Rapper Cardi B may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but when it comes to the economy, she appears to share the same concerns as most Americans.
On Sunday, the artist, whose real name is Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, posed a question that has been asked by much of the middle class as they watch prices skyrocket: When is the recession coming?
“When y’all think they going to announce that we going into a recession?” Cardi B tweeted.
When y’all think they going to announce that we going into a recession?
— Cardi B (@iamcardib) June 5, 2022
This very tweet was brought to the attention of Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Thursday during a policy forum, where she denied that the United States was headed toward a recession.
“Don’t look to me to announce it. I’m not going to announce it. I don’t think we’re going to have a recession,” Yellen said between guffaws.
“Don’t look to me to announce it. I’m not going to announce it. I don’t think we are going to have a recession.” pic.twitter.com/iJQJXxgRbV
— Squawk Box (@SquawkCNBC) June 10, 2022
While Yellen was busy dismissing the rapper’s economic concerns, others were wondering why Cardi B is complaining in the first place. After all, she DID encourage her fans to vote for President Joe Biden:
this you? https://t.co/zTQC1eCoBS
— JOE MAZ (@JoeMaz) June 5, 2022
If you’re unhappy with $5/gallon gas,
then — please — register to vote at your current address.
There’s no reason why America should have to purchase oil from other countries
or bankrupt its citizens b/c Joe Biden won’t let us drill.
— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) June 5, 2022
They won’t announce it until we are 9 months in and they’ve fabricated another story that pushes the blame on someone/something else.
— Jo Jorgensen (@JoForLiberty) June 6, 2022
Biden will have to stop setting economic records first.https://t.co/CeCXMXzmyz
— David Doney (@David_Charts) June 6, 2022
Blame yourself, girl. You told all your fans to go out and vote for Biden🤷🏾♀️
— Lavern Spicer🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@lavern_spicer) June 6, 2022
Weren’t you encouraging people to vote for Joe Biden?
— Adam Kuhn (@IamAdamKuhn) June 5, 2022
Thanks for helping elect Joe Biden.
— Chad (@ChadTF89) June 5, 2022
Lol this you ? https://t.co/ilSWgU9t6V
— Khalid (@kqhalid) June 7, 2022
When the recession is over so that people sell while Wall Street buys
— Trey (@TradesTrey) June 5, 2022
They should’ve announced it the day you endorsed Biden for President . Love you but it’s true .
— Ms.ava.grace (@Ms_avagrace) June 5, 2022
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