Bernie Sanders And Cardi B Discuss Racism, Police Brutality, And A Lot More In New Video

It’s finally here: the full interview between Cardi B and Bernie Sanders.

In July, Cardi revealed that she wanted to talk to Democratic presidential candidates to figure out their stances on important social issues ahead of the 2020 election, so she asked her fans on Instagram to send her questions and promised to get the most-asked queries answered. A short time later, she posted a picture showing that she had, indeed, sat down with one of the presidential hopefuls, Senator Sanders. On August 15, the Democratic presidential candidate shared the entire 12-minute discussion. This comes just one day after Cardi released a clip of the conversation that previews their breakdown of the minimum wage debate in the United States.

The two met at the Ten Nail Bar salon in Detroit and covered everything from student debt and taxes to jobs, police brutality, and more. They even talked briefly about Franklin D. Roosevelt, Cardi’s favorite president, who has also been an inspirational figure for Sanders’ presidential campaign.

The conversation began with Sanders revealing that he isn’t afraid of upsetting powerful people, noting that he’s been doing this for his entire life. From there, they move into a brief discussion about President Donald Trump.

“I feel like there’s a serious problem right now in America,” Cardi says. “We have this bully as a president. And the only way to take him out is somebody winning.”

Bernie’s response echoed her sentiment: “We’ve got to get rid of Donald Trump obviously because Donald Trump is an overt racist,” he says.

Cardi continues with how the current sociopolitical climate contributes to police brutality against Black people and minorities. “What are we going to do to change that?” she asks. “Because that is discouraging our people, it’s discouraging us to fight, it makes us feel like we’re worthless. We constantly see our men getting killed, every day.  And it seems like nobody cares. Nobody’s sympathizing, nobody’s talking about it.”

“Obviously, we need to end all forms of racism in this country from Donald Trump down to the local police department,” Sanders answered, before explaining how resources should be allocated to ensuring that more people of color get proper education and job training. “If a police officer kills somebody, that killing must be investigated by the United States Department of Justice,” he added.

Sanders also underscored the need to mobilize young people, like Cardi’s fans, in both the 2020 election as well as primaries and any and all local elections.

“Young people have got to get involved in the political process,” he said. “Register to vote. It is not hard. It takes you five minutes. Register to vote. Trump does not want people of color to be participating in the political process. Participate in the political process. And then think about who the candidate is that is speaking the issues that are important to you, and then vote.”

This conversation is the latest of Cardi B’s journey into being politically involved. She spoke with GQ in 2016 and revealed her love for politics (“I love political science. I love government. I’m obsessed with presidents. I’m obsessed to know how the system works”) and has used her Instagram account to endorse Democratic candidates as well as call out Trump on the 2018-19 federal government shutdown. In the now-deleted Instagram video, Cardi said “I feel like we need to take some action. I don’t know what type of action, because that’s not what I do, but bitch, I’m scared. This is crazy.”

Since then, Cardi has ramped up her activism, publicly showing support for Sanders and Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar, declining to perform at the halftime show to show support for Colin Kaepernick, and, now, working to get questions answered by Democratic candidates.

The 1975’s Matty Healy Broke A Homophobic Dubai Law By Kissing A Male Fan

The 1975 just played their first-ever show in Dubai on Wednesday, August 4, and the band might not be back for a while — or maybe ever. Turns out, frontman Matty Healy violated United Arab Emirates law by going into the crowd during their show and kissing a male concertgoer. Healy doesn’t seem to have any regrets, but it’s important to note that there have been several arrests for heterosexual kissing in public in the UAE and homosexuality is illegal, punishable by up to 10 years in prison, according to the UK’s Foreign Office.

In a now-deleted video, the male fan was reportedly heard shouting “Marry Me” as Healy passed by while singing “Loving Someone,” Billboard reported. Healy then walked up to the fan, gave him a hug, and asked if he’d like a kiss. After he agreed, Healy kissed him on the lips before telling the crowd, “We’re all human, right?”

Once the concert ended, Healy took to Twitter to let his followers know that the band might not be welcomed back into the country due to its homophobic policies. “Thank you Dubai you were so amazing,” he wrote. “i don’t think we’ll be allowed back due to my ‘behaviour’ but know that I love you and I wouldn’t have done anything differently given the chance again.”

