For every time Cardi B makes it to the glossy cover of magazines, she never, ever disappoints.
The rapper may just have some of the most iconic cover shots in recent times. In this Billboard special issue for women the year which Cardi B won, she came right through in her usual high fashion style.
On the inside, the rapper reflected on 2020, her chart-topping and controversial hit song “WAP”, activism, motherhood, and her incoming album.
“Throughout those 10 months, I kept seeing thousands and thousands of comments and tweets like, ‘She’s over. She’s a flop. She’s done with,’” Cardi told the magazine. “People tried to erase me. And I’m like, ‘Damn, that’s not fair. I’m taking a little break!’ If I put out bad music, I’m gonna get called a flop, and if I take my time, people are saying I’m over. That’s not fair.”
On being herself Cardi says
“I want to show people that you can do positive things, but you can also be yourself, I like justice. I like to work and be creative. But I also like popping my p*ssy.”
Like other musicians, the mother of one had to spend more time at home because of the pandemic but she says she found happiness therein. “I’m really happy because I have spent so much time with my family,” Kulture’s mother said. “I feel like I haven’t laughed like I have in 2020. My daughter is so funny, and I’m with her every single day. That’s what brings me happiness.”
The 28-year-old also shared she’s positive feelings about her much-anticipated album. “I feel like in 2021 I’m gonna come up real strong,” she noted.
On her activism: “I don’t know if I’m an activist. I’m a Libra — we are the justice sign. I like fairness, and I have compassion toward everybody. This is the type of person that I’ve always been. When I was a stripper, I posted the same s**t that I post now. … I just want to be a person with a platform that believes in good.”
On being a role model:
“Am I a role model? I know I’m a role model because I know there’s a lot of women like me. At the end of the day, I know I’m a b*tch that made it through because I work my *ss off, not because luck fell on my thighs. I want to show people that you can do positive things, but you can also be yourself.”
On Camaraderie among female artists Cardi B: “When female artists are rising, you don’t have to put one down because the others are rising. Every single time a female rapper comes out, people wanna start fake beef. Maybe because they don’t see me [with other women] as often as people want to. The thing is, I’m shy — and really shy to reach out to male artists, to be honest with you.”
On the expectations from female artists: “I don’t want to be like, ‘Oh, female artists, we have it hard.’ But we do fu**ing be having it mad hard! I could be bumping to one bitch’s music, and the next day, people are telling you, ‘Oh, this girl is better than Cardi. She’s gonna end Cardi.’ I hate that y’all do that. Why do you want me to argue and not like this girl? N–s be out here doing the most, being disrespectful, [but] just the other day, I was getting chewed up because I said the R-word. Like, how you gonna cancel me for calling myself retarded? They want you to be Mother Teresa, they want you to put out music, and they want you to look a certain way. It’s like, ‘Y’all gotta chill — I’m just a regular-degular bitch, man.’”
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On her daughter Kulture: “My kid is really sassy — I can tell she’s gonna be a personality. I always want her to know that she’s beautiful. She knows what type of person I am, and when she gets older, clearly she’s gonna hear me expressing myself because we live in the same damn house. I just want her to know: I might be a little crazy, but I have a good heart and I love her. I want her to be confident always. Don’t let one comment break you and make you feel like you’re not that girl. You that girl.”
On her upcoming album Cardi B says: “I have one song that is very personal and deep. It’s with another female artist, but even when I was recording it, I had to take a lot of breaks. I was looking at my engineer and he was looking like, ‘Yeah, Cardi, I feel you.’”
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