Cardi B Opens up About Postpartum Depression, Offset & the Cost of Fame in New 'Harper's Bazaar' Interview
The March 2019 cover star is unstoppable.
Cardi B is the March 2019 cover star of Harper’s Bazaar starring in a stunning fairytale-themed photo spread. The Bronx MC is shot by Mariano Vivanco and styled in items from Vera Wang, Jimmy Choo and Balenciaga. Each image reflects Cardi’s Cinderella-like ascension from exotic dancer to music megastar. For the cover interview, she opens up about her recent separation from Migos’ Offset and what life is like after the birth of their daughter, Kulture.
She reflects on her meteoric rise to fame which she admits has its pros and cons. Her focus since now changed:
“I feel like my life is a fairy tale and I’m a princess—rags to riches, people trying to sabotage. Before, I cared about everything—relationship, gossip. Now I don’t feel like I have the time to please people.I don’t care about anything anymore—just my career and my kid.”
Though she has been spotted out with her new husband Offset, she shares that she still does not know about the future of their relationship. When asked about them getting back together she tethers between “I don’t think so” and “Who knows?” She also confirms that the decision to split was completely her own and hopes to fix any issues internally:
“No, I decided on my own. Nobody makes my decisions about my life but me.I didn’t want to go to marriage counseling. He suggested it, but it’s like, ‘I don’t want to go.’ There’s no counselor or nothing that could make me change my mind.”
She goes on to explain how things have changed since the birth of Kulture. Though postpartum depression was something she was warned about she was still surprised by the symptoms that made her feel like “the world was heavy on [her] shoulders.” Her body is still recovering from the pregnancy as well:
“For some reason, I still don’t feel like my body’s the same. I feel like I don’t have my balance right yet. When it comes to heels, I’m not as good at walking anymore. I feel like I’m holding a weight on me. I don’t know why because I’m skinnier than I’ve ever been. But there’s an energy I haven’t gotten back yet that I had before I was pregnant. It’s just the weirdest thing.”
Read the full interview at Harper’s Bazaar and peep photos from the feature below.
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Introducing our March 2019 cover star, @iamCardiB! The rapper talks fame, family and whether she’ll ever get back together with Offset. Tap the link in bio to see the full story. Photography by @marianovivanco Fashion editor @kollincarter Hair by @tokyostylez Makeup by @erika_lapearl_mua Editor in chief @glendabailey #CardiB wears @balenciaga and @bulgariofficial
- Harper's Bazaar