"I Feel Like I Don’t Have My Balance Right Yet"

Cardi B gets real about her baby, Kulture, and the postpartum depression that comes with childbirth. The ‘Money’ rapper shares her story with Harper’s Bazaar.

“It was too hard,” Cardi says of her experience with nursing baby Kulture. The celebrity mom decided against breastfeeding her daughter after several failed attempts.


Nursing wasn’t the only thing that Cardi B struggled with after giving birth to her and husband Offset’s daughter. The rapper, who is often characterized by her high energy, also went through a period of postpartum depression.

“I thought I was going to avoid it,” Cardi B says of her battle with the postpartum depression bug. “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.”

Cardi B was able to bounce back and get in a more positive headspace. The rapper, however, still feels as if something is off in her body after childbirth. “For some reason, I still don’t feel like my body’s the same,” Cardi tells Harper’s Bazaar. “I feel like I don’t have my balance right yet,” she explains. “When it comes to heels, I’m not as good at walking anymore. I feel like I’m holding a weight on me. I don’t know why because I’m skinnier than I’ve ever been. But there’s an energy I haven’t gotten back yet that I had before I was pregnant. It’s just the weirdest thing.”

Cardi B is generally an open book to her public. The celebrity mom does not share a lot of pictures of her daughter online for security reasons, though.

“As soon as she was born, one month in [Offset] was like, ‘She’s so beautiful. Watch how people gonna go crazy.’ ‘Cause a lot of people were saying mean stuff, like that we don’t post her because she’s ugly,” Cardi shares. “[Offset] was like, ‘I’m about to post my baby right now.’ But then we were very concerned because we were getting a lot of threats, so he said, ‘The world don’t even deserve to see her.'”

The world has not seen much of Kulture’s face. Cardi B’s social media followers have, however, seen the little one’s style. Kulture’s wardrobe is made up of both casual and extravagant clothing. Cardi B is definitely one to find cute outfits for her daughter at Target all while buying customized pieces by designers such as Versace.

Will Cardi B share more of her daughter as time passes and Kulture grows? We will have to wait and see! Stay tuned for more celebrity baby news!

Photo: Harper’s Bazaar



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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