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Cardi B details struggle with postpartum depression

2019-02-08 11:57
Cardi B (PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES/GALLO IMAGES)
Cardi B (PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES/GALLO IMAGES)

Cardi B has opened up for the first time about her battle with postpartum depression following the birth of her daughter Kulture, Time Magazine reports.

The Money rapper, who covered the latest edition of Harper’s Bazaar, opened up about her ‘mommy blues’ following her daughter’s birth in July 2018.

“I thought I was going to avoid it,” she admits to the magazine. “When I gave birth, the doctor told me about postpartum and I was like, ‘Well, I’m doing good right now, I don’t think that’s going to happen,’ But out of nowhere, the world was heavy on my shoulders.”

Along with postpartum depression, Cardi (26) – whose real name is Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar – admits she has been struggling with her body image following the birth of her daughter with estranged husband, Migos rapper, Offset.

“For some reason, I still don't feel like my body's the same,” she said. “I feel like I don't have my balance right yet. When it comes to heels, I'm not as good at walking anymore. I feel like I'm holding a weight on me. “

She further added, “I don't know why because I'm skinnier than I've ever been. But there's an energy I haven't gotten back yet that I had before I was pregnant. It's just the weirdest thing.”

While she tried to work on being more body positive, Cardi admits that since becoming a mother, she has changed her outlook when it comes to what she prioritises.

“Before, I cared about everything — relationship, gossip. Now I don’t feel like I have the time to please people,” she said. “I don’t care about anything anymore — just my career and my kid…well, I care about my career because of my money.”

In the article, Cardi confirmed she turned down Offset’s request for counselling to save their marriage before announcing their split in early December.

She told that magazine, ‘I decided on my own,’ about leaving her husband.

“Nobody makes my decisions about my life but me. I didn't want to go to marriage counselling. He suggested it, but it's like, 'I don't want to go.' There's no counsellor or nothing that could make me change my mind.”

Sources: Time, Harper’s Bazaar,