Cardi B Blazes ELLE Magazine / Talks New Album & More

Published: Tuesday 11th Aug 2020 by Sam

Cop a gander of Cardi B!

The Rap superstar signals the launch of her sophomore album campaign a-front of ELLE Magazine’s September issue.

Lensed by Steven Klein, the bejewelled shoot was paired with a hyper-frank interview; during which the ‘WAP’ rapper opened up about her new project, the reason for her hiatus, the direction of her second LP, and a whole lot more.

Join us after the jump…

On Her 9 Month Hiatus:

“I didn’t really like how my last song [‘Press’] performed, so I just got my creativity back. I don’t want to just put out a single and have people buy it because I’m Cardi. I want to put out really good music.”

On Direction Of Her New Album:

“My music is always going to make a woman feel like a bad bitch. When you make a woman feel like she’s the baddest bitch in the room, to me, that’s female empowerment. But this album is going to be really different. Of course, it’s going to have my Lemonade moments, my personal relationship moments.”

On Addressing Her Relationship In new Music:

“I don’t really like talking about love much, but I feel like I have to do it, just because I want people to know a little bit. There’s always rumors about me and my husband, and I feel like people would rather start rumors because they want me to be heartbroken. They want me to be hurt.

[But] If you all are so curious to know about my relationship and blah, blah, blah, I’m going to put it in the f*ckin’ music, and you can buy it, too. I’m not going to give it to you all for free.”

On Attempts To Cancel Her:

“It’s like I have a target on my back, but it’s not because of my music. Because I haven’t done music for eight months, and people still try to attack me. I feel like people are attacking me because they want me to feel the pressure of bullying, and they want me to give up, and they want me to say, ‘Oh, I quit music’ or ‘I’ll delete my Instagram, delete my Twitter,’ and I’m not willing to do that. No one will ever have that much power [over] me.

I cannot believe 73 people are trying to cancel me over a lie. Can you imagine me having a fake Instagram account to talk sh*t about different artists that I don’t even think about?I’m 27 years old, you know what I’m saying? I’m 27 years old and I have big bills, big responsibilities, and a kid who’s on my ass a lot.”

On Her Past:

“I made the choices that I did at the time because I had very limited options. I was blessed to have been able to rise from that, but so many women have not. Whether or not they were poor choices at the time, I did what I had to do to survive.”

On Wanting Donald Trump Out Of Office:

“Those people that he caters [to], he’s not going to do anything for them. It’s not like Republicans are getting better housing. It’s not like Republicans are getting better benefits. They’re not. He’s not doing anything for anybody. He’s just saying things that appease the same people. I want a president who makes me feel secure. I want a president who understands the pain of the people. I want a president who is going to give us answers.”

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[Photo Credit: ELLE / Steven Klein]

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  1. i hate whhyy n blllaa August 11, 2020

    megan is the only reason cardi has a life right now…cuz even tgj said it was over 8 months till she put a song out….

    • Gworl Bye August 11, 2020

      Pretty much. Megan is the It girl right now, and let’s face it, WAP would have fallen flat without her, no matter what the delusional bird gang thinks.

      • Dc August 11, 2020

        Meg didn’t have 3 number 1 singles though meg can’t help her own flop boys in the hood tanked so u sayin meg helped an already established superstar just makes you sound bitter jealous and delusional watch cardi rise again to the top while u sit on couch and hate

      • The Bag 💰 August 11, 2020

        @Gworl Bye (very appropriate name for a bih that doesn’t know what she’s talking about!) Bih why you really mad is the fact that Cardi invited Meg on a song and it is doing 10x better than the 1 Meg was on with your fave! Like Dc said “ Meg couldn’t save her own low balling singles without the help of another artist. So trust and believe Cardi was going to make a big splash back on n the music scene with or without her after all she is the rap bish with 3 number ones (soon to be four come next weeks Billboard publishing!) she still has her foot on your faves neck. So stay mad. She has her acc

    • tyty August 11, 2020

      They are helping each other I dunno why stans are so delusional. Them teaming up was a masterstroke to boost them both. Megan is coming off a scandal that nobody can quite work out what happened, she had a hit with beyonce but other than that her other singles haven’t lived up to the hype. Cardi has been quiet and needed a big bang to kick off her sophomore era. All this power you’re trying to assign to Meg is delusional and make believe.

