Candace Owens Challenges Cardi B to Debate, Offers $250,000 to Charity

July 30, 2019 Updated: July 31, 2019

Political activist and commentator Candace Owens is challenging rapper Cardi B to a debate over the 2020 election and is even offering $250,000 for charity.

Cardi B is using her platform of millions to push 2020 Democrats into the spotlight, having just recently met with Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) on Monday, July 29.

She shared a post on Instagram, thanking Sanders for agreeing to sit down and share on how he plans to “change this country.”

Owens took to Twitter on Tuesday to challenge Cardi B, writing that the rapper “is politically advocating for Bernie Sanders with claims that Trump is bad.” She added that she’s ready to publicly offer $250,000 to charity if Cardi B “will publicly debate her stance with either myself or ANY black conservative I choose.”

Owens added in a longer post on Instagram, “Despite complaining about how much she had to pay in taxes last year— @iamcardib is now going hard for socialist Bernie Sanders who literally wants to take money from the rich (her) and give it to the poor. I would like to publicly offer to debate her.

“There is no catch. I will put 250k into a **charity** of her choosing (accidentally wrote political campaign in the tweet bc I was thinking of her support of Bernie) if she is willing to have this discussion publicly,” she added.

“I am getting tired of cultural icons misleading their fans into political parties but being unwilling to have their positions challenged,” she added. “I think Cardi and I can showcase healthy debate and discussion amongst minorities, while allowing those that follow us to make a more informed decision.”

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Rap battle of the century. Tag her. Let’s make it happen. We conservatives typically say that musicians and athletes have no place in politics and are typically being used as pawns by people that are much smarter than them. Rather than make that claim, why don’t we give them an opportunity to prove to us that they actually deserve to be taken seriously? Despite complaining about how much she had to pay in taxes last year— @iamcardib is now going hard for socialist Bernie Sanders who literally wants to take money from the rich (her) and give it to the poor. I would like to publicly offer to debate her. There is no catch. I will put 250k into a **charity** of her choosing (accidentally wrote political campaign in the tweet bc I was thinking of her support of Bernie) if she is willing to have this discussion publicly. I am getting tired of cultural icons misleading their fans into political parties but being unwilling to have their positions challenged. I think Cardi and I can showcase healthy debate and discussion amongst minorities, while allowing those that follow us to make a more informed decision. TAG CARDI. #blexit

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Cardi B declined Owen’s offer and wrote on Twitter, “Why don’t you use that 250k for a charity that will be more helpful.” She added that she likes Bernie Sanders because he has been “fighting” for equality since the ’60s.

Cardi B said in another tweet that her goal is “to educate the youth,” despite the provocative content of her music and lyrics.

Owens responded in an Instagram post, elaborating on her offer.

“Cardi B has made the consistent claim that Trump is a racist. That should be a pretty easy thesis to prove. Hispanics and blacks that support him know that he has done more for minorities than Barack Obama did before him,” she wrote, adding, “If education, and not DNC propaganda is truly her goal—why not allow her followers to hear both sides of the debate so that they are informed?”

“My offer is simple,” she wrote. “250k to a charity of her choice if she will sit down, at the @turningpointusa Black Leadership Summit with me and discuss her stance.

“To quiet any noise that this is a publicity stunt, I am also offering that if she would rather sit with a black conservative other than me— I will set up the debate up between her and @larryeldershow instead,” Owens said.

“Because It’s not about me— it’s about the truth,” she wrote.

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Cardi responded— so I want to elaborate on my offer here. @iamcardib has made the consistent claim that Trump is a racist. That should be a pretty easy thesis to prove. Hispanics and blacks that support him know that he has done more for minorities than Barack Obama did before him. If education, and not DNC propaganda is truly her goal— why not allow her followers to hear both sides of the debate so that they are informed? My offer is simple. 250k to a charity of her choice if she will sit down, at the @turningpointusa Black Leadership Summit with me and discuss her stance. To quiet any noise that this is a publicity stunt, I am also offering that if she would rather sit with a black conservative other than me— I will set up the debate up between her and @larryeldershow instead. Because It’s not about me— it’s about the truth. The truth is that Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson have avoided debating Larry Elder for DECADES. The truth is also that every puppet on CNN who swears Trump is a racist, avoids debating minority conservatives who know he’s not. The DNC likes their minorities emotional, loud, and uneducated— and they consistently use hip-hop artists to further their Machiavellian agenda to destroy our communities. My belief is that Cardi B (who I believe is a conservative and just doesn’t realize it) is being used by the DNC. They believe she is a “useful idiot” and are using her to distract minority Americans from looking at their horrible policies. I’m happy to be proven wrong. And I’m sure Larry Elder is to. If nothing else— the discussion will show the world that minorities are capable of respectful dialogue. All Cardi has to do is show up, and the funds are guaranteed. Why would anyone who truly believes what they believe say no to something so simple? Tag her in the comments and ask her to do it! #BLEXIT

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“The truth is that Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson have avoided debating Larry Elder for DECADES. The truth is also that every puppet on CNN who swears Trump is a racist, avoids debating minority conservatives who know he’s not,” Owens wrote.

“The DNC likes their minorities emotional, loud, and uneducated— and they consistently use hip-hop artists to further their Machiavellian agenda to destroy our communities,” she continued.

“My belief is that Cardi B (who I believe is a conservative and just doesn’t realize it) is being used by the DNC. They believe she is a ‘useful idiot’ and are using her to distract minority Americans from looking at their horrible policies,” she wrote.

“I’m happy to be proven wrong. And I’m sure Larry Elder is to. If nothing else— the discussion will show the world that minorities are capable of respectful dialogue. All Cardi has to do is show up, and the funds are guaranteed,” Owens says in the post.

She concluded with a question: “Why would anyone who truly believes what they believe say no to something so simple?”

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