Cardi B’s highly anticipated Cosmopolitan debut is only a month away and sneak peeks of her interview on her relationship with Offset already have fans divided. Last October, the hip-hop artist confirmed her engagement to the Migos rapper amid a swarm of salacious rumors of his infidelity. Despite her various proclamations of excitement over her upcoming vows (and colossal-sized engagement ring), fans have continued to criticize the rising star for standing by her man.
In Cosmo’s April 2018 issue, Cardi, born Belcalis Almanzar, lays down the law on her decision to stick with Offset and why she’s doing what she pleases.
In spite of being entangled in an engagement marred by rumors of her fiance’s infidelity, Cardi says she’d rather work things through with her partner than abandon ship.
I love Cardi B, but how you claim you a boss bitch or whatever and have Offset treat you like shit? Cheat on you PUBLICALLY? Like come on.
— Mani ✨ (@imanikatherine) January 25, 2018
“It’s like everybody is coming down my neck like, ‘Why are you not leaving him? You have low self-esteem,'” she tells Cosmopolitan. “I don’t have low self-esteem…I know I look good. I know I’m rich, I know I’m talented. I know I could get any man I want — any basketball player, football player. But I want to work out my shit with my man, and I don’t got to explain why. I’m not your property. This is my life … I’m going to take my time, and I’m going to decide on my decision… It’s not right, what he fucking did — but people don’t know what I did, ’cause I ain’t no angel.”
The details of Offset’s affairs with other women have been rumors, for now, but various outlets have talked of an alleged sex tape. This is also not the first time the “Bodak Yellow” rapper has felt compelled to address fans questioning her decision to stick with her boo. “What do you want me to do?…Start all over again and get cheated on again?” the Dominican-Trinidadian hitmaker wrote in a tweet that has since been deleted. “This shit happens to everyone…People handle they relationship different soo.”
It’s not the first time Cardi has had to remind fans that her decisions are her own to make without having to consider outside judgment.
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Since the start of her career, those outside of Cardi’s fan circle have criticized the rapper for not being their ideal version of what a feminist looks like. However, in her latest interview, it looks like once again, Cardi is here to remind us that as a feminist, not all of her actions have to constantly push the status quo of society. She’s still a feminist. All relationships are complex. And everyone woman has the right to make her own decisions.