The surprising celebrity friends of politicians
The worlds of stardom and politics are closer than you think
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We have entered a time where celebrities have little choice but to make their politics clear. The seemingly separate realms of celebrity and politics have blurred, with many stars even trying their hand at running for office. What’s more, there are plenty of A-listers who are surprisingly good friends with political figures.
Cardi B is the latest to make headlines with her relationship to Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. The two are reportedly working on a campaign video aimed at getting young voters engaged in politics before the 2020 election. They met on July 29 at a Detroit nail salon to discuss student debt, climate change, and minimum wage, among other topics.
Sanders has previously told Jimmy Kimmel that he and the rapper have had many phone calls. "She is really smart, and she is deeply concerned about what’s happening in this country," he said.
Cardi B posted a photo of their meeting on Instagram thanking Sanders for his time, and added, "Stay tuned to see how he will fight for economic, racial, and social justice for all. Together, let’s build a movement of young people to transform this country."
But this friendship is far from the first. Here's a roundup of those interesting friendships, from all around the world.
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