A Valley News Publication

Two weeks ago she dropped her highly anticipated debut album, Invasion of Privacy, and performed on Saturday Night Live. This week she got a shout-out from U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. Such is life when you’re Cardi B, the Bronx rapper who shot to stardom with her megahit Bodak Yellow.

Cardi’s initial statement came as part of an April 9 GQ profile, wherein she told a reporter that she loves political science and government, and is particularly enamored of former U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, also known as FDR, for his work establishing Social Security as part of the New Deal. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law in August 1935.

Here’s Cardi on FDR, from the GQ story:

“He’s the real ‘Make America Great Again,’ because if it wasn’t for him, old people wouldn’t even get Social Security.”

Fast-forward to this week, when Sanders quoted (well, quote tweeted) Cardi B, saying she was right when she spoke out about Social Security. (No, I don’t think he read the GQ profile.)

He then followed up with a tweet thanking the rapper for drawing attention to the topic, and reiterated in a video that he thought she was spot-on re: Social Security.

Cardi, who responded on Instagram, was v excited about the senator’s mention.

Oooooommmmmmggggg😱😱😱😰😰BERNIE SANDERS!!!

A post shared by Cardi B Official IG (@iamcardib) on