After a successful release of her new single ‘Up’ Cardi B sits with music icon Mariah Carey for a history chat for the latest issue of Interview magazine.
In the interview, Cardi talks about what growing up in the Bronx felt like, managing her affairs during the intensive Covid-19 period and about her highly anticipated forthcoming studio album. Take a look at what Cardi said about the album below.
CAREY: You probably want to talk about your new album and we can get into that. How are you feeling about it?
CARDI B: I feel like I’m missing some songs. Everybody’s rushing me to put it out, but I don’t know if it’s the right time. When I do interviews, I like to be in people’s faces. I hate Zoom meetings. They’re just so weird. I like to do listening parties. You can’t even tour. That shit’s wack as fuck.
CAREY: Take your time to make it the best album that you can. That’s what I think everybody wants you to do. I know how it feels when people try to rush you because you’re coming off such a mammoth success. Do you have a song like “Be Careful” on the album? That’s one of my favorites.
CARDI B: I do have a song like “Be Careful,” but I think it’s more personal. People were saying, “You need to be softer. You need to talk more about yourself.” And I was telling them that it’s really hard for me to do love records and express myself like that because I never do that. I don’t talk about love and shit.
CAREY: Do you have any fears surrounding the new album?
CARDI B: People always have crazy expectations, especially when it comes to female rap. It’s not like it’s a competition, but people are always comparing and comparing and comparing. It’s almost like they want to see you fail. I hate the feeling when I don’t do something really good. So I want my shit to be good because my last album did so well, and if this one doesn’t do well, I’m going to feel really sad.
Check out the full interview here.