Cardi B

Cardi B says she’s having a difficult time coping with the pressure to deliver another solo hit record. The 25-year-old Bronx rapper shot to fame with her one hit single “Bodak Yellow”. Now with the release of her debut album, Invasion of Privacy, Cardi told Sway in the Morning on Tuesday that chasing another #1 hit record ha been hard on her.

Cardi says she is struggling under the intense pressure to deliver another #1 solo hit record.

“When I was doing my album these past couple of months, my privacy has been invaded the most,” said Cardi, who is expecting her first child with rapper fiancé Offset. “I feel like I give people a lot and people still want more.”



She added: “To me, it’s not been easy writing. This has been the hardest thing ever. It’s not easy to focus on a song because the type of pressure everyone has put on me. Like, at first when I was doing music it was fun and I was so eager to get in the studio all the time. Now, I get anxiety when I go to the studio because everybody is like expecting some crazy magic from me. Stop expecting that everything is going to be a number one.”

Cardi visited MTV’s Total Request Live in New York, wearing a baby blue Versace dress from the Versace 2018 Tribute Collection.

“When it comes to my pregnancy, I had people harassing me, stalking me. If it’s not something about me, it’s something about my man. It was just crazy, I really felt like I was an animal in the zoo,” she said.

The one-hit rapper added that the pressure to keep releasing hit tracks has also taken its toll. She says she was happier when she was just an Instagram model-turned wannabe rapper.

“When I was putting music out (before) I was having such a good time, like ‘Whoop’,” she said. “Now it’s just like pressure, pressure, pressure, pressure, pressure. Like, ‘She might be a one hit wonder’, or, ‘Remember how female artists used to be back in the day?’ I don’t care — don’t compare me to nobody. This is a new age, it’s a new thing – and I just don’t care for none of that.”

Photos by BlayzenPhotos / BACKGRID



  • bella28498 .

    ok fade off into the sunset. ghost write or something.

  • Juliaquan C Spain

    bella28498….agree……

  • Nathan Hastings

    Isn’t this what you’ve worked for Cardi?

  • Chrisian88

    She’ll be alright. We rooting for you Cardi.

  • FukkFolks2018

    New single debuted this week on Billboard at 16! Im rooting for you Belcalis. God bless you mami!

  • Joy King

    Cardi B has carved her lane in the music industry. With the release of Invasion Of Privacy, she proved she’s not a one hit wonder. I’ve been playing her album non stop. Keep riding your wave of success Cardi.

  • KcoolMuziq

    I’m just glad it’s her and not Joseline.

  • Owww76

    Too much hype to soon for no talent whatsoever. Enjoy it now because unfortunately female rappers have a very short shelf life.

  • MyaCompton

    Because your deaf!!!!

  • n1kk1a

    Okay…..you wanted the attention…..sooooo…..?????

  • Rayne

    Belicalis.. just give it time. It’s almost over.

  • MyaCompton

    Especially when all you rap about is gang banging getting banged for money or serial cheating baby daddy…or your-ass or body shape ???heard t all before I don’t get the hype and I’m very annoyed already….they over pump these damn stars too much..they don’t even give ppl a chance to even wonder about them no mystery or nothing ….that’s what social media do these days its a blessing and curse to these new celebs back then we would have to wait for the next right on magazine or teen summit to watch our faves now there like thrown in our throats every second every where lmao!!

  • tia

    Started from the bottom now’s she’s here. As long as you can and while you’re hot, keep doing your thang Cardi!

  • n1kk1a

    Waiting for the “take care hun”….in 3….2….

  • Michelle

    Some people don’t realize the price of fame cost more than what’s in their bank account

  • FukkFolks2018

    I dont think she nor anyone EVER thought it would be like this

  • MyaCompton

    Lol rt!!

  • FukkFolks2018

    and your ass is rude hopping on her comment with this shit.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Damn!

  • http://tidal.com/#!/us/store/album/84712684 Django the God

    I would love to see her diversify like Rihanna, immediately. People will support her.

