At 25, the Bronx rapper recently gave birth to her first baby, Kulture, with Migos member Offset, an endeavor that no other female rapper has taken on at the beginning of her career.
"When I got pregnant, I was fucking freaking out,” Cardi told W. “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?’"
Despite her crippling fears, Cardi's confidence allowed her to maneuver being a new mom, which, according to her, came with a plethora of surprises."“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.”
The rap icon has also revealed that she and husband Offset are planning to raise baby Kulture in their Atlanta home, with big plans for her future. “My baby. That’s all I give a fuck about right now,” Cardi said. “I’m thinking about how my money’s going to last so this girl is 21 and put in college. I’m thinking about investments. I’m thinking about five years from now and about the craziest shit like, How am I going to discipline this girl?”
Read the full interview with Cardi here.