Cardi B’s takeover continues. The Bronx bombshell is profiled in GQ’s May 2018 issue, where she opens up about Beyoncé, Blood ties, and butt injections. After confirming her pregnancy this weekend, Bardi shares some insight into her relationship with her fiancé, Offset.
The power couple is planning a fall wedding in Atlanta, though the year of the ceremony isn’t known. They are also planning to live in the A-T-L, even though Cardi B hasn’t adjusted to the area just yet. “I always feel like his people and him gotta feel comfortable,” she said. “[Offset]’s never comfortable in New York. He loves down south. He told me to move in with him, in Atlanta. I stayed in his house a couple of times, but it’s so hard to live there. He decided, though, that we’re going to build a house in Atlanta, and that’s the house that we’re gonna raise our kids in. But my job is in New York, always, so I can barely spend time in Atlanta.”
Time has become a luxury for Cardi B and Offset. Both skyrocketing with respective rap careers, it’s hard to find time to see one another. She claims they try to see each other a couple of times a week. But so far, she says, they’ve never spent a full uninterrupted week together. “I think we’ve spent like about six days together in L.A.,” she added.
Cardi B’s “Money Moves” continue. After appearing in GQ, hosting “Saturday Night Live,” and dropping her debut album Invasion of Privacy, the “Bodak Yellow” chart topper is co-hosting “The Tonight Show” this evening. Read additional quotes from her GQ story about Beyoncé, Offset, and butt injections below.
On Offset: “Around Super Bowl time I told my publicist to tell him, because I was very shy, ‘Listen, if we gonna go on a public date together, you cannot make me look like a dumb-ass after this.’ I never wanted to date a rapper because I would hate to look crazy in public. Like you on a date with me but you fucking other bitches. And he was like, ‘No, I really like her. I’m really feeling her.’ We was talking, we was making out. We didn’t fuck. After the Super Bowl, it got really serious because I feel, like, all eyes on us.”
On Offset Trust Issues: “For a long time, we was in love with each other but we didn’t really trust in each other. It was like a competition of who’s gonna hit each other up first. I don’t want to hit him up first; he will hit me up first. People used to put things in my head: ‘He gonna leave you. He be fucking with mad bitches.’ People used to put things in his head: ‘Cardi, she’s a dog. Don’t trust her.’ We never really trusted each other because I always feel like he could get any girl he wants—what makes me think he’s gonna want me? I think he felt the same way. Ni**as want to be with me, and bitches wanna be with him.”
On Butt Injections: “They don’t numb your ass with anything. It was the craziest pain ever. I felt like I was gonna pass out. I felt a little dizzy. And it leaks for, like, five days.”
On Beyoncé: “I’m too shy. When I met Beyoncé, people be like, ‘How that felt? I bet you was mad happy.’ It’s like, ‘Actually, I wanted to shit on myself.’ It was a very scary thing. All she was doing was like, ‘Hi. I love your music.’ And I was like ‘UHHHN!'”
On Blood Ties: “Here’s the thing. I never really wanted to talk about that, because I always wanted a music deal. I always want to keep my endorsements. When I was 16 years old, I used to hang out with a lot of Bloods. I used to pop off with my homies. And they’d say, ‘Yo, you really get it poppin’. You should come home. You should turn Blood.’ And I did. Yes, I did. And something that–it’s not like, oh, you leave. You don’t leave. Stripping changed my life. When I was a stripper, I didn’t give a fuck about gangs, because I was so focused on making money.”
On Gangs: “One thing I could say, you could ask any gang member: Being in a gang don’t make you not one dollar. And I know for a fact every gang member, he asking himself, ‘Why did I turn this?’ Sometimes it’s almost like a fraternity, a sorority. Sometimes it’s like that. And sometimes I see people that’s in the same gang kill each other. So sometimes there is no loyalty. Sometimes you gotta do certain things to get higher, to get higher and higher. You’re doing all of that and you not making money off of it. That’s why I don’t talk about it much. Because I wouldn’t want a young person, a young girl, to think it’s okay to join it. You could talk to somebody that is considered Big Homie and they will tell you: ‘Don’t join a gang.’ The person that I’m under, she would tell you, ‘Don’t join a gang.’ It’s not about violence. It’s just like–it doesn’t make your money. It doesn’t make your money. I rep it, because I been repping it for such a long time.”
On Life: “I feel like I’m not in control of my life.”
On President Franklin D. Roosevelt: “First of all, he helped us get over the Depression, all while he was in a wheelchair. Like, this man was suffering from polio at the time of his presidency, and yet all he was worried about was trying to make America great–make America great again for real. He’s the real ‘Make America Great Again,’ because if it wasn’t for him, old people wouldn’t even get Social Security…Yes, from the New Deal. It was a system to get us back from the world Depression–then, on top of that, while he was president there was a fucking war going on. World War II was going on. So all this shit going on in the United States, while recouping the country from an economic tragedy, making sure that America won the war–and his wife? I would say she was almost like Michelle Obama. She was such a good humanitarian, and we both got the same birthday, October 11th.”
On President Trump: “When it came to the school shooting, that’s when I was like, ‘Okay, this ni**a really think that everything is a joke.’ Have you ever shot a gun before? It’s very scary and loud. It’s traumatizing to shoot somebody. On top of that, what makes you think that a kid wouldn’t come behind a teacher, shoot her from the back, then go in her desk and take the gun? And now you got two guns. It’s like, ‘Don’t you calculate?'”