Cardi B Opens Up About Her Career & Being a New Mom in 'W': 'My Baby — That's All I Give a F— About Right Now'

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Bronx rapper Cardi B talked about her previous, her profitable profession and her journey to motherhood in an unique interview with W journal printed Tuesday (Oct. 9).

Before Cardi took the world by storm along with her 2017 breakthrough hit "Bodak Yellow," she was a younger stripper from New York City who utilized her resilient work ethic to outlive and obtain her goals. By creating hilariously magnetic movies on Instagram in her New York Latina accent, Cardi shortly gathered hundreds of followers who would later turn out to be the most important supporters of her music profession. Her breakthrough music "Bodak Yellow" propelled her to the highest of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making her the primary feminine solo rapper to high the chart since Lauryn Hill in 1998. The hit single later paved the best way for her Invasion of Privacy album launched earlier this yr, together with changing into the primary feminine rapper to attain three No. 1 singles on the Hot 100.

At 25, the Bronx rapper just lately gave delivery to her first child, Kulture, with Migos member Offset, an endeavor that no different feminine rapper has taken on at the start of her profession.

"When I received pregnant, I used to be fucking freaking out,” Cardi advised W. “Everybody round me was like, ‘No, this by no means occurred earlier than. Every artist that had a child, they already put in years within the sport. This is your first yr. You’re going to mess it up. How are you going to make it?’"

Despite her crippling fears, Cardi's confidence allowed her to maneuver being a brand new mother, which, in response to her, got here with a plethora of surprises."“People don’t actually speak about what you undergo after being pregnant. Like, they don’t inform you that you simply get stitches down there or that your first two weeks you’re constipated. Or that you simply get contractions due to breastfeeding. I wasn’t anticipating that. When Kulture was born, I felt like I used to be a child once more, every little thing was making me cry, and I wanted loads of love. I be feeling like, Do infants know who’s they mother? I really feel like infants love whoever is giving them the milk, and I wish to give the milk the entire time. I need her to know me.”

The rap icon has additionally revealed that she and husband Offset are planning to lift child Kulture of their Atlanta dwelling, with huge plans for her future. “My child. That’s all I give a fuck about proper now,” Cardi stated. “I’m eager about how my cash’s going to final so this woman is 21 and put in faculty. I’m eager about investments. I’m eager about 5 years from now and in regards to the craziest shit like, How am I going to self-discipline this woman?”

Read the complete interview with Cardi right here.