Cardi B's former AP government teacher slammed critics who are 'trashing' the rapper's outspoken stance on politics: 'Take a seat'

Ryan Kang/AP Images for the NFLCardi B’s high school teacher defended her.
  • Cardi B has recently been criticised for being outspoken about her political views.
  • Her high school history and government teacher, Joan Hill, stood up for her in a Facebook post that was shared on Twitter by a fan account and has gone viral.
  • In the post, Hill addressed the people who have been “trashing” the rapper and said: “She probably scored higher than you on the US History Regents exam [statewide standardised tests that are required for high school students] and was in my AP [Advanced Placement] govt class.”
  • Hill also told critics to, “STFU and take a seat.”

Cardi B has been criticised for speaking openly about politics, and her AP Government teacher isn’t having it.

On Saturday, a fan account for the rapper shared a now-viral screenshot of a post that was written by Joan Hill, who taught Cardi B at the Renaissance High School for Musical Theatre and the Arts in Bronx, New York.

In the post, Hill addressed the people who have been “trashing Cardi B for representing a political voice.” She went on to say that “she probably scored higher than you on the US History Regents exam [statewide standardised tests that are required for high school students] and was in my AP [Advanced Placement] govt class.”

Hill added: “You’re not nearly busy as her, and what have you done to advance political discourse in this country?”

The teacher went on to applaud the “Bodak Yellow” singer for using her “national platform” to discuss important topics.

She concluded by saying: “STFU and take a seat.”


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People who spotted the tweet were quick to applaud Hill for speaking out. One person said that they passed their Regents exam because of Hill, while another individual called her “the best History teacher in the Bronx.”

Even Cardi B praised Hill while visiting her old school and speaking with CBS correspondent Maurice DuBois.

“I know that she’s strict, but every single day until this day of my life, Ms. Hill was always in my head,” she said.

Although some were surprised to learn that Cardi B excelled in history, other fans were already aware. Recently, the 26-year-old explained that she turned down an offer to perform at the halftime show for the 2019 Super Bowl because she wanted to “stand behind” Colin Kaepernick. The former NFL player sparked controversy in 2016 when he chose to kneel during the national anthem and raise awareness regarding police brutality, racial inequality, and other social issues.

She also took to Instagram during the partial government shutdown and expressed sympathy for the federal government workers had to work without pay during the period. Recently, Cardi B gained attention after responding to Tomi Lahren, a conservative commentator who slammed the rapper’s comments regarding the shutdown and President Trump’s proposal for a wall.

“You’re so blinded with racism that you don’t even realise the decisions the president you root for is destroying the country you claim to love so much,” Cardi B wrote. “You are a perfect example on no matter how educated or smart you think you are you still a SHEEP!”

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