BRONX-born TRINI-DOMINICAN Rapper CARDI B and ATLANTA native MIGOS Rapper OFFSET are the real-life players and lovers in CARDI B & OFFSET: A HIP HOP LOVE STORY, the cover story for the new issue of ROLLING STONE Magazine!!!
Here are a few interview interludes:
CARDI B on her forthcoming baby shower:
"I want a lit baby shower. My baby shower's not starting at no 5:00. My shit is going to start at 9 p.m. because that's how I celebrate, that's how Caribbean people celebrate. I don't like baby showers that be at 5 p.m. in the backyard, eating, cooking hors d'oeuvres. Nah. I might even drink some red wine. Red wine's healthy, right?"
On people who look down upon her because of her lack of education, and; on internet trolls:
"These people who want to take food out of my mouth, and my future child's mouth and my parents' mouth – for what?"
On criticisms of her being described as his "fourth baby's mom":
"People want to make fun of me, saying I'm the fourth baby mom," but "I know I'm not having a baby with a sh*tty-a** man."
OFFSET on being in a loving relationship with a very successful woman:
"We really love each other. She's real. I wanted real. I also wanted successful. My mama was the man of my household, Guys, fellas! You'll lose your wife trying to stop them from being the best they can."
On working on his public persona:
"That's what I need to work on – my charisma in front of people,"
CB on apprehensions during the initial stages of her pregnancy:
"He said, ‘What do you mean, what are you going to do? You're going to keep it.' "
She was consumed with worry.
"A lot of successful women have kids, and a lot of successful artists have kids, but not at the peak of their career," she says.
And when she told her close friends and her team, they were apprehensive.
"It was like, ‘You can't do this. This might f*ck up your career,' "
OFFSET on some possible solo projects:
"Everything has to be tight, It's got to be a masterpiece like Michael Jackson's, the same way he treated his music, his dance moves, his stage presence, his outfit, his hair, makeup, whatever it was."
On their lives together:
"We work. With a day off, we'll be in bed all day, just enjoying each other's company. It ain't about going to no movie, no dinner, nothing. We can go eat McDonald's or Wendy's. She might want a chocolate Frosty. We done so much bizarre sh*t with each other – rings and cars and chains. We got that out of the way."
CB on DONALD TRUMP and AMERICAN GUN LAWS:
"Every artist has explained how harmful he is, He has made divisions in this country – he almost made a crazy civil war between the blacks and the whites. He has proven himself to be a madman so many times, and proven himself to be disrespectful to women, and that still hasn't gotten him impeached. Clinton got impeached for cheating on his wife, and it's so clear that this n*gg* has sex with so many porn stars, and he's just been shown to be a d*ckhead, and it's like, ‘Nope.'"
"How do you think American colonizers went to Africa and it was so easy for them to get those people? Because they had guns. No matter what weapon you have, you can't beat a gun.They have weapons like nuclear bombs that we don't have. So imagine us not having any weapons at all."
OFFSET and CARDI B are having a baby girl. She is VERY clear on how she plans to mother her child and how she plans to communicate with her.
"I'm going to tell her everything. Everything," she says, beginning a long soliloquy addressing her unborn child.
"You have a choice. I could maintain you. I could spoil you if you go to college. Or if you want to be independent, go ahead. When you a teenager and you 18, 19, you can't get no job that pays you more than $200 a week." Her voice starts to rise. "You want to become a stripper? 'Cause I became a stripper 'cause I ain't have no choice. You gonna be getting your ass smacked by niggas that have less money than you, less of an education than you, but they going to feel like they better than you because they feel like you need them. You want to live like that?"
She sits back, satisfied by the rant.
"That's how I'm going to talk to my kid."