Cardi B Says Media Ruined Pregnancy Announcement, Reacts To People Saying She’s Offset’s 4th Baby Mama: I’m not having a baby w/ a shitty-ass man.
Cardi B is lounging lavishly at her Atlanta home until the birth of her child and her fall tour with Bruno Mars. Coming off the success of her debut album “Invasion of Privacy”, which garnered the most first-week streams from a female artist on Apple Music and debuted at No. 1 on Billboard 200 album chart. As Cardi still racks in accolades and recognition from singles like “I Like It,’ her feminine charged track “Girls” with Rita Ora, Charlie XCX, and Bebe Rexha, and Maroon 5’s Cardi-assisted single, “Girls Like You.”
As she tries to relax and plan her baby shower, the highly outspoken “Bickenhead” rapper found time to sit down with Rolling Stone to discuss her views on gun laws, President Donald Trump, the story of how she told Offset she was pregnant, the future she wants for her unborn child, and her annoyance with her label – Atlantic Records – finding out about her pregnancy through the media.
What makes her so grounded:
I built the fan base. No record label, no money, nothing can make you. You make yourself.
Her thoughts on people who look down on her:
These people who want to take food out of my mouth, and my future child’s mouth and my parents’ mouth – for what?
When she first found out when she was pregnant, she FaceTimed him:
He was like, ‘What? Are you sure?’?” I said, ‘Yeah.’ And then he just started smiling really hard.
She confesses her skepticism with having it, questioning Offset on what to do:
He said, ‘What do you mean, what are you going to do? You’re going to keep it.’
She continues and talked about the reaction she received from her team:
A lot of successful women have kids, and a lot of successful artists have kids, but not at the peak of their career. It was like, ‘You can’t do this. This might f-ck up your career.’
She also talks about how her label, Atlantic, found out:
The media didn’t even let me tell people, and I hated that. I really wanted to tell them [Atlantic Records] myself, to sit down with them and tell everybody that I am pregnant and I have a plan.
How she handles some criticizing the fact that Offset has three children and three baby mama’s:
People want to make fun of me, saying I’m the fourth baby mom. I know I’m not having a baby with a shitty-ass man.
Her thoughts on Donald Trump:
He has made divisions in this country – he almost made a crazy civil war between the blacks and the whites. He has proven himself to be a madman so many times, and proven himself to be disrespectful to women, and that still hasn’t gotten him impeached.
Clinton got impeached for cheating on his wife, and it’s so clear that this ni–a has sex with so many porn stars, and he’s just been shown to be a dickhead, and it’s like, ‘Nope.’
She speaks on people being able to possess weapons:
God forbid, the government tries to take us over, and we can’t defend ourselves because we don’t have no weapons. How do you think American colonizers went to Africa and it was so easy for them to get those people? Because they had guns. No matter what weapon you have, you can’t beat a gun.
She speaks on the potential of being a new mother:
What I envision is my tour bus has my own personal room, and I just want to be with my baby. Only time I don’t have my baby with me is when I’m getting my hair done, makeup done, performing.
I don’t want to miss one second. I don’t want to miss no smiles, I don’t want to miss no new movement, I don’t want the baby to confuse me and the babysitter.
The expectations she has for people talking about her child:
My feelings get hurt when people online talking about family members. I think I’ll kill somebody if somebody talking about my child like that.
She foresees how she’s going to connect with her child:
You have a choice. I could maintain you. I could spoil you if you go to college. Or if you want to be independent, go ahead. When you a teenager and you 18, 19, you can’t get no job that pays you more than $200 a week. You want to become a stripper? ‘Cause I became a stripper ’cause I ain’t have no choice? You gonna be getting your ass smacked by ni–as that have less money than you, less of an education than you, but they going to feel like they better than you because they feel like you need them. You want to live like that? That’s how I’m going to talk to my kid.
She says she doesn’t want to be looked at differently because she’s a mother:
Just because I’m a mom, my street credibility’s not gone, my sex appeal’s not gone.