"Don’t Ever Feel Like, 'I’m Going To Get It Because I’m Cardi And Offset’s Kid'"

Raising two kids come with its share of pressure. Cardi B is starting to feel the heat after welcoming her and Offset’s son, Wave, last September.


“It’s been very stressful,” the ‘Hot Sh*t’ rapper tells Vogue: Singapore. “I’ve been up all night and all day with my baby for the past two days—but what can you do, you know,” the recording artist asked.

Cardi B became a mom for the first time four years ago. The rapper was still in the process of launching her career and was certain at the time that she would have a nanny to care for her daughter. Everything changed, however, when Kulture arrived.

“I didn’t have an album out when I found out I was pregnant,” Cardi says of her beginnings. “Everybody was so nervous for my career and future, but I kept telling them, ‘It’s easy. Trust me, I’m going to have a nanny and she’s going to travel up and down with me. It’s not even going to be a hassle,'” the recording artist shares.

“When the baby got here, I couldn’t even think about getting a nanny because I was afraid of anybody being around her besides my family. I’ve never had a nanny for Kulture.”

Cardi has heavily relied on her and Offset’s village when it has come to being away from home to build her empire. The recording artist and her husband believe in showering their kids with both affection and material possessions. Cardi B, however, isn’t in the business of rearing extremely privileged children.

“They need to know to never feel comfortable. Don’t ever feel like, ‘I’m going to get it because I’m Cardi and Offset’s kid,'” the rapper tells Vogue: Singapore. “They are never going to know what struggle feels like, so they might not have that hunger I had to leave the streets,” Cardi admits. “Even though my kids are well-off, I want them to know that when you work for things and achieve it, it’s more respected—especially when people see that you bust your a*s for it.”

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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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