Cardi B has had enough of fame pressure and people meddling in her life, so much so that it inspired her debut full-length album.
The rapper stopped by SiriusXM studios today and spoke with Sway Calloway on the radio show Sway in the Morning to discuss everything from fiance Offset helping her with her music to what she learned about money. Cardi B made a particular note about her increased anxiety since skyrocketing into super stardom, with the constant stress of every song claiming a spot on the Billboard Hot 100. The topic of pressure is something she also discussed deeply in her candid profile with GQ.
“To me, it’s not been easy writing. This has been the hardest thing ever. It’s not easy to focus on a song because the type of pressure everyone has put on me. Like, at first when I was doing music it was fun and I was so eager to get in the studio all the time. Now, I get anxiety when I go to the studio because everybody is like expecting some crazy magic from me,” she said.
“Stop expecting that everything is going to be a #1. Every song that I make, stop comparing me to another person,” she continued.
The meaning behind her album title, Invasion of Privacy, shares a similar sentiment: “When I was doing my album these past couple of months, my privacy has been invaded the most. I feel like I give people a lot and people still want more. When it comes to my pregnancy, I had people harassing me, stalking me. If it’s not something about me, it’s something about my man.”
She even compares herself to “an animal at the zoo.” Watch the full interview below.