Cardi B Defends Decision to Keep Baby, Admits Pregnancy 'Was Not Planned'

The rapper talked advancing her career while with child.

Cardi B has no time for haters. 

Just days after the release of her album, Invasion of Privacy, the 25-year-old rapper revealed that she is pregnant with her first child with fiance Offset, which led some fans to question whether she'll be able to balance both her personal and professional life.

On Tuesday, Cardi B sat down with the hosts of iHeartMedia’s Power 105.1 The Breakfast Club and defended her decision to keep her baby. "I'm a grown woman, I'm 25 years ago, I'm a schmillionaire. ...I'm prepared for this," she declared. "It just really bothers me and it disgusts me. ...It's like, 'Why can't I have both?' Why do I have to choose between a career and a baby? I want both."

As for whether she considered terminating her pregnancy, Cardi B admitted, "Kind of, sort of, but then again, no. I just didn't want to deal with the whole abortion thing. I just didn't want to."

The "Bodak Yellow" artist said that even people in her inner circle weren't necessarily on board with her pregnancy. "A lot of people were telling me, 'What are you doing? What are you doing?' And I'm like, 'OK, I'm pregnant, but I have a game plan,'" she said. "Y'all gonna have a job still."

That being said, Cardi B confessed that her pregnancy "wasn't planned." 

"It was just one night. It was a good night," she quipped. "It had to be that night."

She added that she wanted to have a child while she was young, noting, "I want my kid now that I have energy."

Cardi B exemplified this "energy" when she co-hosted The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday night. "I don't know if it's the strength of the fetus, but I have never felt so hungry to succeed," she exclaimed, eliciting an enormous cheer from the audience.

Check her out on the late-night show:



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