Cardi B is juggling motherhood and an uber-successful rap career.
However, there are moments when Cardi B wishes she can spend more time with her daughter, Kulture Kiari Cephus.
“I do experience that mom guilt, you know? She’s here, but it makes me sad sometimes because it’s like, ‘Oh my gosh, all that traveling,'” she explained to Entertainment Tonight. “I know her sleeping schedule is getting a little messed up … every single time that she gets on an airplane, it’s all good until the landing. She starts crying, and I just be feeling so sad because I know the pain, you know, when your ears pop.”
She continued, “And sometimes I wake up in the morning and she’s in my bed and I just want to cuddle and [I can’t]. It is getting harder because she knows me. She recognizes more now and that’s, like, you can just tell she wants me to be there. Sometimes, when she sees me leaving, she looks up and goes, ‘B***h, where you going?'”
Cardi B became a first-time mother when she and husband Offset — one-third of the rap trio Migos — welcomed Kulture in July. She opened up about her experience with postpartum depression in a candid interview with Harper’s Bazaar. The 26-year-old rapper said she was sure she wouldn’t undergo any mood changes.
“I was like, ‘Well, I’m doing good right now, I don’t think that’s going to happen,'” she told Harper’s Bazaar in February. “But out of nowhere, the world was heavy on my shoulders.”
The “I Like It” performer also confessed that she struggles to adjust to her postpartum body, telling the publication that she was imbalanced.
“I feel like I don’t have my balance right yet. When it comes to heels, I’m not as good at walking any more. I feel like I’m holding a weight on me,” she said. “There’s an energy I haven’t gotten back yet that I had before I was pregnant. It’s just the weirdest thing.”
Cardi B has moved towards getting her physique back as she has undergone breast augmentation surgery.