Cardi B may have just had a baby, but the new mom is jumping back in the music game like she never left.
During a recent interview with Ebro Darden on Beats 1 Radio, Cardi revealed that her latest single and viral sensation, “Money”, was actually an accidental leak.
“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,” Cardi said. “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, fuck it. I can’t retract it; I might as well put it out.”
In regards to rumors that the track was a verbal diss towards Nicki Minaj after the now infamous Harpers Bazaar fracas, Cardi states that when it comes to beef, she prefers to handle things off record.
“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 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.”
When asked if she and Nicki can be in the same room without issues, Cardi kept it real by reiterating, “I don’t care. It’s whatever the energy’s like.”
During the intimate interview, Cardi also disclosed why she and Offset are so protective of baby Kulture and why they prefer to keep her 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.”
Check out the full interview here.