Cardi B

Cardi B Talks Album Re-Release, Nicki Minaj, & Kulture

Hot off the release of her new single “Money,” Cardi B FaceTimed Ebro Darden on his Beats 1 show on Apple Music.

The rapper discussed motherhood, the “Money” leak, and her rivalry with Nicki Minaj. However, she denies that she ever recorded a Nicki diss track. “The way that I came up, it was never about dissing nobody, and I still feel like I don’t need to diss anybody for nothing. My music was never about that,” she says. “I have a short temper, so that’s like doing things that I don’t stand for. I don’t like when people be subbing me. So why would I be subbing you on music?”

Cardi plans to release a new version of Invasion of Privacy consisting of bonus tracks that didn’t make her debut either at the end of this year or early next.

As far as a rumored “Wet” collaboration with Beyoncé, Cardi says it’s just a rumor. She and Bey have not recorded a song, but she would love to. “Let’s put that into the universe,” she adds.

She also reveals that she and Offset received seven-figure offers for photos of Kulture, but decided to keep their daughter out of the public eye after receiving threatening messages. “I get so many disgusting text messages, I had to hire a private investigator to figure out who sends me this shit,” she reveals.

On her Invasion of Privacy re-release: “The plan was always to drop a, like, bonus. But I just didn’t [think] I was going to be so busy doing back-and-forth, back-and-forth things after I gave birth. It’s like, oh my God, like, my schedule is so flooded. Maybe in December or just maybe January. I don’t know. It’s just songs that I felt were really good songs that didn’t make the album.”

On the ‘Money’ leak: “This happens all the time, you know? When you give it to streaming services, it might go to a freakin’ different country […] and somebody from there leaked it. And, you know, people don’t like you, so they’re gonna keep spreading it […] It was literally the people who hate me who posted it. My fans were like, ‘Please, don’t post it.’ Everything that I do, they be on it before my fans . . . Seems like you love me, so it’s like, f ** k it. I can’t retract it; I might as well put it out.”

On a rumored Nicki diss track: “The way that I came up, it was never about dissing nobody, and I still feel like I don’t need to diss anybody for nothing. My music was never about that. I have a short temper, so that’s like doing things that I don’t stand for. I don’t like when people be subbing me. So why would I be subbing you on music? And any problem that I have, I always address people face-to-face. I don’t care. It’s whatever the energy’s like. I don’t care.”

On whether she could be in the same room as Nicki without incident: “I don’t care. It’s whatever the energy’s like. I don’t care.”

On her decision to keep Kulture out of the public eye: “I can show you screenshots of comments. Who are these people threatening my child? It’s just really disgusting, disturbing things. We just don’t want to show our baby right now. I got offered seven figures [to show Kulture], but I’m just not ready yet. I get so many disgusting text messages, I had to hire a private investigator to figure out who sends me this shit.”