Seen above after she made the mistake of blowing her on-and-off again husband Offset after he allegedly visited one of his many alleged side pieces, Cardi B is on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar. In the article, which took place at her favorite nail salon in the Bronx, Cardi gives a very candid interview about how fame has affected her life, whether or not she’s getting back with Offset (SPOILER ALERT: They got back together), and how she battled postpartum depression after the birth of her daughter Kulture.
First of all, I knew this was going to be a great interview when I found out it was conducted at a nail salon next to a hair store that can only be described as the Walmart of Weaves. The interview, written by Vanessa Grigoriadis, opens with Cardi admitting to feeling like a character from a beloved fairy tale. Which is true because it wasn’t too long ago she was fighting bitches like Chun-Li on Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta and now she’s one of the most sought after, famous faces plastered all over social media and television. However, she could really care less about the fame. She mainly just wants the money.
“I feel like my life is a fairy tale and I’m a princess—rags to riches, people trying to sabotage,” she says. But she also complains fervently about being over the fairy-tale life and wanting peace and quiet. “Before, I cared about everything—relationship, gossip. Now I don’t feel like I have the time to please people,” she explains. “I don’t care about anything anymore—just my career and my kid.” What about money, the thing she raps about caring for quite a bit? “Well, I care about my career because of my money,” Cardi says, giving me a “c’mon, stupid” face.
Soon after the conversation shifts to her estranged husband Offset, who has been desperately singing his Baby Baby PLEASE‘s like he’s the new Keith Sweat. Cardi claims that the two of them aren’t really speaking and said they may or my not get back together again. When asked if her family, some of whom were with her at the salon, had any influence over her decision she kept it 100% Cardi.
“No, I decided on my own,” she declares, looking me straight in the eye. “Nobody makes my decisions about my life but me.” Before they broke up, Offset begged Cardi to see a therapist. “I didn’t want to go to marriage counseling,” she says, in a firm tone of voice. “He suggested it, but it’s like, ‘I don’t want to go.’ There’s no counselor or nothing that could make me change my mind.”
She speaks about a few other topics like her upbringing and that shoe throwing incident with silicone’s best friend Nicki Minaj. But the interview gets very personal when she discusses her daughter Kulture. She admitted to suffering from postpartum depression as well as wanting to spend more time with her.
“When I gave birth, the doctor told me about postpartum, and I was like, ‘Well, I’m doing good right now, I don’t think that’s going to happen.’ But out of nowhere, the world was heavy on my shoulders.” Realizing that taking KK with her on the tour bus was unrealistic but unable to bear leaving her at home, Cardi dropped out of a lucrative tour with Bruno Mars. She started feeling better a couple of months after the baby was born, she says, and her mother has been helping out; Cardi hasn’t hired professional help because she isn’t sure she can trust anyone outside her family.
I can see Offset now curled up with his issue at night crying himself to sleep while repeating “She still love me….My baby still love me”
Here’s more shots from the spread:
“I like to have sex. That doesn’t mean I have to have it with everybody.”
—@iamcardib talks her sexual persona, fame, and setting a good example for her daughter in BAZAAR’s March 2019 issue: https://t.co/iEN0l0tLBd pic.twitter.com/zMd3nTX1zf
— Harper's Bazaar (@harpersbazaarus) February 7, 2019
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Introducing our March 2019 cover star, @iamCardiB! The rapper talks fame, family and whether she’ll ever get back together with Offset. Tap the link in bio to see the full story. Photography by @marianovivanco Fashion editor @kollincarter Hair by @tokyostylez Makeup by @erika_lapearl_mua Editor in chief @glendabailey #CardiB wears @balenciaga and @bulgariofficial
Pic: Mariano Vivanco/Harper’s Bazaar