Cardi B just got super real about how childbirth has changed her body
I don't know about you, but I kind of love Cardi B. There's a lot of pressure on celebrities to act a certain way, both to be the best role model possible for the youngsters looking up to them and because any minor opinion they have may cause an avalanche of hot takes and angry Twitter users. But Cardi just seems to say exactly what she's thinking at all times, and it's often funny as hell.
This attitude has given us what some would call way too much information since she hit the big time, while others would call it down to earth - or as down to earth as a millionaire rapper can be. She may have lost a few fans recently, given how her ongoing feud with Nicki Minaj quickly escalated into a fight on the red carpet.
Three months ago, Cardi gave birth to her daughter, named Kulture, who she had with her husband Offset (of the hip-hop group Migos).
She revealed her pregnancy during a performance on Saturday Night Live, but once the baby girl was born, she's kept her hidden from the public eye. However, that doesn't mean she hasn't been open about what postpartum life is like.
In an Instagram video from the end of last month she said that she had to duct tape her post-pregnancy breasts, saying that "Kulture did me bad". In the video she shared:
"I have to f*cking tape my titties up because, son, giving birth and sh*t – like my titties was already like a little low-low, you know what I'm sayin' cause I got my tits done when I was 19 and I never wore a bra and sh*t.
"While I was pregnant my sh*t was lookin' nice, though... now Kulture did me filthy. I don't give a f*ck if y'all motherf**kers see me gone in November/December, I'm gettin' my tits done.... Matter of fact, I'm not even gonna call it surgery, I'm just gonna say a 'titty renovation' cause I gotta renovate these sh*ts."
On the back of her wins at the American Music Awards earlier this month, she appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live - and once again, she shared more than anyone was expecting. When she was asked whether she thought giving birth was easier or harder than she had expected, she got real about the process.
"She broke my vagina," she said. "Why no one tell you about those things? Nobody told me they were gonna stitch my vagina."
On top of that, it wasn't exactly the most private of experiences. In the delivery room, she was accompanied by "my sister, my publicist, my baby father, my mom, my dad, my mother-in-law."
While she is quick to joke about it, there are some downsides of bringing up a child in the spotlight.
"There's certain things that I wanna do with my daughter. I want to go to the beach with my baby, I wanna take a stroll down the street with my baby. It's just like, I can't because I don't know who's next to me and who has certain intentions."
Now that she's spent a few months with her newborn, she explained how she has passed on her attitude to the baby, and already knows that she's "very feisty". "My husband used to tell me 'stop screaming and stop catching a attitude when you pregnant because you gonna pass that to the baby' and it's like... I did," she said.