Cardi B spoke with Billboard’s Keith Caulfield backstage at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday (May 1), chatting about her six BBMAs wins, being a mother, and when fans can expect some new music from her.
Speaking of winning the Hot 100 song of the year for her Maroon 5 collaboration “Girls Like You,” Cardi B tells Billboard that it was a struggle getting to be in the video for the track because she was in the middle of making her record and she was trying to hide her pregnancy.
“That’s why I wore that big yellow blazer,” she reveals. “I was just like, how am I going to do these things? And we did all of that, and the song was so successful…I don’t care what people say about me, I don’t care if people like me or not. I have an ear for good music. I know what’s gonna be hot, I know what’s gonna be kind of mediocre, and I was like, yo, this song is gonna be so crazy. And then for me to see it go No. 1, I was like yes! Bingo!”
Cardi B also discusses balancing her music career with being a mother, sharing that while she wishes she could take more time off, she also as to be on her A-game. “My daughter be seeing me and is just be so fun and is so cute,” she adds. “I love her. She’s so special.”
In the interview, Cardi is also asked when fans can expect some new music from her. “I am working on new music,” she replies. “I’m working on new music, but not as much. I’m clearing my schedule because I’m locking in, and when I’m locking in, that’s just day and night in the studio…sleeping in the studio, making that my home. I do definitely got some new music coming, though. Stay tuned.”
You can watch the full interview with Cardi B above.