On the heels of the release of her debut album Invasion of Privacy, Cardi B stopped by Hot 97 to have an open and honest conversation about a number of topics, ranging from her past as a stripper to people criticizing her for getting pregnant at this moment in her career.
Cardi confesses that prior commitments have prevented her from adequately preparing for the arrival of her first child, saying, “I haven’t even planned anything out for the baby yet.” However, she says that once the baby arrives, she plans to take some time off.
Cardi B, addressing the people who question why she’s having a baby during what is currently the height of her career, wondered why she can’t have both—the child and the career—at the same time. “Why do I have to be in my mid-30’s to have a baby?,” she asks. “What am I doing wrong? I’m a grown woman... I’m 25 years old, and I’m going to say this in the most humble way, I’m a millionaire. I’m established.” She also lets it slip that her and Offset have a name in mind.
At many points throughout their conversation, the usually animated and humorous Cardi strikes a more serious tone, especially when it comes to addressing her past as a stripper. She admits that her decision to go down that particular career path was solely meant to help her pay bills, and give her an opportunity to get something to eat as she attended community college.
At the 6:15 mark, Cardi reveals that if she were to do a film in the near future, she would lean towards a comedy. As for rumors involving her working on a film, she says, “I’ve just been taking meetings, but I haven’t really confirmed anything. I haven’t signed anything.” When asked about how she was able to secure a Chance the Rapper feature, Cardi says, at the 35:45 mark, “This record ["Best Life"] felt like it was so him, and we reached out to him. And he did a verse, but I felt like I needed him on the hook. But he was very busy. He was in Australia.” After some work from a person she refers to as "my man," the track came out just as she had hoped.
Watch the interview in its entirety above.