Clearly, this situation is way more complicated than just a kiss between two guys: While it’s extremely important to protest blatant homophobia when we see it happening, a public show of affection between two men in Dubai could have severe implications on the fan’s safety. This consensual act of protest sparked an even larger conversation online, with many people expressing concern for the fan. “i know matty healy kissed a man in an openly-anti lgbt country but please refrain from posting the photos,” a fan tweeted. “… the man he kissed could face serious danger if his face goes all over social media.”

Simultaneously, other fans defended Healy for what they saw as a revolutionary moment for the historically anti-LGBTQ nation. “Matty Healy was preforming in Dubai, an anti LGBT city, and kissed a male fan. Legendary,” someone else wrote.

This isn’t the first time The 1975 has signaled their political leanings: Last year, the band helped fund London’s first LGBTQ center, and Healy called out male misogynists in an acceptance speech at 2019’s Brit Awards, and their current album features an opening track with a long monologue by teen climate activist Greta Thunberg.

Jonas Brothers Will Invade The Jersey Shore For Their First VMA Performance In 11 Years

The boys are back! After 11 years, Jonas Brothers are making their grand return to the MTV Video Music Awards stage — with a special hometown twist.

With the awards show airing live from New Jersey’s Prudential Center, JoBros have decided to take their performance to the nearby Jersey Shore, where they’ll be staging a sure-to-be-epic set from an iconic location on the shoreline. It’s only appropriate for the NJ natives, and you can bet they’ll burn it up on their home turf and bring some of that ’80s swagger from the “Only Human” video along with them.

Jonas Brothers join previously announced performers Taylor Swift, Bad Bunny, Camila Cabello, J Balvin, Lil Nas X, Lizzo, Rosalía, Shawn Mendes, and Video Vanguard Award recipient Missy Elliott.

This will mark just the second VMA performance for the group — they made their debut at the 2008 show, singing “Lovebug” during an outdoor performance that morphed from a sweet acoustic set into an all-out rager.

After the band split up, Nick returned to the VMAs as a solo act, performing “Levels” on the pre-show in 2015 and “Bacon” during the main show the following year. And Joe’s band DNCE won the Moon Person for Best New Artist in 2016 before returning the next year for a sexy remote performance with Rod Stewart.

Will JB finally take home their first VMA as a trio this year? They’ve certainly got a shot, boasting four nominations, including Video of the Year, Song of the Year, and Pop Video for their comeback smash “Sucker.”

Catch the boys’ seaside performance when the VMAs air live on Monday, August 26, at 8 p.m. ET. And get voting now — time is running out!

Doja Cat And Tyga Get Friendly With Fruits In Vegan-Friendly ‘Juicy’

Doja Cat has released a visual for “Juicy” that’s both sexy and… nutritious. Save for the mountain of sugar that goes into making lemonade out of Doja Cat and Tyga – who is featured in the song and video, the “Mooo!” artist’s latest visual will implore you to eat healthy for your next meal. Or, at least, think about eating some cherries for a snack. You’ll probably want to avoid watermelon, though.

The video’s love of fruits abounds: lemons, limes, cherries, watermelon, the list goes on. And Doja Cat navigates this world with an amorous glint. Covered by a giant cherry, she shakes her body while her backup dancers wear produce-inspired getups. It turns up a notch when Tyga, suspiciously not a fruit, comes in for another a scene-stealing feature that somehow has both of the artists being made into lemonade. The sickeningly sweet video then ends with Doja Cat — now a watermelon — being split in half. Yes, you read that right.

“Juicy” appears on Doja Cat’s debut studio album Amala that dropped in 2018. The LP also featured her previously released tune, “Tia Tamera” with Rico Nasty. Last year, she also released her viral single, “Mooo!”

Rosalía And Ozuna Cozy Up In Their Effortlessly Cool ‘Yo x Ti, Tu x Mi’ Video

Fresh off the announcement of her upcoming VMA performance, Rosalía has delivered her sixth (yes, sixth!) single of 2019. “Yo x Ti, Tu x Mi” is another irresistible bop that features Puerto Rican star Ozuna, and the two join forces in the accompanying video, released on Thursday (August 15).

Unsurprisingly, it’s another effortlessly cool visual feast from the Spanish singer, who models an array of eye-popping looks: a floral-printed body suit, a pink fur coat, a flowery head piece, and long, rhinestone-studded nails. There’s a lot of slinky choreography and flirty chemistry with Ozuna, as the two pose together in a glass box while cameras flash around them, and Rosalía takes a fire-red whip out for a joy ride.

