Tonight on E! News, rapper Cardi B sits down to talk about an upcoming fashion collaboration with Fashion Nova which launches on November 15.
She also chats a bit about experiencing postpartum blues and warns expecting moms or future moms that postpartum depression and other hormones or mental health-related conditions could result after they give birth.
“There is no way I could get postpartum [depression] right now,” the Bodak Yellow singer shares. “My life is great right now. I have money. I have a baby. Everything is good in my marriage. There’s no way.”
Then she talks about being hit with emotions from left field, adding: “Out of nowhere, you just feeling so vulnerable, and sad and overprotective, and you just need a lot of love and hugs.”
About the collaboration with the LA-based fast fashion bodycon clothing line which markets almost exclusively among celebrity and other online influencers:
“They are always loyal to me. It’s like a friendship now,” she said of the brand that the Business of Fashionwebsites states churns out 1,000 new items a week. “I’m also really proud of them. Their brand has sold so much, and I have sold so much at the same time and it’s like, ‘Yay, we did it!’ We both did it at the same time.”
According to a recent Piper Jaffray survey, Fashion Nova was the sixth most popular e-commerce site among upper-income teens, beating out brands including Forever 21, Lululemon and Adidas.
We always pause when celebrity new moms like Amal Clooney, Ivanka Trump. former Yahoo! CEOMarissa Mayer when they announce plans to get back to work weeks after delivering, not fully aware of how much of a challenge that could be.
Cardi B is the latest new mama to fall victim to this phenomenon.
She had previously stated that despite being set to give birth in July, she still planned to remain on Bruno Mars‘ “24K Magic” and to take her newborn with her.
As we could expect, the Bodak Yellow performer announced that she will no longer be joining Bruno’s tour.
“As of today I’ve decided I won’t be joining Bruno on tour this Fall,” the rapper wrote in a statement posted on Instagram Thursday night. “I thought that after giving birth to my daughter that 6 weeks would be enough time for me to recover mentally and physically. I also thought that I’d be able to bring her with me on tour, but I think I underestimated this whole mommy thing.”
The Invasion of Privacy album creator only delivered her baby girl Kulture three weeks ago and explained to her fans and followers that she’s not ready to hit the road. Per her pediatrician’s advice, neither is her daughter.
“Not only am I just not ready physically, I’m not ready to leave my baby behind since the doctors explained it’s not healthy for her to be on the road,” she wrote.
The “I Like It” songstress has not hired a nanny and is not interested in being apart from her baby during her most formative first months.
“I hope you guys understand that this decision has been the hardest to make but I have to do what’s best for myself and my baby!” she finished off her post. “Thank you Bruno for being so supportive and understanding.”
Cardi shares her daughter with husband Offset, who is a member of the trio rap group, The Migos rapper, along with Quavo and Takeoff. He’ll be making the bread and perhaps missing baby’s first moments as he is sticking with plans to join Drake this summer on his North American tour, “Aubrey and the Three Amigos,” which was rescheduled to address production issues.
Baby caps off a whirlwind year that included several #1 top hits, a successful highly anticipated album release, a first time ever co-host gig with Jimmy Fallon, a Coachella headliner performance, a tour and her first Saturday Night Live (SNL) performance where she announced the much rumored before pregnancy news by having the camera reveal her large bump in a white form fitting dress.
She recently lamented about naysayers who think a baby is a career-killer.
“You know what—I’m a grown woman. I’m 25 years old…I’m a schmillionaire and I’m prepared for this,” the “Bodak Yellow” rapper (whose real name is Belcalis Almanzar) Power 101’ Breakfast Club radio show.“It just really bothers me and it disgusts me because I see a lot of women online [commenting], ‘I feel sorry for you. Your career is over.’ Why can’t I have both?” she added. “Why do I gotta choose a career or a baby? Why can’t I have both. I want both.”
The hip hop star shared the news yesterday following a performance at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
“You know, shorty keep growing and I be looking like I be moving and everything, but in reality, a b*tch can barely breathe,” Cardi announced in an Instagram video giving fans the news. “I can barely breathe right now. I’ve ate like six chicken wings, and I can barely breathe now.”
Cardi, real name: Belcalis Almanzar, alerted fans of her final performance too.
“Hey guys after Broccoli fest I won’t be doing no more performances .Thank you for understanding ?love yaaa” she captioned the video.
The change of plans comes a few days after Bardi told Jimmy Fallon on his late night talk show during her historic co-hosting gig that she planned to work until the baby arrived.
“I don’t know if it’s the strength of the fetus, but I have never felt so hungry to succeed,” Cardi shared during her co-hosting spot on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon the other week. “I rehearsed for this show,” the rapper continued. “I actually was up today at four in the morning. I was doing a radio run. Tomorrow [is another] radio run; another show, another party. I’m doing it all until I give birth.”
Just yesterday, she shut the show down at the Tinder Presents: Cardi B performance in the Mullins Center at the UMass, a prize to the college for winning the dating app’s “Swipe Off” contest after making the most “swipe rights” compared to other competing schools.
Cardi wore a asymmetrical red and white pinstripe shirt over shorts to the performance.
The Bronx-native rapper first gained social media attention openly discussing her career as a stripper which made her Instagram famous. She eventually landed a casting role on the VH1 TV series Love & Hip Hop: New Yorkbetween 2015 and 2017, but she really started to get some fame after getting an Atlantic Records deal.
Her first single, “Bodak Yellow,” hit the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart – making her only the second female rapper to steal the top spot with a solo track.
Cardi’s debut studio album, “Invasion of Privacy”, was released last week and entered as the number one record on the Billboard 200. It features “Bodak Yellow” as well as other notable singles “I Like It,” and “I Do,” featuring SZA.
After the news, she said she still planned to tour with Bruno Mars through October, and even twerked during her Coachella performance last week.
During a recent appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres show, she said of the Coachella perfrmance that she wanted to show audiences what she did to get pregnant in the first place.
She had already canceled the Wireless Festival in July and Varietysaid that it’s “safe to assume” her July dates, and even potentially some shows in May, will be cancelled when her due date rolls around.
First-time mom-to-be rapper Cardi B made her Coachella debut over the weekend and played a few tracks of her recently released hit album Invasion of Privacy which debuted number one on the Billboard 200.
During the Love and Hip Hop alum’s set that featured a orange back drop with her and her acrobatic dancers dressed in all white, the “Bodak Yellow” singer brought out a host of other popular rappers and hip hop artists and singers to guest perform their respective tracks on her album: Chance the Rapper, 21 Savage, YG, Kehlani and G-Eazy (playing “No Limit”)
The Bronx native earlier revealed that while she received $70,000 for each of her two performances this weekend, she shelled out an additional $300,000 or more to pay for the set, dancers, crew and other production costs that the Coachella team did not pay for, added to the lost income potential due to a non-compete/performance clause the festival attached to her contract stopping her from performing within a radius of the festival for a period of time. Wow!
Photo by WWD/REX/Shutterstock at Moschino party, Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Palm Springs, USA April 14
INDIO, CA – APRIL 15: Cardi B and Khelani perform onstage during the 2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Field on April 15, 2018 in Indio, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Coachella)
AND…she twerked and dropped it like no other pregnant performer before her! Another Record! Watch footage of her set below.