The "I Like It" rapper exclusively invited ET to the set of her latest campaign photo shoot with Fashion Nova, where she opened up about everything from motherhood to working on her post-baby body following the birth of her 9-month-old daughter, Kulture, with husband Offset.
During the candid interview, Cardi revealed that she recently underwent breast cosmetic surgery. She said in a video posted to Instagram last September that she was planning to go under the knife after Kulture "did [her] bad."
"I just got my boobs redone," Cardi, 26, told ET's Katie Krause. "I feel good, but then sometimes I feel like not, you know? [When] your skin is stretched out."
"Yes, my daughter f**ked me up!" she joked. "She did, she so did."
Kulture was actually on set with her hard-working mama for the shoot, but Cardi admitted that she often experiences "mom guilt" due to her jam-packed schedule.
"I do experience that mom guilt, you know? She's here, but it makes me sad sometimes because it's like, 'Oh my gosh, all that traveling,'" she explained. "I know her sleeping schedule is getting a little messed up ... every single time that she gets on an airplane, it's all good until the landing. She starts crying, and I just be feeling so sad because I know the pain, you know, when your ears pop."
"And sometimes I wake up in the morning and she's in my bed and I just want to cuddle and [I can't]," she continued. "It is getting harder because she knows me. She recognizes more now and that's, like, you can just tell she wants me to be there. Sometimes, when she sees me leaving, she looks up and goes, 'B***h, where you going?'"
While on set, ET also got a sneak peek look at Cardi's all-new collection with Fashion Nova, which officially drops May 8. The 107-piece collection, her second with the online retail giant, is inspired by '80s and '90s influences mixed with themes of empowerment and rebellion.
"This one is different than the first because we have more color. We have more cutouts, it's more fun," she teased. "It's more summertime, but it also has that Matrix look that I like."
"We're doing high fashion on an affordable budget," she added of the collection, which includes pieces that range from $29-$99. "It's sexy. So classy and clean. I love it!"