Cardi B Claims She Was Happier Before Fame In Telling Interview

Hip-hop sensation Cardi B has revealed she often feels like "the world owns her" in a cover interview with CR Fashion Book.

In the candid feature, the "Bodak Yellow" hitmaker is quizzed on her new found fame by former Disney channel starlet turned songstress, Zendaya. The Bronx native rose to prominence as a cast member on the VH1 reality show, Love and Hip Hop New York. When she joined the cast in the sixth season in 2015, she quickly became its breakout star thanks to her infectious attitude. Although she only stayed on for two seasons, leaving in 2017, the show was instrumental in helping Cardi B create a fan base for her music. Her first commercial single "Bodak Yellow" was a smash hit, crowning her as the first solo female rapper to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100 since Lauren Hill in 1998.

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Since then, Cardi B has gone from strength to strength, collaborating with a number of high profile artists—most recently, Bruno Mars on his feel-good anthem "Finesse." While it may sound like everything is coming up gold for the 25-year-old, she told Zendaya that the pressure was sometimes too much.

"Well, one positive thing about fame is that my family, whatever they want, they get," Cardi B explained, according to People. "Everything that I want to buy, I can get. I don’t have to worry so much about my future. One negative thing is that, even though I'm happy, I feel like I was a little bit happier two or three years ago when I had less money. I had less people who had opinions about my life. I felt like my life was mine. Now I feel like I don't even own my life. I feel like the world owns me."

Although she may feel like fame is a double-edged sword, the star went on to explain that she wants to expand her empire. "I really want to accomplish more records, more Billboard hits. I might want to get into acting or designing clothes."

As for her personal life, Cardi got engaged to rapper Offset from the group Migos last year and has plans for their future. "My real goal is to have beautiful kids, a beautiful mansion, and do business that makes me money until the day I die. Then be able to pass it on to my children."


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