Cardi B’s latest win is scoring the cover of Harper’s Bazaar, where she talks fame, motherhood and her very public breakup..
Featuring stunning couture from Dolce & Gabbana, Vera Wang and Balenciaga, the mag styled Cardi B as a fairytale princess, which is something she says she can relate to.
“I feel like my life is a fairy tale and I’m a princess—rags to riches, people trying to sabotage,” she said. “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.”
While the shoot and cover are a big deal for a relatively young pop star, they’re also evidence of Cardi’s status as one of the most famous women in the world. That has led to many uncomfortable moments where her private life was exposed.
Most notably, of course, has been her breakup with her husband Offset, who is the father of her daughter Kulture. She opened up about her decision to leave him, revealing that he begged her to go to therapy to try and save the relationship after rumors of his chronic infidelity went public.
“I didn’t want to go to marriage counseling,” she said. “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.”
As for whether the couple will get back together, Cardi says, “Who knows? You never know, you can never tell.”
For now, Cardi is focused on being the best role model for her daughter that she can, as well as protecting herself from jumping into any relationship.
“I like to have sex. That doesn’t mean I have to have it with everybody,” she said before adding, “Not that I judge women who want to have sex with the world.”
Her honesty didn’t end with just her relationship, as the young star also opened up about her struggle with post-partum depression and getting back to herself after baby.
“I thought I was going to avoid it,” Cardi says. “When I gave birth, the doctor told me about postpartum, and I was like, ‘Well, I’m doing good right now, I don’t think that’s going to happen.’ But out of nowhere, the world was heavy on my shoulders.”
And yet, she reveals motherhood has also been one of the best things to happen to her, especially for keeping her grounded.
“Sometimes I’ll see something online and it’ll piss me off, and then my baby will start crying or something, and it’s like, ‘You know what? I’ve got to deal with the milk. Forget this.'”