Cardi B may not be the first person who comes to mind when you hear the words “political activist“. Ok, she’s somewhere amidst Gandhi, Amber Rose, and an elementary school cafeteria sit in demanding fish fingers Fridays, but not all heroes wear capes, and Cardi has thrown herself in the ring as the latest boycotter of Super Bowl LII.
Cardi took a little jet skiing break over the weekend to let her reps know that she will have nothing to do with that Super Bowl mess, even though she recorded Girls Like You with the purported Halftime headliners Maroon 5. Page Six quotes Cardi’s rep as saying:
“The rumor circulating that she wants a million dollars and she wants her own set is false. There was never a firm offer to begin with for a performance. There [were] talks about it, but she was not particularly interested in participating because of how she feels about Colin Kaepernick and the whole movement . . . But again, there was never a solid offer for her to say yes or no to regarding the Super Bowl. She is already confirmed to do a set with Bruno Mars that weekend.”
And straight from Cardi’s own mouth, last February she said that she wouldn’t show up until they “hire Colin Kaepernick back“.
This Cardi new comes as word is barely cold that Travis Scott did a bad thing by agreeing to take “Super Bowl Halftime’s sloppy seconds” alongside Maroon 5. It’s not surprising, since Travis already sold his soul to Kris Jenner’s Koven when he made Rosemary’s Baby with the youngest completely self made billionaire in the world, Kylie Jenner. But Jay Z, Reverend Al Sharpton, Michael B. Jordan and others were quick to “hells nah“, roll up their sleeves and have a few words with Travis to hopeful talk him out of performing and join the boycott. Poor Travis is just trying to contribute to the monthly household allowance. Don’t worry Travis, Kylie’s got this.
And Maroon 5 have been keeping very quiet. Do they think that Girls Like You was their contribution to the current social justice movement, so it erases any future dickery caused by maybe, I don’t know, not supporting the boycott? Girls Like You may be the anthem for cold oatmeal, but social justice anthem it is not. Maybe, just maybe Maroon 5 will surprise us all. Maybe they’ll take the stage at halftime, and instead of performing, they’ll all whip out Colin Kaepernick jerseys, take a knee and throw their middle fingers to the cameras. But probably not, so prepare for several spoonfuls of cold oatmeal.