  • T865!

    I agree.. it’s ?

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I was saying the same thing the other day and they wasn’t even pregnant this early on in they career u know.

  • Logan Roberts

    This is what you wanted, fame comes with highs & lows. Just make sure you’re putting some money to the side for rainy days.

  • MyaCompton

    She better be careful what comes fast goes fast and ppl get bored very quick these days!! As I am already like damn her again ?

  • SpiceGirl

    “BECAUSE OF ALL OF THE ATTENTION” she did know that comes with the game she is in…THE INDUSTRY??

  • http://tidal.com/#!/us/store/album/84712684 Django the God

    I think she’s transcended being a female rapper already because of her personality.

  • Simone

    I wouldn’t be able to take Joseline. Her attitude is super bad and she thinks she is better than everyone.

  • Reina1718

    I heard the album & i actually like some songs but i only like the features not her rapping..khelani part great, sza great, chance the rapper etc

  • KJBibleOnSlavShips

    So why!te supremacy finally conquered the blk man,(blk family structure on null and void),now it’s time to focus on the blk woman since she’s the MOST educated in the U.S. ,and 70% blk single parent households are blk women.

  • L.T.L. Since 2007
  • Reina1718

    Rite lol she was on IG 24hrs a day now u dont want attention?? Stop acting like an animal & u wont feel like u in a zoo

  • Kemi

    You better continue striking while the iron is still hot. Not a big fan of hers but I like her hustle..

  • KJBibleOnSlavShips

    but is Cardi blk though

  • Reina1718

    They would have rapped about the same thing except joseline would say cootie cat a million times instead od offset lol

  • FukkFolks2018

    Olive juice (I love you)

  • Coy little wink

    I’m digging the outfit…

    Team Cardi over here she deserves…

    I’m just trying to get mine
    I don’t have the time
    To knock the hustle for real…

  • Reina1718

    Wait till she start makin money & atlantic take it…she signed a360 deal jus to get that million up front…watch tax season

  • L.T.L. Since 2007
  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond
  • FukkFolks2018

    This. Perfume. Something. Anything.

    Right now.

  • NuBeauty

    how are you going to come on Sandra’s Blog and disrespect her like that? Yeah….i see you being banned. Take Care, lol

  • Chrisian88

    Right. Her name in history books already twice as a female rapper

  • Libra80sBaby

    Did she not listen to EVERY celebrity say this same thing??? Get used to it, Boo. That’s why I say, I would LOVE the money, but they can keep that “Fame”.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Im so sick of these folks sis. Like DAG on we here in PEACE

  • L.T.L. Since 2007
  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    I got a few minutes and I see I’ve missed a whole lot with all these new folks.

    Yall have a shot and catch your boy up…

    Who beefing? Who trolling? Who just dumb as fukk?
    .
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b6299db87f1b39b7443886e561c31a98ea898b37a6faf29a96a1e7aceca6247d.gif

  • Owww76

    Yup there is no mystery anymore, Digital media makes everything instantaneously. We didn’t need to know everything about a celeb’s life just put out the project and keep it moving. Now it seems like in order to stay relevant you hop on social media and journal everything u did, ate and seen in life to get popular. Talent is no longer required.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    She looks too cute … Congrats hun got nothing else

  • NuBeauty

    I can see her breaking any minute now. If you look and listen to her interviews, she seem overwhelmed with everything that is going on. This pregnancy and the pressure is not mixing well with her. Wishing you the best Cardi B but I can see the signs of postpartum depression creepy her way. Be Strong Cardi….Stay Strong Sistah!!!

  • Libra80sBaby

    lol….the shade. I laughed.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    I was looking for a gif that showed someone saying “alligator food” but failed to find one…

  • FukkFolks2018

    Im going to hush and behave like the sweet Carolina flower dat Im is. *drinks a shot anyway*

  • Libra80sBaby

    Nooooooooo! Not the 360?!! For real????

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    chile what is up in here… Folks on one… Let me sit back and scroll … And try to piece this shyt together ..?. Half the comments blocked doe sweet Jesus ???

