This past week, Cardi B interviewed Joe Biden over Zoom for Elle Magazine. The interview began with Biden introducing his daughter Ashley to Cardi B. Biden lightheartedly joked to Cardi B that they may be related because growing up, Ashley called him Joey B.
Biden then congratulated Cardi B for making the cover of Elle, before the interview took a drastic turn when Biden asked Cardi what her main interests are in terms of this election. Cardi said that she “has a whole list of things that she wants, wishes, and desires for our next president—but first… [she] just wants Trump out.” She mentioned Trump’s handling of the CoronaVirus pandemic as just one issue that she has with his presidency.
Firstly, she said that she’d like free medicare, and second on her priority list is a free college education. Also among this, she announced for “black people to stop getting killed and no justice for it.”
“If young adults aged 18-24 had voted in the same percentage as the rest of the population, we would have had Hillary Clinton,” Biden said in response to Cardi’s main interests in terms of this election. Biden used this point to stress the importance for young adults to vote in this upcoming election.
Cardi’s request is simple: “Black people—we’re not asking for sympathy; we’re not asking for charity—we are just asking for equality, fairness, and justice,” Cardi said.
Biden commended today’s younger generation for being the “smartest, the best educated, the least prejudice, and the most engaged generation in American history.” Biden affirmed that because of this, this generation will change things. “You’re the reason I have such incredible hope,” Biden said.
Biden remarked that our current president promotes racism, such as “talking about protecting the Confederate flag when Mississippi takes it off their flag” and stated that “This is all about the game of making people hate each other. Because that’s how he wins, by dividing us.”
“Why can’t we just work with each other,” Cardi voiced.
Lastly, Biden promised to Cardi B that if he is elected, he’ll push for families that make less than $125,000 a year to get free education.
“Just check me out; I’ve never broken my word,” Biden said.
If you haven’t already, check out the full interview below: