. Like our country is in a hell hole right now, all for a f**king wall.
‘We really need to take this serious, I feel like we need to take some action, I don’t know what type of action b***h ’cause this is not what I do, but b***h I’m scared.
‘This is crazy, and I really feel bad for these people that got to go to f**king work to not get motherf**king paid.’
Cardi said: ‘This s**t is really f**king serious, bro. This s**t is crazy. Like our country is in a hell hole right now, all for a f**king wall.’
Not long after posting the video, the hashtag ‘Cardi B 2020’ gained traction on Twitter, with numerous fans posting the clip of her tirade.
Though the video earned an incredible amount of attention, it wasn’t her first time sharing such opinions.
She also expressed her feelings about Trump and his policies in a separate rant posted to her Instagram Live stories that same week.
‘You promised these f**king racist rednecks that you was gonna build the wall, but you know that was impossible, but they voted for you and you promised them this s**t so, now you have to do it.
‘Trump is like a clout chaser. He’s like one of these new rap artists: They follow, they do the most for clout. And Trump wants that. Some people can have money, some people can have all the money in the world, all the power in the world, but they really want that fame.
‘His legacy, he wants to go down as that bad person. You see the s**t he pulled on Christmas and New Years? He loves to interrupt the peace.
‘Trump has begged… I be knowing ’cause y’all not in the scene. Trump wants to be cool with basketball teams, football teams, and black people. He want to be cool with them. He wants validation from what’s popping right now.’
Feud: Cardi B (left) and conservative commentator Tomi Lahren (right) also traded words
‘Looks like @iamcardib is the latest genius political mind to endorse the Democrats. HA! Keep it up, guys! #MAGA2020,’ Lahren tweeted
Nope! Cardi clapped back ‘Leave me alone I will dog walk you’
Looking for trouble: Lahren quickly responded, ‘I’m sure you would. Still doesn’t make your political rambling any less moronic’
Sheep: ‘You’re so blinded with racism that you don’t even realize the decisions the president you root for is destroying the country you claim to love so much, Cardi answered
In her corner: After getting whiff of the commotion, US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez chimed in to defend Cardi
Things got even more heated later in the month when conservative commentator Tomi Lahren mocked her on Twitter.
‘Looks like @iamcardib is the latest genius political mind to endorse the Democrats. HA! Keep it up, guys! #MAGA2020,’ Lahren tweeted.
Cardi clapped back on Sunday morning and said: ‘Leave me alone I will dog walk you.’
Lahren quickly responded to the Bodak Yellow rapper: ‘I’m sure you would. Still doesn’t make your political rambling any less moronic. #BuildthatWall.’
Cardi replied: ‘You’re so blinded with racism that you don’t even realize the decisions the president you root for is destroying the country you claim to love so much.
‘You are a perfect example on no matter how educated or smart you think you are you still a SHEEP!’
After getting whiff of the commotion, US representative, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, chimed in to defend Cardi.
‘Why do people think they can mess with Bronx women without getting roasted?
‘They act as though our borough hasn’t been perfecting the clapback game since the Sugarhill Gang [sic] y’all just found it on Twitter,’ Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.