Cardi B may not have the stature of Davis when it comes to activism, but she has built some substantial political capital lately, using her famously no-nonsense approach to discuss important social issues. In a GQ profile, she casually mentioned her admiration for Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his creation of social security, and criticized Donald Trump’s suggestion that teachers should be armed to prevent mass shootings. And when she took the stage at the Global Citizen concert, she talked about global poverty and reminded the young crowd of the importance of voting.

Most recently, in video posted on Instagram, the rapper discussed the government shutdown, the fact that federal workers had been summoned back to work without pay, and addressed criticism that Barack Obama, too, had shut down the government (“yeah bitch, for healthcare! So your grandma can check her blood pressure!”). The video became so popular that it was turned into a song, and the comedian Stephen Colbert started a joking petition to get Cardi B to give the rebuttal to Trump’s State of the Union speech.

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