Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gets slammed for quoting rapper Cardi B's lyrics: 'You have a civic duty to write intelligibly'

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is not your average congresswoman. And by the looks of her latest tweets, she’s just fine with that.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stirred up controversy by tweeting out Cardi B lyrics. (Photos: Getty Images)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stirred up controversy by tweeting out Cardi B lyrics. (Photos: Getty Images)
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The 29-year-old representative-elect turned heads as soon as she came onto the scene as a candidate for New York’s 14th Congressional District. And now that she’s entering Congress, she’s continuing to push boundaries as the youngest woman there. Most recently, it’s with a shout-out to one of her state’s own, rapper Cardi B, whose lyrics Ocasio-Cortez seemed to think were a fitting response to the recent criticism she’s been facing.



In a couple of tweets, Ocasio-Cortez quoted a verse from Cardi’s song “Best Life,” where the Bronx native raps about how she’s been determined to stay the same, despite now having a platform. “Mood,” the congresswoman wrote beside a link to the song, making it seem like the lyrics might resonate with her continued commentary on her personal finances and her wardrobe.



Still, plenty of people have a problem with Ocasio-Cortez’s belief that rap lyrics are a proper way to project those feelings.




Others think it makes the congresswoman more “real.”




Regardless of differing opinions, Ocasio-Cortez is certainly on people’s minds. Now, she’s trying to turn the attention back to conversations about politics as usual.


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