Though many pegged her to be a one-hit-wonder, Cardi B is still out here making money, music and fashion moves. The Billboard, VMA and BET award-winner is currently recording new music and kicking off 2020 with a new cover spread for Vogue.
For the cover, she goes the high fashion route in a red and white polka dot Michael Kors gown while holding baby Kulture. She continues the couture gown theme for the spread while draped in Zac Posen and Oscar de la Renta styled by Tonne Goodman.
The “Press” rapper also trades in her usual kaleidoscope and candy-colored tresses for a dark, brushed-back wet look coiffed by Tokyo Stylez to complement. Let’s also take a moment to appreciate how laid both of their baby hairs are (Offset take note, please!)
Inside, she talks motherhood, navigating fame and living up to the hype.
“I could shake my ass, I could be the most ratchet-est person ever, I could get into a fight tomorrow, but I’m still a great mom,” she says. “All the time I’m thinking about my kid. I’m shaking my ass, but at the same time I’m doing business, I’m on the phone with my business manager saying, make sure that a percentage of my check goes to my kid’s trust. I give my daughter so much love, and I’m setting her up for a future. I want to tell her that a lot of the shit that I have done in life—no matter what I did, knowing that I wanted to have kids made me go harder to secure a good future for my kids.”
On getting back in the studio:
So it’s scary because it’s like, now you got to top your first album, and then it’s like, damn. I wonder if people are gonna relate to the new things, to the new life, to the new shit that I gotta talk about now. Music is changing. I feel like people just wanna hear twerk-twerk music, but it’s like, is that just a phase? I probably need a sexy song. I need a lot of turn-up songs. I need a slow song, a personal song. And those are harder for me—I always need help when it comes to talking about my feelings. It’s hard for me to be soft, period. So it’s a lot of thoughts, a lot of pressure.f It’s really like a job.”
Read the full interview here.