As for the song itself, it’s a romantic, reggaeton offering with a deceptively simple chorus (the title, translated from Spanish, means “me for you, you for me”). Check out the Cliqua-directed vid below.

“Yo x Ti, Tu x Mi” follows Rosalía’s “Aute Cuture,” “Fucking Money Man,” and the J Balvin-featuring global smash “Con Altura.” The latter hit is nominated for the Best Latin and Best Choreography prizes at the VMAs, and Rosalía is also up for Best New Artist. Get voting now, and see her hit the stage when the VMAs air live on August 26!

Pool Parties And Friend Dates Can’t Mend Wale’s Relationship In ‘On Chill’ Video

In July, Wale released “On Chill,” with Jeremih, a song about situationships, arguing, and most of all, understanding: understanding one’s place, understanding when your wrong, and understanding how to move forward. Today (August 15), the pair have released the video for the tune that covers all of it in a glossy filter. What does it take to get over an argument with a romantic partner when you two aren’t really together? Maybe you just need to chill.

The video begins with Wale and his partner not speaking with each other. They wake up, exchange glances, and go about their days: Wale gets ready to go to a pool party with while his partner goes on a date with a stranger. Wale’s shown to be having fun with the party’s guests, but there’s something on his mind dampening the mood: his partner’s anger. We’re then shown his partner hanging out with her friends, not even worrying about what Wale is doing. But they finally convene back at their house later where they make up in a steamy way. There aren’t any grand apologies or gestures of forgiveness – they just chill.

“On Chill” was produced by legendary R&B singer and producer Raphael Saadiq. In September, Wale will be embarking on the Everything Is Fine Tour that kicks off in Ford Lauderdale, Florida on September 20 and wraps up in Seattle, Washington on October 28.

Lil Nas X Wasn’t Planning On Coming Out At All — Here’s What Changed His Mind

When “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X first began going viral on the Internet, no one could’ve anticipated that it would soon become the longest-running No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 at what’s now 19 weeks. And although some music executives assumed that the track’s success would be fleeting, it stunned everyone when it beat out Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men‘s 1995 hit “One Sweet Day,” as well as Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, and Justin Bieber‘s 2017 single, “Despacito.” Still, no one was more shocked than Lil Nas X himself, who just last year was broke and sleeping on his sister’s floor.

Now, after what can only be described as a whirlwind several months for the country rapper, he revealed to Time that it feels like his success was simply meant to be. “Everything lined up for this moment to take me to this place,” he said. “Not to sound self-centered, but it feels like I’m chosen, in a way, to do this stuff.” And while that may be true, there’s still a lot to be said for his hustle and his knack for getting attention on the Internet, which was a skill he didn’t know what to do with at first. “It was like, I’m able to go viral, but I’m not promoting anything that’s gonna help me,” he said. “Until music came along.”

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Once “Old Town Road” was complete, he had something to promote that he felt his followers could latch onto — especially because it fit in well with the resurgence of Western themes in pop culture, which the Internet dubbed the “yeehaw agenda.” So in an effort to get his very own yeehaw anthem heard, the rapper began creating memes to promote the song. It worked. “People were like, ‘Where are these memes coming from?'” he said. “If you see something going around the Internet, people want to join in.”

Fast forward through 19 weeks at No. 1, and Lil Nas X not only has a record-breaking hit that’s being played by everyone everywhere, but he’s out there living his best life as an openly gay man — despite originally having no plans to ever come out to the public. Initially, he feared that fans of country and hip-hop would stop supporting him if he did. “I know the people who listen to this the most, and they’re not accepting of homosexuality,” he said. “… I never would have done that if I wasn’t in a way pushed by the universe.” But after feeling all the love radiating from this year’s Pride Month and “seeing couples holding hands,” he felt inspired to share his truth.

With “Old Town Road” still on top and Lil Nas X fully embracing his sexuality — whether it’s by joking with fans on Twitter or clapping back at homophobes — he’s not letting the meteoric success of the single cloud his judgment going forward. Sure, it feels good to see his song at No. 1 for so long, but he doesn’t intend on being a one-hit-wonder as some industry professionals have predicted. “Seeing digital numbers, it’s a good feeling,” he said. “It goes so quickly, though. You have to keep going.”