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ??

  • Libra80sBaby

    The WORST thing she could have done was get pregnant right in the middle of blowing up. Waaaaay too much stress on a pregnant woman and baby. She fuked up that part.

  • imright

    i saw her on TBC…she seems really sad. ????? shouldve thought about that before she let them have her !!!

  • Pitty Patty

    Girl stop complaining about stuff you wished for. You asked for the life and now you wanna bytch about it. Shut up.

  • Anunnaki

    I just got here, let me see tooo…lol

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Peace in here though sis?
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/05b2b08bc92c4504f6664b0a8566163206e111ac094c8bc8fa0edeacc2f9a7eb.gif

    Good luck with that! It would be a miracle if everyone ever came in a post and there was zero drama/negativity.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3e14ae0b89978c0c4d0e773309f680cc13160b61b53d1f46f0d109992db0d6eb.gif

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    tough crowd in here … This would be the time to pull my old gifs back out .. But nah … ?

  • FukkFolks2018

    In related Cardi news she said in another interview yesterday she is losing money to do Coachella. She signed the deal to do Coachella WAY long time ago before she blew up like this. Is only getting paid 140k and has to pay for her stage show out of her own pocket bc what they’re giving her is basic. So will be taking a $160k loss. But she sees it as an investment into her career. Sads about that when I read it.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Im laughing my HEAD off

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Well everybody cant take the pressure of being a celebrity…also there are alot of struggling artists out here that would want only a morsel of Cardi’s fame…if she wanted time to die down she shouldn’t have been on depo while Offset was hittin…now she’s gonna be stalked until her 15 mins. are up…

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    I may not be a fan of hers but that is truly f’ed up how they doing her. I wouldn’t be surprised if she’s the only one they screwing over this badly financially.

  • FukkFolks2018

    I read that mess and it made me so sad and then mad. I agree

  • ZZZ

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f94747c0b6a16672bd9eeecdd98e422c1c2ecf3ce2768bc6c76e63e495b8d1f5.gif

    ……..you know damn well you love all the attention you are getting now.

  • NuBeauty

    To be honest all the way, you’re absolutely right. I mean, I can’t tell her to do with her life but your career is jumping and having a baby is the LAST thing she should have did. Your first album with your #1 hit just dropped, we all know a tour comes next but her tour really have to put on hold until she has the baby. Not saying she couldn’t do it but that’s too much. Still wishing nothing but positive wave and continuous success but being young, pregnant and trying to boom your brand is not something easy…..and looks like she is finding that out. Poor Tink Tink!!!

  • Bdot

    She goofy as hell, that’s all I know. Straight goofy.

  • Pitty Patty

    Dont worry Cardi, wait til that baby get here and you become Awful Set’s 4th baby mama. You gonna really see how miserable life can really be. Raising a baby by yourself is real misery.

  • hi-liter

    Wayment…but you didn’t feel like an animal in the zoo when you was sliding down the stripper pole and…….NEVERMIND

    These people want stardom, and they want the attention when they are nobodies, BUT as soon as they make a lil money, they get TIRED of the attention…..chile please…..then when they go broke it’s back to the reality show chitlin circuit.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    chile Cardi with the wrong squad … her team. Out for their well-being them folks.. But she has a great personality could go real far in many avenues … If she don’t let them block her …

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    The music industry chews you up and spits you out… and then it’s on to the next one. Cardi’s hot now, but she probably wont be in 3-4 years, so she’d better save & invest her money wisely.

  • klwbaby

    And I think few are prepared for that. Michael Jackson thought if he told the tabloids fake stories about himself, they would leave him alone but the opposite happened.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Anybody can become a star with the right machine behind them. Congrats Cardi.

  • Kayke

    That’s retarded. Any sound business person in her camp would say don’t do it and keep 20k. She’s over exposed so no real loss in publicity if she backs out. She is going to be hella pregnant and can get a Dr to state it’s a concern for the baby’s health to perform in her state or even just leak a story that says that and she’s out of that contract….. Then I doubt Coachella would want a reputation as one who would sue a performer for putting their unborn child first. That story sounds bogus and bush league.

