Cardi B turned down over a million dollars for her baby’s photos


It is becoming abundantly clear that Cardi B is not messing around when it comes to her daughter Kulture. Supposedly, it was a slight about her mothering that pushed Cardi over the edge with Nicki Minaj. She canceled her tour dates with Bruno Mars because she wasn’t ready to leave her baby. And now we know she’s not ready to share Kulture just yet, either. During an interview this week, Cardi said she’d been offered “seven figures” for photos of her three month old daughter but that she turned it down. And her reason for not showing off photos is one of the best I’ve heard: she simply doesn’t want to.

No amount of “Money” will make Cardi B share the identity of her baby girl.

Since the July 10 birth of their first child, the “Money” rapper and her husband Offset have only shown small glimpses of their newborn. “Me and my husband… We just don’t wanna show our baby right now,” the mother of one said Wednesday during an interview with Apple Music‘s Ebro Darden.

“I got offered seven figures [for baby pictures], but I’m just not ready yet,” Cardi added.

[From People]

I’m not being cheeky when I say I appreciate Cardi’s reasoning. It’s refreshing when a celeb doesn’t bring out their sanctimonious soapbox to explain how they were morally compelled to do something. I get that it’s easier to turn down seven figures when you are making that kind of money anyway with your career, but Cardi did something similar with her wedding. She got married and kept it to herself until she was ready to tell the world. She understands that once she puts her private business out there, it becomes everyone’s business. She’s just savoring these few moments of normalcy during Kulture’s infancy while she can. I get it.




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  1. RspbryChelly says:

    7 figures??? So ridiculous

  2. Ifeoma says:

    I like Cardi. I don’t mind when celebs share every detail with us (that’s why I read Celebitchy) but I like her because people kept insulting her and calling her a dumb baby mama but she still didn’t correct anyone and she didn’t share news of her marriage till almost a year later. I like her because she’s definitely entertaining and has no qualms about talking about her moustache or vag. LOL. She’s one of the very few celebs I follow on IG.

    • Artemis says:

      She didn’t say anything because Offset has been cheating on her non-stop before and during this marriage and she used to blast women for staying and that they looked dumb on TV.

      Then when the baby is born, she’s looking to fight Nicki Minaj and sending people to strippers who allegedly slept with ‘her man’. All because she’s insecure and unwilling to put the blame on Offset. To top it all off she’s spending money on dumb ish. She’s not smart and can’t handle fame. She’s just extremely lucky.

      • CN says:

        Oh, she’s lucky alright, which you can say for practically all celebrities. She also works hard, just like other celebs.

        Yes, Offest cheated on her and she admitted it and talked about it and how she arrived at the decision to stay. As to her smarts and spending money on dumb stuff, this girl has talked so many times about how she plans for her future. She had a plan when she was stripping and she has a plan now for how to spend her money, how she is set for life depending on how she uses the money. She has also said she’s got people to take care of so she has to keep working hard and see how she can set them up. Of course, that narrative is inconvenient for some.

        Cardi will be fine in the long run because she is under no illusions about who she is, where she came from and what she wants.

    • Yes Doubtful says:

      I liked her too…until I read about how she had two women beat up because they slept with her husband. And then I read about how she treated a makeup artist poorly and then went on Insta live to bash her some more. Cardi is not as great of a person as people think she is. Seriously, look it up.

  3. Comfort says:

    As if. Who’s dying to see her baby?

  4. Sam says:

    It’s ok if you don’t care to see the baby, no one is forcing you to buy the magazine. I am sure Cardi is aware of being in the spotlight and what it does to someone, who would want to put their kids through that.

  5. bacondonut says:

    love Cardi! meanwhile somewhere…a karda$hian is crying FOR WHYYYYYY?! THINK OF THE MONEYYYY!

  6. dietcokehead says:

    I appreciate that she wants to protect her kid when so many others sell theirs out for $$$ but man, Kulture is a terrible name.

  7. Steff says:

    Has anyone seen the video of this makeup artist, blackswanmua on youtube, revealing her awful experience with Cardi? She said Cardi kept moving and told her to GTFO because she didn’t like her half done makeup. Then Cardi was on instagram live getting her makeup done and cursing her out calling her a liar (her video went viral and got Cardi’s attention), and the makeup artist currently working on her couldn’t even put the lipgloss on cause she moved so much.

    • Patty says:

      Yeah. She doesn’t like black women. Unless they can help her on the come up or secure a bag. Kanye Shrug.

    • Yes Doubtful says:

      Yup. Celebitchy needs to re-think being on the “love Cardi” train… This girl is a mean, violent, insecure mess.

  8. Lorelei says:

    I heve no opinion on her baby photos but the outfit in the second photo is atrocious.

  9. Murphy says:

    I don’t know if I believe her, this girl is obsessed with $$ and love showing off the numbers-I don’t think she would have turned it down.

  10. laur says:

    @cn is she set for life when she’s bought like three ridiculously expensive cars but can’t even drive? If that’s what she thinks of as an investment she’s in for a shock one day.

    • CN says:

      @laur, she has talked about the types of investments she wanted to get into when she was a stripper (back then she wanted to flip houses). Once she became a hit and started making a lot more money, she hired a financial planner to help her manage her money.

      She never once talked about the cars or the jewelry as investments, those were splurges for things that she wanted and she checked with her advisor before she spent the money. This is all information you could find out about her if you wanted to.

      As for the lack of driving, she’s got drivers for that, which she would probably have whether she could drive or not. Anyway, this girl has been underestimated for very a long time, so this is nothing new.

  11. Luci Lu says:

    She’s cute, funny, and very lucky. Her best bet career-wise, is to get on a sit-com, and ride that baby until the cows come home, because she cannot rap, sing or dance, and soon, the fickle fans will discover that fact, and drop her like last year’s Nikes.