Cardi B shared her experience voting and encouraged her followers to cast their own ballots on Election Day (Nov. 3).
The “WAP” rapper first shared on Instagram Stories that she got up before the sunrise. “I told you I’m gonna get up early!” she said in a video timestamped 5:02 a.m.
“Hey guys, I voted. It was easy-peasy. The hardest part was getting out the f–king car,” she said a little later in an Instagram selfie video while wearing a pair of “I Voted” stickers on her nose. “S–t, go vote because … I don’t know, it feels good after you voted. You feel like you just did something. I don’t know. I swear, it’s like a weird feeling…”
The rapper also added that her experience going to the polls in person was nothing but positive. “My district where I was at, the community center was nice and warm. I hope your community center’s nice and warm and comfortable,” she said, adding in the caption, “Nice and early !!!and there was ten people on line.”
Finally, Cardi ended her post with her trademark candor, urging her 77 million-plus Instagram followers, “Go vote, you f–kers!”
The superstar has been increasingly outspoken when it comes to politics during this election cycle, first backing Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary and appearing in a hilarious campaign video for the Vermont senator, and eventually interviewing Joe Biden as part of her cover story for the August 2020 issue of Elle.
In a study conducted by Whitman Insight Strategies and MRC Data in partnership with DISQO, Cardi was even found to be one of the most influential celebrity voices in the 2020 election, joined by the likes of Lebron James, Taylor Swift, Oprah Winfrey, Beyoncé and Colin Kaepernick.