Tori Kelly’s Live Performance Of ‘Sorry Would Go A Long Way’ Will Wreck You

Tori Kelly made her debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert with a performance of her new song, “Sorry Would Go A Long Way” that radiated with softness and sincerity. She had just one guitarist with her, allowing her to perform the slow number gently. The performance was just four minutes long, but it felt like at least an hour of heartfelt melodies and delicate vocals that blossomed into booming runs. It’s a safe bet she’ll be back to perform again on the show in the near future.

“Sorry Would Go A Long Way” is a song about being fed up. When something snaps in a relationship, it can be too late to fix it. For Kelly, it’s the lack of affection and intimacy. She’s just reached a breaking point and is looking for understanding. She relays every emotion, in this order, on the stage of Colbert with her guitarist providing the atmosphere. “You never tell me that you love me / Oh, what a mess of me you’ve made / It won’t make it all better, won’t make it okay / But sorry would go a long way,” she sings somberly. It’s an intimate performance powered by her wooly vocals, and as it ends, host Stephen Colbert walks up to her to tell her just how beautiful that it sounded.

“Sorry Would Go A Long Way” appears on Kelly’s recently-released third studio album, Inspired By True Events. In February, she made headlines for a thrilling and soulful cover of “Shallow” from A Star Is Born that she played with former Fifth Harmony member Ally Brooke.

Watch Kelly astound the audience with her emotional performance of “Sorry Would Go A Long Way” up above.

Migos Attempt High Tech Heist In ‘Frosted Flakes’

Migos have shared a new video for “Frosted Flakes,” a song set to appear on the forthcoming compilation album from Quality Control, Quality Control: Control The Streets Volume 2. In it, Quavo and Takeoff are high-tech thieves on a mission for money, gold, and jewelry. But not everything is at it seems once the deed is done. After they return to their handler, deception is revealed. Come for the music and stay to see Quavo and Takeoff look like secret agents for four minutes.

When the visual starts, Quavo and Takeoff are well off, but looking for more. They’re approached by Mike Epps and a beautiful woman who, with another man, introduce the rappers to a grand scheme: Break into a tightly-secured facility and make off with its vast riches. Quavo and Takeoff make their way to the scene and it’s here that they tap into their inner-James Bond. Quavo silkily sneaks in and disables lasers while Takeoff makes use of a high tech gadget that helps him dispose of the guards.

The rappers embrace in the vault where they are surrounded by gold bars, rubies, and mountains of money. They fill what they can into their bags and make their ways back to the getaway van where their accomplice has been keeping a lookout. But once they return, guns are pointed at their faces. It’s then revealed that both Mike Epps and the beautiful woman have double-crossed them. The video ends before we can find out what happens next, but it sadly appears the rappers haven’t won this time.

Quality Control: Control The Streets Volume 2 hits shelves on August 16. It’s a massive body of work that spans 35 tracks featuring artists like City Girls, Lil Baby, Meek Mill, Megan Thee Stallion, Playboi Carti, Future, and more.

Watch Migos in “Frosted Flakes” up above.

BROCKHAMPTON Conquer Basketball And Glass Boxes In ‘Boy Bye’

BROCKHAMPTON‘s new album, Ginger, is coming out on August 23. Along with this surprise announcement, the boy band has released its third new single from the forthcoming LP in three weeks: “Boy Bye,” an alarmingly fast-paced tune that comes with a BROCKHAMPTON-signature video that’s wicked, wild, and wonderful. Those creepy Avatar-like people return for this one, and with an equally as mystifying giant.

“Boy Bye” is another bareboned beast, made up of mostly percussion with a stray melody here and there. It’s a joyous time, so it makes sense that the video for it, as well, is all in good fun. Dom McLennon is twirling a basketball while people around him malfunction. Matt Champion raps his energetic verse from inside a glass box a few stories high in the air. Kevin Abstract is surrounded by candles in darkness, shirtless, rapping to the void. Bearface stumbles through a drawling verse in a warehouse. There are a bunch of different scenes, tied together by randomness. Blue people fight in the background. There’s a giant sitting in a grassy field. The members get chased by masked figures in space outfits. Chaos would be the best way to describe it, and it suits BROCKHAMPTON’s MO.

“Boy Bye” follows the recently-released tunes “If You Pray Right” and “I Been Born Again.” Their last studio release was 2018’s IridescenceEarlier this year, Kevin Abstract released his own album, Arizona Baby.

Watch BROCKHAMPTON struggle in weird ways in “Boy Bye” up above.