When one thinks of celebrity moms in the entertainment world, they don’t necessarily think of Cardi B. As a matter of fact, the rapper and chart topper really doesn’t talk about her private life in her media interviews, even though she makes headlines for it all the time. Cardi, along with her ex-partner Offset, welcomed their first daughter Kulture this year. And while there are plenty of celebrities that love to show off their kids in public and on social media, Cardi isn’t one of them. Even though she’s a household name, she values her privacy and she knows that her daughter didn’t ask to be born to a famous mom like her!
But how is Cardi as a mom? Everyone knows she wants the best for her daughter, but how is she when the cameras are off? That’s what fans want to know. With that being said, here are 20 things fan probably didn’t know about Cardi B as a parent. Fans will be surprised to learn that Cardi is actually a very conservative parent behind the scenes, even though she doesn’t seem that way in front of her fans.
20 She’s Not A Social Media Mom
Say what you will about Cardi B, but one thing is for certain: she’s not a social media mom. There are plenty of other moms out there who love to share photos of their children on their accounts on a daily basis, but the rapper is definitely not one of them. Whatever special moments Cardi has with her daughter, she wants to keep them between just the two of them. For a lot of fans, they are pretty surprised, as they figured that Cardi would be one of those celebrity moms who likes to overshare but clearly she’s not like that at all.
19 She Protects Kulture’s Privacy
With the above being said, Cardi B has definitely surprised a lot of her fans and critics. She might be young and she might be a millennial, but Cardi is protecting her daughter Kulture’s privacy. She doesn’t want her photo to make its way on social media or the Internet for that matter and that’s why she’s very careful about what she chooses to show her fans in public and what she chooses to keep for herself. There’s a very strong possibility that Kulture won’t be another Blue Ivy or a North West. She won’t be walking the red carpet like other celebrity tots out there.
18 She Doesn’t Talk About Her Personal Life
Sure, fans think they know all there is to know about someone like Cardi B, but that isn’t the case at all. Even though she appears to be very up front about a lot of things in her life, she doesn’t talk about what goes on behind closed doors. The reason behind this is perhaps Cardi simply doesn’t want to air her her laundry out in the public. She knows that one day her daughter Kulture is going to grow up and Google everything her mother did and say in the past, and that’s why she’s trying to keep her family life out of the spotlight.
17 She Has No Time For Trolls
It’s without a doubt that everyone knows Cardi is a “tell it like it is” kind of person. She has no time for trolls or nay sayers who try to bring her down every day, especially on social media. Cardi is well aware that the entertainment business is a cut throat one and that’s why she works hard to rise above it all. She also doesn’t understand why people would spend their time trying to pull down others. “These people who want to take food out of my mouth, and my child’s mouth and my parents’ mouth – for what?”
16 She Can’t Leave Kulture To Go To Work
Cardi B once told her fans that she’s having a hard time getting back in the studio. But it’s not her fault. Instead, she blames it on her daughter and the fact that she’s just so darn cute. The rapper and new celebrity mom wants to be there for every little moment. We are sure that there are plenty of parents out there that can relate. Plus, it’s not like no one has ever taken a few sick days to stay at home and be with their kids, right? “I missed two days in the studio!” she tweeted soon after Kulture was born. “Its Kulture fault, her eyes be telling me ‘don’t go momma.’”
15 Her Separation From Offset
A lot of Cardi’s fans were pretty surprised to hear that she was no longer with her husband of one year, rapper Offset. As a matter of fact, their separation was so quiet and amicable that she is getting plenty of praise for handling everything with so much maturity, despite everything that is happening around her. Cardi posted a video of her on social media that said, “I’ve been trying to work things out with my baby father for how many now. And we’re really good friends and really good business partners. We’ve got a lot of love for each other but things just haven’t been working out for us for a long time. It’s nobody’s fault. I guess we grew out of love.”
14 She Wants Her Daughter To Be Independent
Cardi has said this so many times in the past and we have a feeling that she will say it again: she’s a self-made woman. And because of that, she not only wants her daughter Kulture to be a hard working woman in the future, but an independent one, too. She is also going to give her daughter a free hand to pursue her dreams. Cardi once said, “Do whatever you have to do. People always want to tell you how to do it. No, do it your way. And don’t ask for like oh how can you do it … do it, figure it out. I figured it out one way or another and I did it.”
13 She Is All About Teaching Humility
Cardi might be in the position to give her child all the luxury and the finer things that life has to offer, but at the same time she wants the tot to stay grounded. She knows where she comes from and wants to stay close to her roots, regardless of how famous or successful she gets. "I will be taking her to her cousin’s, her grandmother’s house, and I would like her to see how the people in my community live," she explained. "I would like for her to be humble, for her to want to share, for her not to be snobby."
12 She’s A Hardworking Mom
Cardi has said that these days she has more strength than ever before, thanks to motherhood. Every decision she makes, she has her daughter in mind. It’s not always easy, but she wants to give her the best life possible. “When you’re famous, so many things are being thrown at you: so many gossips, so many problems, so many beefs, so much money, so much of everything, it just kind of drives you crazy,” she told People Magazine. “And then when I see my daughter, it’s like a peace of mind. ‘Ahh, I do this because of you.’ It cracks a smile on the most stressful days.”
