Cardi B has had a more eventful year than likely anyone else in the world and she topped it all off this weekend by confirming her pregnancy on Saturday Night Live. Still, you can’t make that many money moves without people trying to hate on you, as is evidenced by a lot of negative chatter about the rapper on social media. On Tuesday, Cardi B responded to fans criticizing her pregnancy and insisting that her career is “over” simply because she’s going to be a mom soon. Because that’s just ridiculous.
To take a step back for a moment, it’s important to remember that rumors about Cardi B being pregnant have flooded tabloid covers ever since she started topping the Billboard charts with her way-too-catchy singles. She’s denied them with each and every Instagram comment speculating about her reproductive health, most notably scolding fans to just let her “fat in peace” without assuming she was pregnant back in February.
Now that she confirmed her pregnancy on live, national, television, people are still questioning Cardi B’s decision to have a child, along with speculating why she would keep the news under wraps for so long. The woman kind of can’t win. First, people just couldn’t handle a woman “having it all” — talent, success, and a partner — without her also being pregnant. And now that she is definitely pregnant, there’s some pushback about what it will do to her newfound fame.
Cardi B had some words for those people during an interview with Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club on Tuesday.
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The “Bodak Yellow” rapper told the radio hosts that her pregnancy was unplanned, but that she was ready to take it on. “I’m a grown woman. I’m 25 years old. I’m a schmillionaire and I’m prepared for this.” And people who think this means she can’t have a career in music simply because she’s going to be a mom are…