Cardi B opens up about suffering from postpartum depression: ‘I thought I was going to avoid it’

The rapper has spoken out about her mental health following the birth of daughter Kulture last year

Cardi B has opened up about suffering from postpartum depression following the birth of her first daughter last year.

The rapper gave birth to Kulture Kiari Cephus, her daughter with Migos rapper Offset, in July 2018.

Speaking to Harper’s Bazaar, Cardi said she wasn’t expecting to have any issues with her mental health after Kulture was born. “I thought I was going to avoid it,” she said. “When I gave birth, the doctor told me about postpartum and I was like, ‘Well, I’m doing good right now, I don’t think that’s going to happen.’”


She explained that when she began to feel the effects of it, it was unexpected. “Out of nowhere, the world was heavy on my shoulders.”

The rapper was due to go on tour with Bruno Mars months after giving birth but dropped out shortly after Kulture was born. “I thought that after giving birth to my daughter that six weeks would be enough time for me to recover mentally and physically,” she said at the time. “I also thought that I’d be able to bring her with me on tour, but I think I underestimated this whole mommy thing.”

Meanwhile, the ‘I Like It’ rapper recently took to Twitter to defend her right to spend her money on luxurious items.

“I hate when celebrities do something very extravagant or buy something very luxurious and there’s people in the comments like, ‘You could have donated that’, ‘Oh, we’re going backwards – you should have done this and that,’” she said. “It’s like, who are you to tell people what to do with their hard working ass money?”

Cardi will hold her first Las Vegas residency later this year. The star will perform “five to six” shows at the city’s new club KAOS, located at the Palms Casino Resort. The exact dates of her performances are yet to be confirmed.

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