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‘Our Doors Are Open’: Cardi B Jokes About Filing for Nigerian Citizenship, the Government Responds

Cardi B said she may head to Nigeria if things get worse between Iran and the United States.

Last week, President Donald Trump ordered a drone strike on Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, killing him as well as Iraqi militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis as they were leaving an airport in Baghdad, the capital of neighboring Iraq.

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Afterward, talk of a world war began to surface on social media sites, and some created memes as a way to express their concern. Cardi weighed in on the conversation on Jan. 3 via Twitter and said she’s applying for Nigerian citizenship.

“Naaaaa these memes are f–kin😅 😅 😩but sh– ain’t no joke!” she tweeted. “Specially being from New York. Its sad this man is putting Americans live in danger. Dumbest move Trump did till date …I’m filing for my Nigerian citizenship. Picking my tribe.”


Cardi also posted a photo of her husband Offset dressed in traditional African garb and wrote, “Convince him to move with me.”

On Jan. 3, Chairwoman and CEO of the Nigerian Diaspora Commission Abike Dabiri-Erewa responded to Cardi on Twitter and said she’d love to have the rapper come to her country.


Cardi visited West African countries like Ghana and Nigeria last month and donated groceries to a Nigerian orphanage.

“As one in charge of the Diaspora for Ngr, we can’t wait to receive you again,” tweeted Dabiri-Erewa. “Our doors are open, sister. And you need to talk a walk through the Door of Return in Badagry. It’s an indescribable experience.”

On Tuesday night, Iran retaliated by launching several missiles at two Iraqi military bases that host American military personnel.

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