  2. Liam August 11, 2020

    Cute interview and the pics are pretty decent!

  3. FLOP IS KING August 11, 2020

    lmfaoooooooo manly looking h0 look like the first contestant that would be kicked off drag race lmfao!!!!!!!!!

  4. Dc August 11, 2020

    This is how you do a rollout promo crazy welcome back queen 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

  5. fufu August 11, 2020

    shes not a s** symbol to me. comedian at best. but her smut music isnt funny to me

    • Dc August 11, 2020

      Multi Millionaire at best who gives af what u think.

  6. Dc August 11, 2020

    The fashion blogs giving this life y’all bitter f*** keep hating the real world knows how epic this photo is y’all lil sour F*** on this blog keep watching cardi rise again giving meg her biggest hit to date already Riaa 500,000 sold heading to debut at number 1 cardi slapped flop girl summer only at 70 million views was at 65 million views 4 days and y’all say meg the reason this a hit just delusional

  7. Jungle+Juice August 11, 2020

    I guess it’s be mad at Cardi season again Lol

  8. Kima,Keisha&Pam August 11, 2020

    Love this woman.

  9. i hate whyy and blaccc August 11, 2020

    ELLE should have Meghan and her in the same picture, cardi not hott without megan and nicki

    • Dc August 11, 2020

      They don’t know meg she’s not had any crossover success minus savage needed Beyoncé to sell it also megs current solo single flopped so who needed who cardi is exposing meg to her biggest hit yet and yes that includes savage Beyoncé mix only at 3 million wap at 500,000 after 3 days oh yea the power of meg 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

    • The Money Bag wit W.A.P. 💦 💰 August 11, 2020

      “ Cardi not hot without a Meg and Nicki?! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂😂Bish are you dumb?!! Of course you are!! Cardi is that b****, meanwhile ya fave will be underneath her red bottoms yet again as she explodes onto Billboard next week! Nicki cannot see that girl when they have been on the charts at the same time, so you sound as dumb as your leader! Y’all think cuz Doja and 69 helped her finally get her two number ones after 12 years into her career that she is that girl?!!..That is laughable!🤣🤣🤣🤣 The bish has 113 entries on Billboard in the span of her career and only two are number 1?!!! Please go sit down and hide somewhere!!!… I am embarrassed for you!!!🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

      • BuzzOff August 11, 2020

        👏🏽 👏🏽

  10. Deeva August 11, 2020

    That lip piercing is trashy af

    • Dc August 11, 2020

      And still got a prestigious Elle cover u mad ha ha cardi does wtf she wants and still secure mainstream covers yesss queen

  11. Tyler Perry Stan August 11, 2020

    She look t*****

  12. The Money Bag wit W.A.P. 💦 💰 August 11, 2020

    Yes Bardi!!! The “Gworls” really mad because Cardi bout to p****-pop right back to number one on their faves head! They just knew that guhl and Ferg was going to get that top ten spot. Sorry, Not Sorry!!…It is once again Cardi Season b******!!!…oh and how that 4th number 1 taste in ya mouf bih?!!! The only rap bish to have both of her first singles off her first and 2nd album to go number 1!!! They hate to see it!!!
    #TheEmpressizBack!!!👠❤️👠❤️👠❤️👠

    • Dc August 11, 2020

      🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥Success is the biggest revenge 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾welcome back queen

  13. A&R August 11, 2020

    🤗🤗🤗 I want to got to Christmas at Cardi’s house.

  14. DC3 FOREVER August 11, 2020

    She ain’t wrong about Trump disgusting fatass he just needs to die already

  15. Lemy August 11, 2020

    Bravo to their editor for finding a creative way to hide her herpiii lumps

  16. #WAP August 11, 2020

    That cover is stunning! A true queen

    • #WAP August 11, 2020

      Her team is doing everything perfectly this GP around!!!

  17. PinotNoir August 11, 2020

    Looks 42 on the cover.

    2nd pic is very Stripped Xtina.

    Check those knives-for-nails. Wiping her gray cräck must be like eating with chopsticks.

    WAP sux. I miss Washpoppin’.

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