Why Are Cardi B & Penn Badgley Garnering Internet’s Attention?


Cardi B and Penn Badgley have formed a new bond. The rapper and the actor recently started interacting on Twitter and have a newly formed friendship. 

Cardi B and Penn Badgley recently started talking on Twitter after Cardi B saw a video in which Penn praised her social media profiles, saying that she has “an authentic relationship” with these platforms. As he put it, “To me, it’s this incredibly nuanced place to be, and despite what many might judge as antics, I feel she has an incredibly authentic relationship to that, and I think that’s why people like her so much.”

The nearly two-minute-long video was initially brought to Cardi’s attention by Twitter user @DearBelcalis. “Penn Badgley aka Joe Goldberg of #YOUSEASON3 is a Cardi B stan never forget,” the fan wrote. After watching the clip for herself, Cardi couldn’t hold back her excitement. “OOOOMMFFFGGGGGG HE KNOWS ME!!!” she tweeted. “OMMMGGGG!!!!!! Yoooo like I’m famous famous.” Badgley responded, of course, but he was speechless.

He literally could only say, “I—”

Badgley then changed his Twitter avatar to a photo of a blue-haired Cardi B, further cementing his stan status. To which Cardi B responded by sharing a video of a kid looking at a camera and asking his mom, “Is that you? Is that me?”

The exchange between both has all the attention of fans. 

“He’s gonna stalk you,” @boi_bardi tweeted, referencing Joe Goldberg’s tendency to keep close tabs on his victims in the series. Another fan interpreted Cardi’s tweet from Joe’s perspective: “Joe be like: hmm you quoted a tweet…not just any tweet but MY tweet. with all these people tweeting tonight, you quoted MINE while scrolling through the tl. what was it that intrigued you? i need to know more. i need to know what you’re thinking. i need to know YOU.”

Penn’s interaction with Cardi B comes as a pleasant surprise because the Gossip Girl star previously shared that he feels overwhelmed by social media.

On the Baha’i Blogcast with Rainn Wilson, the actor said that he felt that the “most meaningful contribution I have to make as an individual is on these platforms,” reasoning that he should use his fame to uplift others. 

“And in trying to have a pure intention and honest interaction on these spaces, I also found that I was completely overwhelmed by being conscious of how many likes or retweets or whatever,” he explained. “It was such a convoluted way to be like, ‘acting.'”

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