Cardi B said that she “kinda, sorta” thought about getting an abortion when she found out she was pregnant with fiancé Offset’s baby, but knew early on that she would continue her pregnancy.
On Power 105.1’s “The Breakfast Club” on Tuesday, Charlamagne tha God asked Cardi whether she ever thought about “not having the baby,” since she conceived at the height of her fame and just before her album’s release.
“Kinda, sorta,” the “Be Careful” rapper said. “I just didn’t want to deal with the whole abortion thing. I just didn’t want to … I’m a grown woman, I’m 25 years old, I’m gonna say this in the most humblest way: I’m a schmillionaire,” Cardi said. “I’m prepared for this.”
She added that her pregnancy wasn’t planned, and that finally confirming the persistent pregnancy rumors this weekend was a “relief.”
Cardi was concerned with balancing her work and home life, but was peeved at the idea that she can’t be both a mother and a No. 1 MC.
“It just really bothers me and it disgusts me,” she said, “because I see a lot of women online like, ‘Oh, I feel sorry for you, your career is over,’ and it’s like, ‘Why can’t I have both? Why do I have to choose a career or a baby?’”
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She also said, “I don’t want to wait until I’m 30-something to have a kid. I want my kid now that I have energy and stuff.”
As far as her post-baby plans, Cardi said, “I have been working and thinking about album and thinking about what I gotta do next. I gotta take my time to nest and think … I’m hoping to [take] a month, three weeks [off].”
The lack of privacy surrounding her pregnancy was frustrating for Cardi, who didn’t even tell her own friends about the news before it got out.
“I have to prove [to] people that a baby won’t stop me … I just wish that I had a little bit more time for me to think for me. I didn’t like that people [were] harassing me,” she said. “I had a whole bunch of friends calling me like, ‘Why did I have to find out [about your pregnancy] on the internet?’ … It’s something so precious and private to me, and I didn’t even get to keep that for myself.”