Cardi B’s ubiquity continues to grow, to the enjoyment some and the detriment others. And while, admittedly, her every move seems to be documented, The Breakfast Club is always a welcome watch. Today, the Invasion Of Privacy rapper stopped by to chop it up with DJ Envy, Angela Yee, and her biggest fan Charlamagne Tha God. Now that the pregnancy news has been revealed, it’s refreshing to see Bardi drop the pretenses and speak about it openly. After proudly alluding to a night passion and ad-libs (probably), she claimed that she never planned to have a child, but ultimately decided against abortion.
For those who are more interested in the music, there’s plenty on deck. Cardi reveals that she actually had a lot creative control, despite rumors that Atlantic was attempting to steer the album’s direction. “I had full control,” affirms Cardi, before tackling the ghostwriting talk head on. “Pardison is not a ghostwriter, he’s a co-writer,” explains Cardi. “I credit him in all the songs that he been in…I’m putting my people on, you know what I’m saying”? Atlantic noticed his working skills, they notice his music, they signed him too!”
When asked whether she’s doing music strictly for the money, Cardi gives an interesting answer. “I enjoy doing music,” she says, her voice taking a reflective tone. “Lately it’s been a little so-so. I feel like people have made it something that’s so hard to enjoy. People have made it for me like it’s a job…People want to put me to these standards that I never asked for…I never called myself the greatest lyrical person…People just expect so much from me.”
For more from Cardi, check out the whole interview below.