Nigerian government responds after Cardi B asks for citizenship

"Shit ain’t no joke!'

The Nigerian government has said it is open to granting citizenship to Cardi B after the rapper expressed concern over Donald Trump‘s airstrikes against Iran.

The US President sparked international concern last week when he ordered a drone strike in Baghdad which killed Iran’s Major General Qassem Soleimani, the latest move amid rising tensions between Washington and Tehran.

The international fall-out from the Trump-ordered drone attack on Soleimani’s convoy in Iraq on Friday (January 3) continue to be felt, with diplomatic tensions rising and Iran vowing to exact “severe revenge” on the US.

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Posting on Twitter, the ‘Bodak Yellow’ rapper questioned whether a move to Nigeria could be on the cards in order to avoid any revenge attacks.

“Naaaaa these memes are fuckin [emoji] but shit ain’t no joke!” she wrote.

“Specially [sic] being from New York. It’s sad this man is putting Americans live [sic] in danger.Dumbest move Trump did till date …I’m filing for my Nigerian citizenship.”

In response, Nigerian government official Abike Dabiri-Erewa then confirmed that citizenship could be a very real option for the star.

“As one in charge of the Diaspora for Ngr, We can’t wait to receive you again,” she wrote.

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“Our doors are open, sister. And you need to talk a walk through the Door of Return in Badagry. It’s an indescribable experience.”

Cardi is among the many famous faces to voice their concern over the attack, with System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian expressing fears that it could lead to another war.

“A month before [Trump’s] impeachment trial in the Senate and on an election year Trump makes a call to assassinate a leader of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards,” Tankian wrote on Twitter. “A move Clinton made, bombing Iraq before his Senate impeachment.”

Last week’s drone attack also prompted a response from Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos after his band’s name began trending on social media following the death of Soleimani.

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