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Cardi B says she doesn't want to rely on her parents to care for her kids: 'They mine'

Amanda Goh   

Cardi B says she doesn't want to rely on her parents to care for her kids: 'They mine'
  • Cardi B says she doesn't want to be over-reliant on others to care for her two kids — not even her parents.
  • She told Rolling Stone that since she gave birth to her children, she is responsible for them.

Cardi B is a hands-on mom who doesn't want to be over-reliant on others to care for her kids — not even her parents.

"I had them kids," she told Rolling Stone. "They came out of my pussy, not my mom's. They mine."

The "Bodak Yellow" rapper has two children with fellow musician Offset: daughter Kulture, 5, and son Wave, 2.

Although her parents help out with the kids while she's looking for a nanny, she feels uneasy as a mother leaving all the work to someone else.

"My kids come first. My kids come before anything," Cardi B, 31, said.

In the interview, she also spoke about the difficulties she faced while juggling her duty to her kids and her responsibility toward her fans, who want her to be more active on social media.

"Not only just your fans telling you that," Cardi B said, "you got to deal with what I'm dealing with now — motherhood — that nobody could solve for me. No assistant could solve for me. No husband could solve for me. No label could solve for me. Nobody could solve what's going on in my home, and what's going on in my home is we have a shortage of my kids being taken care of. I got to solve it."

The rapper isn't the only celebrity who has spoken about managing parenting duties and work responsibilities.

In February, Blake Lively shared that she and her husband, Ryan Reynolds, agreed "not to work at the same time" when they first started dating so that they could always prioritize their personal lives.

In March, Eva Mendes said she and Ryan Gosling had a "non-verbal agreement" that she would step back from her acting career to stay at home with their children when they decided to have kids.

But childcare is a concern for all working parents, celebrity or not.

Childcare costs in the US are rising: According to Business Insider's previous calculations, parents could spend at least $25,714 caring for a child this year, up 41.5% from 2016.

For many working millennials, ballooning childcare costs leave them with little choice but to rely on their parents or other family members for help. Others choose to move abroad to countries with better support systems and childcare benefits for working parents.

However, many working millennials are also increasingly finding themselves unable to get childcare support from their own boomer parents, who want to be free to live their own lives.

A representative for Cardi B did not immediately respond to a request for comment sent outside regular business hours.


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