  • n1kk1a

    I think it might have happened…..

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I think that’s where she really messed up.
    Why would you want to beceome some dude’s 4th baby mama?

  • Anunnaki

    Yesss do it????

  • i troll it like i see it

    Don’t worry girl you will be yesterday’s news soon enough. There’s always somebody new on the horizon. I don’t know what the big deal about her is, her accent is like nails on chalkboard to me.

  • Quitedeliteful

    One reason I like Cardi is because she is not afraid to tell it like it is. Stardom has it’s down side and there is no middle ground . Folks either love her or they don’t. They think she’s ghetto or ‘real’. She had no idea what she was in for until she was in it. I can respect her saying that it’s overwhelming sometimes instead of fronting like it’s all good all the time…

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!

  • Reina1718

    Yup she wanted the money ASAP

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!!!

  • tintin

    She looks so good now that shes wearing clothes that dont hide her pregnancy. She looks really good with a belly

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ni Ni

    If you can’t handle the pressure, Quit if you can! If you cant quit right now, dont renew any contracts. Make your retirement money and get out. That’s ehat i would do. One good song will hopefully have you set up nicely. Folks will have you out here strung out and crazy and then dog you out. You have to have some common sense too instead of blaming everybody else if it’s too much.

  • Quitedeliteful

    I love that dress and those boots! Pregnancy looks good on her….

  • bemetoo

    a goofy homer Simpson looking bitch

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    Be careful of what you pray for.

  • ?Sugar&Spice?

    You get what you pay for…I’m almost sure her team paid Harvey and his bitches and Charlamagne and his 2 to hype this crap. They overdo it!

  • 2gr8ful

    “The one-hit rapper”….Sandra shade all day ROFL….

  • starbright9449

    Well at least she wants to write her own lyrics and not have her bf or some ghost writer do it.

  • Lanegra??

    It really does. I think she will mature as well.

  • millz

    I love money bag and bickenhead

  • SweetTEE

    Girl, you are just mad that your hoodrat antics like pretend screwing on camera, being the 50-11th woman to get preggo by your man and posting illiterate posts on IG are live and out loud for everyone to see now and not just people who watched ignorant love and hip hop. Evveeryybody ain’t drinking the kool aid. We dont hear Nicki talbout how hard it is. What did you expect?…girl bye.

  • Roxie Moxie

    Since she already sold her soul to the industry, maybe she can link up with a few veterans to show her how to summon some “help”. Plenty of ’em did it..hence, their alter egos. lol You think those are just “for fun’? Hell, might as well…..go all the way in!

  • Roxie Moxie

    GOOD POINT!!!!

  • ?Royalty?

    It only gets harder from here. The higher you climb, the more eyes eager to see you fall.

  • Roxie Moxie

    Girl…..I don’t see how women do it. When I was dating and I asked, “how many kids do you have”? Any more than two was something to turn an eye to; if both were by different women, you have moved to permanent friend status. lol No if, ands, or buts about that!

  • Roxie Moxie

    And the more sh*t you have to do to keep it all. No thanks!

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    I was about to say, she problem didn’t know about his other kids but I forgot he’s famous and has publicly claimed all of them.

  • Meme

    make the most of it whilst it lasts 15 minutes can come around pretty darn fast, in a couple of years time people will probably be saying you know…you remember that girl errrrrm her naame is on the tip of my tongue errm jumper c or was it cardigan v neck oh come on you rember her…the one who dated that rapper erm what’s his name……

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    That is so true. No real talent is needed though.

  • Chrisian88

    She’s doing a line with Fashion Nova debuting this fall

  • Applebum

    One thing she got right is that it is a new age. The new age movement, where good is bad and bad is good.

    She’s coming off very manipulative in this article. Don’t expect everything to be number one? Tell that to your label. That’s what the labels expect, they’re not spending millions on ads/promotions/writers for you to be number 2. They want their money back plus more.

