Cardi B quotes Beyoncé in Instagram post supporting Rep. Ilhan Omar

“You know you that bitch when you cause all this conversation.”

July 18, 2019
Cardi B quotes Beyoncé in Instagram post supporting Rep. Ilhan Omar (L) Cardi B at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards. August 20, 2018. (R) Rep. Ilhan Omar at the U.S. Capitol. March 08, 2019.   (L) Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for MTV (R) Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

President Donald Trump held a fascist rally last night in Greenville, North Carolina. Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Somali refugee and Minnesota congresswoman, was the target of a rant from Trump, during which the assembled crowd chanted "Send her back."

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Not long after the incident began to make national news, Cardi B posted an Instagram picture of Rep. Omar, expressing solidarity with a lyric from Beyoncé's "Formation." The caption reads: “You know you that bitch when you cause all this conversation.” See the post below:

Rep. Omar initially responded to the hate on Twitter with a Maya Angelou quote. Later, she returned with a message from Toni Morrison: “The function, the very serious function of racism is distraction. It keeps you from doing your work." She followed up the quote with a statement of support for a bill increasing the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour.

It's the second time Cardi B has weighed in on American politics this week. On Tuesday, the rapper reiterated her support for 2020 presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders. "Seeing this country become a better place been really his passion for a long time not a new front for a campaign," she wrote on Twitter.

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Cardi B quotes Beyoncé in Instagram post supporting Rep. Ilhan Omar