Cardi B interviews Joe Biden about COVID-19, Black Lives Matter and the importance of voting

Cardi B and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden bonded over a desire for equality during a heart-to-heart about COVID-19, the Black Lives Matter movement and the importance of voting. 

The 'WAP' rapper interviewed Biden for Elle Magazine, in which she slammed current US President Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic and highlighted the importance of fairer laws for black Americans and police officers. 

When Biden asked Cardi B what her main interest was in the upcoming US election, she said she had a long list of things she wanted in a president, but one thing was for sure. 

"First things first, I just want Trump out. I don't want to be lied to," she said. 

"We're dealing with a pandemic right now, I just want answers. I want to go to my job, I don't want to feel like I'm trapped in my home, but I don't want somebody to lie to me and tell me that it's okay to go outside, it's okay not to wear a mask, that everything is going to be okay... no." 

Biden took the opportunity to stress the importance of the younger vote, claiming that if 18- to 24-year-olds had voted in the same percentage as the rest of the population during the 2016 election, Trump would have never made it to office. 

"We could have had Hillary Clinton," he said.

"The vote matters. Your generation and the young millennials beyond that can own what happens in the next election. They can change things dramatically if they show up and vote." 

Cardi B went on to talk about the need for free healthcare and college education before tackling police brutality against Black Americans. 

"I want Black people to stop getting killed and no justice for it. I'm tired of it. I'm sick of it," she said. 

"If you kill somebody who doesn't have a weapon on them, you go to jail. You know what? If I kill somebody, I've got to go to jail. You gotta go to jail, too. That's what I want."

"There's no reason why we can't have all of that," Biden replied. 

"Black people, we're not asking for sympathy... we're just asking for equality," Cardi B continued. 

"That's it," Biden agreed. 

"One of the things that I admire about you," he continued, "is you keep talking about what I call equity. Decency, fairness. Treating people with respect". 

Biden ended the video chat with a promise, telling Cardi B: "I'll make mistakes as president, but I'll admit to those mistakes I make, and you're never gonna have to wonder whether I'll keep my word."