Rapper Cardi B is on the cover of W magazine’s latest issue “The Art” and she discusses her marriage, motherhood and career in the accompanying interview.
Cardi B who was already an Instagram personality before her single Bodak Yellow was topping charts, gets candid with an insight into some of her teenage years and decisions she made including joining the Bloods gang, becoming a stripper & getting her breasts done.
She also discussed getting married to rapper offset, how they work through their schedule, and life as a mom, media reactions and how rumours have affected their relationship.
Read excerpts from the interview below:
On getting pregnant shortly after breaking into the industry:
When I got pregnant, I was fucking freaking out. Everybody around me was like, ‘No, this never happened before. Every artist that had a baby, they already put in years in the game. This is your first year. You’re going to mess it up. How are you going to make it?’
Four weeks after giving birth, I was supposed to start rehearsals for a fall tour with Bruno Mars, and I couldn’t even squat down.
People don’t really talk about what you go through after pregnancy. Like, they don’t tell you that you get stitches down there or that your first two weeks you’re constipated. Or that you get contractions because of breastfeeding. I wasn’t expecting that. When Kulture was born, I felt like I was a kid again; everything was making me cry, and I needed a lot of love. I be feeling like, Do babies know who’s they mom? I feel like babies love whoever is giving them the milk, and I want to give the milk the whole time. I want her to know me. I feel better now, but sometimes I just feel so vulnerable.”
On marriage to Offset & dealing with those cheating rumors:
When I got married with my dude, we still had a lot of doubts, because our relationship is not like everybody’s. He was always traveling, and I was always traveling. We’re artists. So I used to see him, like, twice a week, and, you know, he’s known for having different women, and I’m known for, like, not taking shit from guys. But we really loved each other, and we was scared to lose each other.
Every single day there’s rumours about me and my dude. And it almost drives me crazy, because I start to believe them. I don’t have no proof. I don’t have receipts. But I just got to know my man. We practically on the phone 24 hours a day. If I can’t find him, I’m going to find his friend. Somebody going to answer the phone. But I cannot be feeling insecure, to a point that I would drive my dude away, because these people want that to happen.”