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Cardi B Recalls The Moment She Told Her Mother She Was A Stripper

Tara Walsh
Tara Walsh

10:31 24 Feb 2021


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Cardi B opens up

Cardi B has opened up about her childhood in a new interview with Mariah Carey.

During their chat for Interview Magazine, she spoke about the moment her mother found out she was a stripper.

The artist admitted it, 'really bothered her.'

 

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Cardi said her mother always had her listening to Disney music and Barney growing up.

But whenever she went to her grandmother's house, 'they would always play BET and sh*t.'

The rapper remembers watching a Missy Elliott video, and thinking to herself, 'I want to do that when I grow up.'

'And then I started seeing girls like Trina, and I was like, "She’s so sexy. I want to talk like that when I grow up."'

Cardi admitted, 'I always wanted to be what my mom didn’t let me be.'

'I wanted to wear small shirts and have my belly out and wear little kitty heels.'

 

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Cardi's work as a stripper

Before fame, Cardi worked as a stripper.

The 28-year-old told Mariah that when she first entered the strip club, she was, 'really shy,' and felt incredibly, 'uncomfortable.'

 

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'I felt very ashamed,' she admitted.

'There were times when I was crying, like, "Oh my gosh, if my mom or my dad found out, they’d be so humiliated."'

'But I needed the fu**ing money. I was living with my boyfriend at the time, but he wasn’t doing sh*t.'

 

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She continued, 'I used to smoke weed back then, so I felt like weed was necessary.'

'I wanted money for weed and to move out. I just wanted enough money to rent a room.'

'That’s how desperate I was to get the f**k out of the situation I was in.'

 

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Cardi's mother found out

The artist said her mother was really upset when she found out.

She said, 'When I told my mom I was a stripper that really bothered her for a minute.'

'But now when she hears me saying grown sh*t, I don’t think she gives a f**k anymore.'

 

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Cardi is now one of the biggest rappers in the world, and her music is a far cry from Barney and Disney.

'I think she didn’t want me to grow up so fast, because the kids around my neighborhood grew up fast.'

'That’s why my mom was always scared. There was teen pregnancy all around us.'

 

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'She was just being a mom,' the WAP rapper added.


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