For years, the media fawned over the parenting skills of former President Barack Obama and his wife, former First Lady Michelle Obama. However, new photos of 16-year-old Sasha Obama cast serious doubt on those praises. Judging by who she has been recently photographed with, there is a serious concern for the young woman’s well being.
This weekend, rappers Cardi B and Offset, who are expecting a child, were performing at Washington, D.C.’s Broccoli City Festival when they were met backstage by the youngest of President Obama’s daughters, Billboard reported. Photos of the group quickly began to spread on social media with many excited to see the youngest Obama. Cardi B even tweeted a photo of herself with Sahsa and followed that with more tweets praising the Obama presidency.
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“Obama did enough for this country and let’s not forget! he did it while the house was Republican,” the rapper wrote.
Obama did enough for this country and let’s not forget! he did it while the house was Republican .
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) April 30, 2018
What precisely Cardi B is referring to that President Obama accomplished is a mystery. But, that aside, there are more significant issues with this photo.
Cardi B, who often goes by the name Bardi, is a former stripper whose rap lyrics sound more like pornography than music. And, even ignoring that fact, there is a much deeper concern. The 25-year-old rapper is a known, and vocal, member of the Bloods gang. In fact, that is where the nickname Bardi comes from. A practice of Bloods gang members to replace the letter C, the first letter of the rival Crips gang, with the letter B whenever they can.
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In February, when there were rumors that Cardi B was about to be extorted by the Crips for being disrespectful, she said that she would rather be murdered than leave her thug life.
“ALWAYS BEEN IN THE STREETS. Im militant I know my oath my nation like the back of my hands I came from the streets. I been banging shit since 16 NOT AFTER FAME OR BODAK. NY is mix with bloods and crips and I deff know crips in the Pjs I came home that park shit . We say these type of words all the time all of a sudden the world is mad .Now my thing is how was ni**as that soo call claim they ‘GANGSTA’ telling me they next move ? That’s how i figure it’s for clout !cause a real gangsta do shit in silence,” she wrote on Instagram. “I will never let nobody extort me. I rather drop my flag that’s against my law. I might as well get Kill .I rather get kill and I will never let nobody put fear in my heart.”
That statement was followed by another in GQ Magazine in April in which she touted her affiliation with the gang. “When I was 16 years old, I used to hang out with a lot of,” the former stripper told GQ. “Bloods. I used to pop off with my homies. And they’d say, ‘Yo, you really get it poppin’. You should come home. You should turn Blood.’ And I did. Yes, I did.”
“You could talk to somebody that is considered Big Homie and they will tell you: ‘Don’t join a gang.’ The person that I’m under, she would tell you, ‘Don’t join a gang.’ It’s not about violence. It’s just like—it doesn’t make your money. It doesn’t make your money. I rep it, because I been repping it for such a long time,” Cardi B said. “People always be like, ‘Oh, Cardi never used to rep it when she wasn’t making music.’ Yeah, because I already got signed. I can do that now. I’m smarter than what people think. There’s so many things that I limited myself because I wanted a million-dollar contract. When I do interviews, I don’t talk about it, because I will lose my endorsements. But since the cat is out of the bag that’s how I feel. Why? For what? Why would you join a gang?”
A better question is why would a former president allow his daughter to hang out with a gangbanger? Let me be clear, the criticism is of the parenting, not the child. The truth is that the Obamas could be the worst parents in the history of the presidency, and that’s saying a lot. If this was the child of a Republican president, the mainstream media would never let us hear the end of it.