BEVERLY HILLS, January 07, (THEWILL) – American rapper, Belcalis Marlenis popularly known as Cardi B, has asked Nigerians to pick a Nigerian name for her, following her recent announcement that she would file for a Nigerian citizenship.
She had made the announcement in reaction to the killing of a top Iranian General, Qasem Soleimani, by the United States government in an air attack in Baghdad.
“Specially being from New York. It’s sad this man (Trump) is putting Americans’ lives in danger. Dumbest move Trump did till date (sic) … I’m filing for my Nigerian citizenship,” the 27-year old rapper said.
She has, however, now gone a step further by asking Nigerians to help her decide on a name.
“Let’s settle this ones and for all CHIOMA B Or Cadijat,” she tweeted.
The singer’s love for Nigeria seemed to have blossomed after her visit to the country, on December 5th for a performance, during which she appeared to have had a swell time.
During her stay which lasted about three days, she was engaged in many activities, including a visit to a motherless babies’ home in the Lekki area of Lagos State.
She also partied with some of Nigeria’s top entertainment stars and thereafter, travelled to Ghana before returning to the US.
Beyond speaking about obtaining a Nigerian citizenship, the singer had previously tweeted photos of herself, her husband, offset and her daughter, all dressed in Nigerian native attires – in what appeared to be an endorsement of the Nigerian culture.
She had also previously retweeted that she was picking her tribe and asked her fans to convince her husband to move with her.
The tweets have since generated a lot of comments and diverse reactions.