Cardi B Drops Out Of Bruno Mars Tour, Says She's 'Not Ready' To Return To Work Yet
Cardi B isn't ready to be a working mother just yet. The rapper pulls out of her tour with Bruno Mars to focus on parenting.
Not Ready Yet
The "Bodak Yellow" hit-maker dropped the news on Thursday night, confirming she won't be appearing on Mars' upcoming 24K Magic World Tour as planned.
Cardi is looking to spend more time with baby daughter Kulture Kiari and to give her body the opportunity to recuperate before she returns to the stage.
The rap superstar gave birth July 10. She was with fellow rapper Offset, whom she married in secret towards the end of last year.
She took to social media to let fans know of her decision to pull out of the tour.
"As of today, I've decided I won't be joining Bruno on tour this Fall. I thought that after giving birth to my daughter that 6 weeks would be enough time for me to recover mentally and physically," she admitted.
Cardi went on to say that she had underestimated the impact being a mother would have on her.
"I also thought that I'd be able to bring her with me on tour, but I think I underestimated this whole mommy thing," she said.
The 25-year-old hoped fans could understand and thanked Mars for his understanding. She noted that she is not physically ready and it is not safe for Kulture to be out on tour with her, as per doctor's orders.
"24K Magic" singer Mars took to Instagram to let his ex-tour-mate know there were no hard feelings, and that he understood she had to do what was best for her kid.
It's An Adjustment
The new mom gave birth just two weeks ago, sharing recently on social media how grateful she was for the support of family and friends, who have rallied around to help ease her into motherhood.
Cardi also confirmed at the time that she had no plans to hire a nanny to help her.
"I just want to learn how to be a mom. I want to enjoy every single second of it since I'm going back to work," she said at the time.
The "I Like It" hit-maker also advised that she had initially found it tough to adjust to her new full-time role.
Offset was arrested just 10 days after Kulture was born, for gun and drug possession, just outside of Atlanta. He and the rap group Migos, of which he's a part, announced a tour with Drake a couple of days ago.
They've pushed the upcoming Aubrey and the Three Amigos jaunt back 15 days. It will now kick off Aug. 10 in Kansas City, Missouri.