Keeping with trends set by celebrity mothers these days, Cardi B is getting real about her pregnancy. The singer’s face has altered and she is not afraid to talk about it.
Cardi B had her daughter with rapper Offset on July 10. Although she shared her name, Kulture Kiari Cephus, on social media, Cardi has refused to show her daughter’s face to the public. At the same time, she has stayed away from the public and social media herself, though this is likely not permanent.
Earlier this week, Cardi was nominated for 10 MTV Music Video Awards. Taking to Instagram, she turned the camera over to a doll as she thanked fans for loving her music. She said, “It’s your girl Cardi B. I wish I could show my face right now, but a bitch looks f***ed up in the game. My hair’s f***ed up. My eyes are so dark and puffy. Like, I’m wild pale. I just really want to say thank you to everybody. I can’t believe I got nominated for 10 VMA awards. I know I haven’t said anything about it but it’s because I’ve just been so busy, so tired and like in a different world, different dimension.”
In another video, Cardi explained, “Let me get back to this mommy thing. Let me tell you something, no matter how many books y’all read or advice you give me, I’ll never be ready for mommy mode.”
While staying real with fans about the realities of motherhood, Cardi was also sure to be appreciative of their support for her music. She made clear however that her personal life would stay personal – just the way it has been throughout her career. Earlier this year, she revealed that she had in fact married Offset towards the end of 2017, but had not told anyone because she did not think it had anything to do with the public.
Regardless of how much she shares with fans, sources say Cardi is loving being a mom and her daughter is now her first priority. A source told E!, “Cardi was so excited to have the baby early and has been nothing but head over heels with her baby girl. Offset has been very helpful because he’s been through this before and knows the ropes. Cardi loves him even more after seeing him hold their baby girl.”
Cardi B is nominated for 10 awards, including Artist of the Year, Best New Artist and Best Hip Hop at the MTV Music Video Awards this year.