Cardi B drops first single “Money” since giving birth

Cardi B
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Cardi B was scheduled to drop her new single “Money” yesterday, but due to pressure from fans, dropped it two days earlier.

The 26-year-old rapper has gotten a lot of of questions from fans about the song, wondering if it is a disc track to fellow female rapper Nicki Minaj. But according to a FaceTime interview Cardi B did for Ebro Darden’s Beats 1 Show for Apple Music, the song had nothing to do with Minaj.

“The way that I came up, it was never about dissing nobody,” Cardi B said, “and I still feel like I don’t need to diss anybody for nothing. My music was never about that.”

“Money” is produced by J White, who also produced “I Like It” and “Bodak Yellow” and is the first single Cardi B has released since giving birth to her three month-old daughter Kulture Kiari Cephus in July.

Cardi B references her baby girl multiple times in the song, with lyrics like “All a bad b*tch need is the K. K. C. (Woo!)”.

Cardi B, who dropped her debut album while still pregnant earlier this year, jokes on her new single about just how expensive having a baby is with lyrics like, “I got a baby, I need some money/I need cheese for my egg.” and “I was born to flex / Diamonds on my neck / I like boarding jets, I like morning sex / But nothing in this world that I like more than Kulture.”

Cardi B has been vocal about her pregnancy, motherhood and bouncing back to her pre-baby body. She even discussed how hard Kulture’s birth was while on an appearance of Jimmy Kimmel Live! to promote “Money.”

“She broke my vagina,” Cardi B said. “You know, why nobody tells you about those things — nobody told me they were going to have to stitch my vagina.”

Cardi B said regardless of how hard the pregnancy and birth was, she loves being a new mom.

“It’s the best,” Cardi B said. “It’s like, ‘oh my gosh, I should have had you when I was a teenager. This is what I was missing my whole life? I love you.’”

Cardi B said there is one main thing Kulture has inherited from her so far: her feistiness.

“My husband used to tell me, ‘stop screaming and stop catching an attitude when you pregnant cus you’re gonna pass that to the baby,” she said. “And it’s like, I did.”