11 She Wants More Kids In The Future
Even though things didn’t work out between her and her husband Offet, Cardi admits that she still wants to have more children in the future. Right now it doesn’t look like she will be giving Kulture any little brothers or sisters to play with in the coming years but as many fans know, anything can happen at anytime. Plus, Cardi seems like one mother who is totally in love with parenting. She’s made it no secret that her family life is a priority for her. Cardi did admit to Rolling Stone in an interview earlier this year, “I definitely wanna have more kids.”
10 She Doesn’t Want Her Daughter To Forget Her
Cardi B worries about the same things we do when it comes to her daughter Kulture. In fact, she once said that one of the reasons why she likes to travel with her all the time is because she doesn’t want the tot to forget who her mother is. Surely, that would never happen. After all, she did carry the little girl in her womb for nine long months! "I read that babies forget people so quick; I don’t want her to forget me. I don’t want her thinking that somebody else is her mom; I want her to love me as her mom," she told People en Espanol.
9 She Always Wants To Stay Close
Cardi has a very busy schedule that she has to keep up with everyday but just like so many other moms out there, she misses her baby whenever she’s not with her. Now, that’s not to say that she doesn’t see her at all or that she is into parenting attachment. Instead, she just loves being a hands-on mom and wants to be there every step along the way. As many people know, the baby and toddler years go by pretty fast and Cardi sees that already.Even a week away from Kulture "would just drive me [mad]" she said.
8 Her Thoughts On Postpartum Depression
Despite everting that is written about her and her supposed feuds with other wrappers, Cardi is a rather positive person. She sees the good in people and always tries to have a positive attitude, no matter what life throws at her. That’s why she was quite surprised when life threw her a curveball with postpartum depression. Cardi admits that she didn’t expect it to happen to her. "I was like, 'There's no way I can get postpartum, my life is great right now,'" she said. "And out of nowhere, you just start feeling so vulnerable, so sad and so overprotective."
7 She Admits To Underestimating Motherhood
Cardi B, just like so many other first-time mothers out there, admitted to underestimating just how much being a parent would take a toll on her, both physically and mentally. She also had to cut back on her work load shortly after giving birth. Last summer she announced she was dropping out of Bruno Mars' Magic World Tour, writing on social media, "I thought that after giving birth to my daughter that 6 weeks would be enough time for me to recover mentally and physically. "I think underestimated this whole mommy thing. Not only am I not ready physically, but I am not ready to leave my baby behind since the doctors explained it's not healthy for her to be on the road."
6 Her Family has Been By Her Side
Luckily for Cardi, she has the support of her family to help her raise her daughter Kulture. It certainly takes a village to successfully raise a child and Cardi knows that. Thankfully, she’s very close to her mom, her dad and her sister. “I just want to learn how to be a mom. I want to enjoy every single second of it since I’m going back to work,” she told her followers. But she was also feeling grateful to have family by her side to help assist. “This is [her mother’s] first grandkid . . . So this is all new to her again, just as it is new to me,” she added. “My sister [Hennessy Carolina] has not left my sight at all. She’s such a good helping hand, and my dad, he’s just running errands for me in New York.”
5 She’s Taking Her Time With Kulture
Cardi is taking her time with Kulture and is in no rush to get back to her pre-baby body. But at the same time she knows that she can’t wait too long as she’s a performer who needs to be in her best shape before she hits the stage again. According to us Weekly she said, “You know when I was pregnant, I used to tell myself like, ‘Ah when I give birth, I’m putting a waist trainer right away.' I’m snapping back but on some level, as soon as I gave birth, I’ve been so lazy. It’s like, I got to remind myself, I’m an entertainer so I gotta do what I gotta do so starting this week.”
4 Being In ‘Mommy Mode’
Cardi is doing what’s best for her daughter by trimming her nails. And no, we are not talking about Kulture’s nails, but her own! A lot of people might find this odd, but the new mom wants to make sure that she doesn’t do anything that would make her baby girl uncomfortable at any given time. “Ok so if you noticed I changed my nail shape from pointy to square so I won’t hurt my baby,” she tweeted on July 31, 2018. “I’m thinking about only changing my pinky nail shape back to pointy so i can take my babies little boogers out.”
3 She Values Her Sleep!
Kardi has only been a mom for a few short months now, but she already knows that it’s not easy trying to juggle your career with motherhood. In fact, she’s still trying to figure it out on her end. Back in August, she looked pretty tired and worn out after a quick business trip to Los Angeles. Apparently, Kulture wasn’t making things any easier on her by keeping her up all night long. We’ve all been there, right? In a video, Kulture makes cute noises as her tired mommy gently tells her, “You need to go to sleep. I’m tired.”
2 Co-Parenting With Offset
Right now, no one really knows what happened between Cardi B and Offset and why they pulled the plug on their marriage. But then again, that’s their business and as long as they do things in a mature, civil manner, no one should be concerned. Either way, it seems as though Cardi and Offset will work together to co-parent Kulture. After all, the rapper has a lot of love for his baby mama and from what their fans can tell, will always love her in one way or another. Offset explained to Rolling Stone in an interview, “We really love each other. She’s real. I wanted real. I also wanted successful.”
1 She’s In Love With Her New Life
While no one knows what is in store for Cardi, her daughter Kulture and their future, one thing is for certain: she is cherishing every day that she has with her precious baby girl. As much as Cardi loves to perform on stage for her fans, she loves her role as a mother the most. And while this year has definitely been a challenging one for her, it’s also been one of the best years, too. Back in August when her daughter was first born she wrote on Twitter, “I’m sooo in love with my child. It makes me wanna cry. I don’t know what i did right for God to bless me with this beautiful, loving baby.”