In the weeks after Cardi B’s big pregnancy reveal, the Bronx-born rapper remained adamant about her decision to go on tour with Bruno Mars for seven weeks beginning in September. In an interview with Rolling Stone, the Latina behind “Bodak Yellow” described what she imagined what life on the road with her baby would look like saying she wanted to be with her daughter constantly. “I don’t want to miss one second. I don’t want to miss no smiles,” she said. “I don’t want to miss no new movement, I don’t want the baby to confuse me and the babysitter.”
In her latest reveal on Instagram, Cardi B has announced that her new experiences with motherhood have encouraged her to slow down and shoot for practicality and health.
On Thursday, Cardi B announced that she’s canceling her tour with Bruno Mars to take care of her newborn daughter Kulture.
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In a statement she posted to her Instagram account, the rapper announced that she has decided to pull out of the 24K Magic World Tour, for pretty understandable reasons. Cardi cited safety concerns for Kulture as well as her own physical and emotional stability as reasons for her decision to cancel her contribution to the show.
“As of today, I’ve decided I won’t be joining Bruno on tour this Fall. I thought that after giving birth to my daughter that 6 weeks would be enough time for me to recover mentally and physically. I also thought that I’d be able to bring her with me on tour, but I think I underestimated this whole mommy thing. Not only am I just not ready physically, I’m not ready to leave my baby behind since the doctors explained it’s not healthy for her to be on the road,” the rapper wrote in her announcement, which comes just about two weeks after she and husband Offset welcomed Kulture on July 10. “I hope you guys understand that this decision has been the hardest to make but I have to do what’s best for myself and my baby! Thank you Bruno for being so supportive and understanding.”
In a separate post to his own Instagram, Bruno posted a “message for Cardi” that confirmed his support of her decision.
“Most important thing is you and your family’s health. I know the fans will understand. You are absolutely doing the right thing. I also know we’ll share the stage when the time is right,” he wrote. “We love you Cardi and we will play Bodak Yellow every night in your honor. Please give your baby girl a hug from me and a hug on behalf of everyone on The 24k Magic Tour. Love, Bruno.”
Cardi B has spoken about her totally practical desire to pursue her career while also focusing on being a mother. During a radio interview on “The Breakfast Club,” Cardi defended her decision to be a working mother. “It just really bothers me and it disgusts me because I see a lot of women online like, ‘Oh, I feel sorry for you. Oh, your career is over,'” she said. “As a woman, why can’t I have both? Why do I gotta choose a career or a baby? Like, why can’t I have both? I want both.”