Cardi B insists she'll speak her mind on social media following criticism of her political views

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Rapper Cardi B performs onstage during the 92.3 Real Street Festival at Honda Center on August 11, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Scott Dudelson/Getty Images)
Rapper Cardi B performs onstage during the 92.3 Real Street Festival at Honda Center on August 11, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Scott Dudelson/Getty Images)

The chart-topping rap star has insisted she won't shy away from posting divisive things on social media, after bemoaning criticism of new US President Joe Biden.

Cardi, 28, wrote on Twitter, "How they trying to impeach Biden already?... This just shows me how delusional and dumb people can be (sic)."

The rapper was subsequently told to "stay in [her] lane" and avoid speaking about politics on social media.

In response, the outspoken star explained, "This is my lane. I'm a American that pays taxes. Are you a politician? No! Sooo how is this your landless more than mine? (sic)"

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Cardi has been an outspoken critic of Donald Trump, Biden's predecessor, in recent months.

The rap star blasted Trump in an interview last year, describing him as an ineffectual leader.

"Those people that he caters [to], he's not going to do anything for them. It's not like Republicans are getting better housing. It's not like Republicans are getting better benefits. They're not. He's not doing anything for anybody. He's just saying things that appease the same people," she said.

Cardi hopes Biden will adopt an entirely different approach. She explained, "I want a president who makes me feel secure. I want a president who understands the pain of the people. I want a president who is going to give us answers."That's why I like [New York governor Andrew] Cuomo. I like him because he makes me feel like he's listening to me."

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Cardi regularly speaks about issues that matter to her. She previously bemoaned how fans always impose respectability politics on women in the spotlight.

In her cover interview with Billboard Magazine as their Woman of the Year, Cardi B opened up about the pressures of being in the limelight.

"Women are not treated in the same way that men are treated. Men get a pass for almost everything they do - for instance, disrespect or gun violence. Whereas with women it's always this assumption that women don't like each other," she said, adding that fans expect celebrity women to be saint-like - to act a certain way and produce only a certain kind music.

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