Cardi B is gracing W magazine’s Art Issue and inside her feature interview, the Hip Hop star shoots straight from the hip as she talks about everything from marriage to motherhood.
Read 7 standout Cardi B quotes from the feature below.
On Her Marriage To Offset:
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 sh-t from guys. But we really loved each other, and we was scared to lose each other.
On Dealing With Rumors:
Every single day there’s rumors 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.
On Her Pregnancy:
When I got pregnant, I was f–king 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?’
While I was pregnant, I kept telling myself, I can’t wait till I’m back out there. I’m going to look hot, and I’m going to be that bitch.
On Her Postpartum Experience:
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, like I’m not ready for the world yet. It’s weird.
On Pulling Out Of Bruno Mars’ Tour:
I was going to make millions off my Bruno Mars tour, and I sacrificed that to stay with my daughter. I love my daughter.
On Her Shoe-Tossing Dust-Up With Nicki Minaj:
For a while now she’s been taking a lot of shots at me. I spoke to her twice before, and we came to an understanding. But she kept it going.
I’m a good-ass f–king mom. So for somebody that don’t have a child to like that comment? So many people want to say that party wasn’t the time or the place, but I’m not going to catch another artist in the grocery store or down the block.
On Advice She Received From Kris Jenner:
Kris told me, ‘People are going to talk badly about you, but it doesn’t really matter as long as you’re making money.’
And it’s true. If you read the online comments, it seems like everybody hates the Kardashians. Each and every one of them. But how can that be true if everything they sell sells out?
Read Cardi B’s full interview at W magazine.