Cardi B has spoken in a new interview about her desire to finish her new album, saying that she is currently planning to “go away for a very long time” in order to complete the record.
The Bronx rapper is currently working on the follow-up to her 2018 debut LP ‘Invasion of Privacy’.
“I feel like at this point, it’s like a timeline that I created. Because last year I was like: ‘I gotta put out my album this year,'” she explained. “But, then I just stopped working on my album out of nowhere because I feel like the whole COVID thing discouraged me to put out my album. Because I want to put out an album, and I want to tour.”
Cardi continued by saying that she didn’t want to promote her new album solely on Zoom: “I don’t feel like if I do like, an album promo run and everything, like, there’s no feelings to it, me doing interviews with people through a computer. I want to meet up with people. I want to have a conversation. It’s a better vibe.
“I love album release parties. I would love an album release party in New York. I could have one in Atlanta, but I want one also at home. And I want to see people. I shouldn’t fly out 50 of my friends just so they could be there in Atlanta and then somebody might catch COVID. No. So, it’s just something that I stopped, but then now that I keep putting out my singles, I keep saying like: ‘Damn. I have no choice but to put out my album this year.'”
Cardi added that, at the time of the XXL interview, she had “a week of making sure I handle all my business, making sure everything is good, go to meetings”.
“And then, I’m going away for a very long time to finish my album,” she confirmed.
Cardi previously spoke about going into “full album mode” last month when she shared a snippet of unreleased new music. She also recently refuted claims that Eminem turned down the chance to feature on her new album.