This week Cardi B graces the cover of People Español as their "Star of the Year." In her cover story, the “I Like It” rapper opens up about balancing motherhood with her snowballing fame, and getting bread while still being there for her daughter Kulture.
“I don’t want to miss nothing from my baby,” she told the magazine, reiterating that she decided to pull out of her tour with Bruno Mars because she didn’t want to spend that much time away from Kulture. “I read that babies forget people so quick; I don’t want her to forget me. I don’t want her thinking that somebody else is her mom; I want her to love me as her mom. I want to be the one that when she cries, I’m the one that stops her from crying.”
After “Bodak Yellow” dominated 2017, Cardi returned with her debut No. 1 album Invasion of Privacy in April. But Becalis told the magazine her greatest achievement over the past two years is having Kulture. “When you’re famous, so many things are being thrown at you: so many gossips, so many problems, so many beefs, so much money, so much of everything, it just kind of drives you crazy,” she explained. “And then when I see my daughter, it’s like a [peace] of mind.”
After taking a short hiatus, Cardi returned to the stage over the weekend for her first full-length performances since giving birth. She made it clear to People Español that at the end of the day she’s here to make money, and will be getting that bread long after her success peaks. “I’m not a gambler, I think about 15 years from now, I don’t think about now,” she said. “I like MO-NEY. Ten years from now, there’s always gonna be somebody better, that everybody’s gonna be like, ‘That’s the best lyrical person ever.’ Ten years from now, I’m still gonna have money from a hit that I made.”
But even with all that shmoney, the rapper plans to raise her daughter to be humble. "She’s gonna be raised in a big mansion. She’s most likely gonna get whatever she wants from me and her dad, but I also want her to be humble,” Cardi said. “So, yes, I will be taking her to her cousin’s, her grandmother’s house, and I would like her to see how the people in my community live. I would like for her to be humble, for her to want to share, for her not to be snobby.”
Read Cardi’s entire profile in People Español here.