Cardi B was ‘afraid’ to hire a nanny for her kids, her family helps her

Something underrated about Cardi B: she’s actually a great model and she loves high fashion. While she has a certain style, she can pull off all kinds of looks, and it’s cool to see her play around in the fashion industry. Cardi covers the latest issue of Vogue Singapore, and the editorial makes me want to see her cover American Vogue and British Vogue. Cardi chatted with the magazine about motherhood and being a successful artist while taking (short) breaks to have two kids, Kulture and Wave. She was really young when she had Kulture too – she was only 25, and her star was still on the ascent. Some highlights:

Having kids made her appreciate her mom: “I’ve never appreciated my mum more — having kids helps you see things a little bit different.”

Having Kulture so early in her career: “There weren’t a lot of artists out there who had babies at the beginning of their career. I didn’t have an album out when I found out I was pregnant. Everybody was so nervous for my career and future, but I kept telling them, ‘It’s easy. Trust me, I’m going to have a nanny and she’s going to travel up and down with me. It’s not even going to be a hassle.'”

She never did hire a nanny: “I was afraid of anybody being around her besides my family,” she continued, adding that she never wanted to burden her kids’ grandparents by leaving the children with them 24/7. “They are older and don’t have the same energy as someone in their 20s. I’m never far from my kids because that’s my responsibility as a mother.”

She wants to make sure her kids understand that they have to work: “They need to know to never feel comfortable. Don’t ever feel like, ‘I’m going to get it because I’m Cardi and Offset’s kid.’ . . . Even though my kids are well-off, I want them to know that when you work for things and achieve it, it’s more respected — especially when people see that you bust your ass for it.”

[From Vogue Singapore via Pop Sugar]

This reminds me of Adele a little bit too, stepping away to give birth to Angelo when she was (arguably) on top of the world. I think Adele and Cardi both have some regrets about when they had babies, although they obviously love their children and all of that. But there’s some wistfulness there, the “maybe I should have enjoyed my single childfree years a bit more.” But for both Adele and Cardi, it feels like motherhood grounded them at a time when they needed it too. I’m also not surprised that Cardi never got around to getting a nanny – she has her parents and extended family helping her, and Offset and his family, plus their dual entourages, etc.

Photo and covers courtesy of Vogue Singapore.

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  1. At says:

    I’m usually not one to gripe about plastic surgery but I wish Cardi had left atleast her nose alone, she doesn’t look like herself anymore and it took all the charm out of her face :/

    • Carrie says:

      She burst onto the scene already super pretty. She messed that up. Didn’t need anything but maybe a lil lipo help after pregnancies.

      I would only hire male nannies esp with someone like her hubby around.

    • Morgana says:

      I agree about her nose, I remember her saying in an interview that she was going to get her nose done, and I Imediately I thought Noooooooooo!

      • DiegoInSF says:

        I think it looks very natural, honestly and It’s an improvement, I had mine done too but want a revision.

  2. Evev says:

    I completely agree! I don’t think she is as pretty as she used to be, after all the plastic surgery. But I think that about everybody with a ton of plastic surgery (so most of Hollywood at this point).

  3. Colby says:

    That last pic with the leopard print (?) outfit is *chefs kiss*. How visually striking!

    • Kaye says:

      On the other hand . . . my first thought was that it looked like a frog that got caught in the lawnmower.

  4. Yup, Me says:

    My children have never been cared for by someone who isn’t part of our family or close friends (until they are comfortably speaking/expressing themselves and they start school). There are so many horror stories about issues with childcare. I couldn’t imagine adding fame (and the challenges associated with it) on top of all that.

    Right now, I’m supposed to be hiring occasional childcare as backup for when family isn’t available and the tab is just sitting open because I get anxious every time I start working on it. Cardi is both smart and fortunate if she can rely on family for her support needs.

  5. Twin Falls says:

    A common myth is that child sexual abuse is perpetrated by strangers and pedophiles. But most people who sexually abuse children are friends, partners, family members, and community members. About 93 percent of children who are victims of sexual abuse know their abuser. Less than 10 percent of sexually abused children are abused by a stranger.

    96 percent of people who sexually abuse children are male, 76 percent are married men, and 76.8 percent of people who sexually abuse children are adults.

    The younger the victim, the more likely it is that the abuser is a family member. Of those molesting a child under six, 50 percent were family members.

    • mmhmm says:

      Thank you for that.

      I’m happy that Cardi is having the motherhood experience that she wants, but let’s not use her words to malign professional childcare.

    • Léna says:

      I didn’t understand her comment about not having a nanny about sexual abuse at all. It can be scary to trust ” strangers” into your home, your personal life, and I’m sure it’s even more complex when the parent is famous (security risks probably, anonymity…)
      My mother was scared for years to leave me and my younger sisters to a nanny when her friend’s baby died at the end of the nanny. She works in healthcare so she knew that nannies are professional but it’s still scary to trust new people with your children

  6. Escape says:

    Love her!!!!