Cardi B Pledges to Seek Nigerian Citizenship Claiming Trump Is Putting Lives ‘in Danger’

© AP Photo / Amy HarrisCardi B performs at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival on Sunday, June 16, 2019, in Manchester, Tenn
Cardi B performs at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival on Sunday, June 16, 2019, in Manchester, Tenn - Sputnik International
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The rapper blasted US President Trump for last week's airstrike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, posting on Twitter that she is applying for Nigerian citizenship amid heightened tensions between Iran and the US.

Cardi B, who was born Belcalis Almanzar, is of Afro-Caribbean descent, tracing her roots to Trinidad and the Dominican Republic. It was not immediately clear how the rapper might acquire citizenship in Nigeria, where she was last month during her African tour.

“Its sad this man is putting Americans live in danger. Dumbest move Trump did till date ... I’m filing for my Nigerian citizenship,” she tweeted.

Cardi B also shared a picture of herself, her daughter Kulture and her husband, rapper Offset, in traditional African clothing. She even asked her social media followers whether her Nigerian name should be CHIOMA B or Cadijat.

Nigerian government official Abike Dabiri-Erewa responded to Cardi B, saying, “Our doors are open, sister.”

Cardi B has frequently shared her political opinions with her millions of followers on social media. During the government shutdown that stretched into January of 2019, she blasted Trump in a post on Instagram, claiming that the US was “in a hell hole right now.” She also regularly tweets in support of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, saying last year that voters "let him down" in 2016.

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