    She wants to be able to put out crappy music and still have her idiots fans eat it up and still support financially. That’s what she’s pretty much saying.

  • Chrisian88

    She probably got paid the $140k upfront and has to pay that back and other penalties if she backed out

  • Kimberly King

    She feels like an animal because she sounds and acts like one. All of those crazy ass noises she’s always making when she’s talking. White people love to be entertained by people of color. Especially when they’re dancing or loud of as hell. Anyway, I like her outfit.

  • brillant smith

    I love her CD!

  • brillant smith

    I love her CD! I cant stop listening!

  • Cici

    Girl bye!

  • PlayerP

    Those boots tho…fiya!

  • Rhondalousey

    ????

  • Rhondalousey

    I wish more women thought like you.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    She didn’t know she was Gone have to work this hard just wait until they really start applying pressure and they put their foot on her neck right now it’s all praises but the industry will love you today and kill yo ass off tomorrow so they can make more money off of ya dead!! She need to be glad right now because once folks stop talking about her and asking her questions the LEVELS so gone have to go through to get folks back talking gone be CRAZY! Wait until they have her ass touring and popping coochie so bad she won’t be able to spend time with her daughter then she gone have to put the poor baby on payroll to help collect coins like some of these other folks in that industry. One thing I will say about Beyonce fan or not she toured her behind off and sold many albums so she could at least sit down and hide out with her kids once she started having them. Cardi gone have to drop that baby and get back on the ho stroll the first months and years of a child’s life and bonding with the parents during the that time is very important.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    Sooo you telling me all that clicking and popping noises she been making lately ain’t part of a alter ego? How much altered can one get ?

  • Roxie Moxie

    I don’t listen to her speak or listen to her music so I can’t speak to that. I only listened to like 15 seconds of her 1 hit JUST to see what the hype was. There was none.

    It probably is though. *shrugs* Look at Nicki Garbage. Her alter ego is Roman Zolanski or some sh*t. He is a pedophile and murderer, I believe. I can’t recall his real name but it’s very similar to her alter. So, we mad at her for supporting her brother but we ain’t mad she using a kid rapists name as her ego? Okay. Lol All of em have an alter….I won’t go down this rabbit hole tho. ?
    Google Roman Polanski….born 1933.

  • Roxie Moxie

    I don’t see why they don’t! I don’t have time to deal with all that drama. Once I left high school, I vowed to never have drama my way in any shape or form. I’ve been good ever since!
    Women need to respect themselves and stop letting good D control they heads. ?

  • the guest

    Cardi B is on top of the world! Her style evolvement is flawless and stunning. Beautiful photos!

  • the guest

    SPEAK. You always bring truth.

  • MythCalledLove

    She was posting on social media like the world was her BFF. You open the door their ass will get comfortable and never leave. You can’t hv it both ways. She feels like she is in the zoo she opened the gate. And her fans hell can’t expect that much from them. Don’t get all Hollywood I’m a superstar now. She still in preschool eating graham crackers and apple juice. Riding high baby girl but you still got training wheels on.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Chile please,you better enjoy this so-call “attention” and relish in it. You know the music industry is real fickle…. a couple of years from they might not know or care who Cardi B was.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Toni Braxton’s new album S#$%x and Cigarettes is fire!

  • Malcom Flex

    Still ain’t black.
    Come at me, brain dead zombies, for this BLOCK PARTY.

  • abby500

    She needs to make all the shmoney that she can now and quit. It’s already messing with her and this may not be what she even wanted (aside from the money). Make a quick hit and peace out!??

  • http://welfareinfo.org angrysolo

    this sure ain’t what she wanted. as much as her persona annoys me i feel sorry for her.

  • http://welfareinfo.org angrysolo

    fire wood you say?

  • Kimberly King

    Cardi can’t handle fame. But it’s what she asked the universe for. She cares too much what people think ! That’s that Libra sh*t. Just gotta be liked and praised by everybody. Who cares what people think. Collect the checks, ignore the rest.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Agree ?

