She was just trying to ‘be careful’.
Cardi B shared that she was too nervous to hire a nanny for her and Offset’s daughter, Kulture, when she made it big in the music industry.
“When the baby came here, I couldn’t even think of getting a nanny because I was afraid there would be someone around her except my family,” Cardi, 29, told Vogue Singapore in her cover story. which was published Monday.
The “Hot St” rapper, who Kulture welcomed in July 2018, originally planned to hire a domestic worker to care for her newborn baby, but she realized she didn’t trust anyone after she rose to stardom.
“There weren’t many artists who had babies at the beginning of their career. I didn’t have an album out when I found out I was pregnant,” she recalls. “Everyone was so nervous for my career and future, but I kept telling them, ‘It’s easy. Trust me, I’ll get a nanny and she’ll travel with me. It won’t even be a hassle.’”
Instead, Cardi turned to her parents to intervene, only to worry later that she depended too much on them.
“Your parents have already lived their lives and raised their children,” she explained. “They are older and don’t have the same energy as someone in their twenties. I am never far from my children, because that is my responsibility as a mother.”
Today, the ‘WAP’ artist is admittedly struggling to balance her career and care for Kulture, 4, and her and Offset’s second child, son Wave, whom they welcomed in September 2021.
She told the magazine that Wave was sick during their interview, so she was “up all night and all day.”
“I’m exhausted. I’ve been overwhelmed and scared,” she added. “I started thinking about how my mother had to go through this a lot because my sister and I always got sick at the same time. I never appreciated my [mom] more – if you have kids you can see things a little differently.
Cardi and the 30-year-old Migos rapper secretly married in September 2017. They broke up briefly in September 2020, but in November she withdrew her divorce papers and rekindled their romance.