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    I don’t even entertain men with kids because I don’t have any.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    My sister is like this. You clocked her as a libra well. Lol she gets happy when everyone like her.

  • the guest

    She’ll learn that it’s not the next hit record, it’s the next industry she needs to focus on. She better have an acting coach and be serious about graduating to acting. And she needs to follow Rihanna’s and Jessica Simpson’s brilliant examples and enterprise off her fame: Cardi clothing line, Cardi shoe wear, etc.

  • Harley

    She acts like a monkey buffoon so of course she feels that way….. gimmicks for attention get you just that

  • Harley

    ??????

  • Harley

    THIS ??????

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    I hate it when people get these type of opportunities and then complain or waste them. I guess she’d rather strip to make ends meet. Smh

  • zero options

    Hmm, she looked like she was having a lot of fun with Jimmy Fallon on the tonight show. Is that a perm gig or just a one-off?

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    For real shes Sambo-ing it up for the white masses and they love it. All that tap dancing her feet gotta hurt….

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Me too…I can see if a woman has kids and the man does to from other people but being a women with no children dating a man with kids is a turnoff…At my age tho its hard to find a brotha who doesn’t atleast have one…

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    Boo effin hoo heaux
    Before the fame she was on IG being the ringmaster of her circus if she wasnt busy getting pregnant by offthewall she could concentrate on her craft. Bye bish

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_

    she looks cute here.

  • Reina1718

    They are not going to fee sorry for her pregnancy bcuz she hid it from them.all those shows they booked for her sick or not she has to go. I bet offset wont drop anything to assist her once the baby is born..

  • Reina1718

    The rapper who kept gettin prego by that other rapper lol

  • Reina1718

    She goes too hard for fashion nova

  • ViolettaBliss

    LOve her personality her musical talent is laughable to say the least.

  • Meme

    ??

  • Trace da Ace

    well I wish her the best and hopes that she can make it. I know it is hard for her and it is extremely hard being pregnant on top of that….so I’m rooting for her…and I LOOOVEEEE that dress!!!

    ps…went on that site to see how much the dress was….and cheapest thing on that site was a belt for 875.00….NO MAAM….my money ain’t long like that…so I quickly exit stage left…

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    HEll him and the 3 amigos are booked too!! All those cars and jewelry the label and them done fronted them they gotta pay for that stuff it’s about to be summer this is when everybody start touring and doing concerts she better make Hennessy her nanny and let the child travel with her.

  • Reina1718

    Hennesy??? Psh she living thru cardi she doin her lol they too ratchet to be mothers lol looks like their mom was never around

  • yvette46

    What did she expect?? Wasn’t so much pressure cashing those checks didn’t hear that complaint!! People..

  • Applebootay

    I get it. The paps getting worse and worse, they were responsible for killing Princess Di so, I would be leery too and It was right Up to that time (early 2000 late 90s) that they started getting THE worse….because social media now pays for pics. SO because she asked for the fame, wanted the fame, she can’t have boundaries? Anything goes? FOH…

  • Applebootay

    LOL

  • Applebootay

    I do really like that new single of hers….

  • Rhondalousey

    ????

  • Curvy Divas

    Cardi B is being honest, being famous is a blessing and a curse. People have a melt down with family, work place or church gossip on a celebrity level it’s worst. She will join a long list of celebrities who had a break down from the pressure like Mariah, Beyonce, Donna Summer, Patti Labelle, Britney, Brandy etc….

  • Rhondalousey

    I hear you. I started out with about at least 10 girlfriends in my 20’s now im down to 2. No looking back!

  • Yea

    That’s like signing up to be a police officer but not wanting to be in the line, no you shouldn’t have to but it’s your job and it’s what comes with the job. Don’t like it, quit

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    I don’t feel sorry for her. She knew what she signed up for. If she don’t like it she could easily go back to what she was before. There’s a 100 other chicks that would jump at the chance to take her place