Why We're Worried About Cardi B's Baby

After much speculation, Cardi B officially debuted her baby bump in April 2018 during a taping of Saturday Night Live. The "Bodak Yellow" artist felt an overwhelming sense of relief after sharing the news with the world, declaring backstage at the show, "I'm finally free!"

After she "put the p***y on Offset" and wound up preggers, the rapper defended her decision to get pregnant at the pinnacle of her career in a Hot 97 interview. "Why do I have to be in my mid-30s to have a baby? What am I doing wrong? I'm a grown woman," she said. "I'm 25 years old, and I'm going to say this in the most humblest way, I'm a millionaire. I'm established."

We certainly agree with her, and we wish her and her husband, Offset of the rap trio Migos, the best as they expand their family. This doesn't make us any less worried for her baby girl, though. Here are all the reasons why we're concerned about Cardi B's baby.

Red wine for the mom-to-be

In an interview with Rolling Stone, the Cardi B sounded a bit frazzled when it came to discussing the plans surrounding her baby shower. The New York native's shower would take place in Atlanta, which meant Cardi B had to go to great lengths to ensure her loved ones were able to attend the festivities. "I've got to buy mad flights for my friends from New York," she said. "I haven't even sent the invitations."

She then gave the publication a rundown of what the party would entail, including her plans to have "a lit baby shower." Apparently, according to Cardi B, "lit" included the rapper's desire to enjoy some libations. "I don't like baby showers that be at 5 p.m. in the backyard, eating, cooking hors d'oeuvres. Nah," she said. "S**t, I might even drink some red wine. Red wine's healthy, right?" Oh boy. We're not medical professionals, but we're hoping she chose to refrain from drinking so late in her pregnancy.

Video of the event showed only the non-pregnant guests indulging in the fully-stocked "Bardi Baby Bodega," so we're guessing the Invasion of Privacy rapper had a change of heart.

A haywire golf cart ride

She could've afforded to take the last few months of her pregnancy off to focus on nesting and to get ready for the arrival of her baby. However, Cardi B went full throttle with her career instead, making countless public appearances, and she even performed alongside her husband, Offset, at Washington D.C.'s Broccoli City Festival in April 2018. 

Video captured the bubbly rapper at the event, entering a golf cart to help transport her across the festival's grounds. In the footage, an unidentified person can be seen jumping on the back of the cart, which resulted in the front wheels of the vehicle lifting off the ground ... with Cardi B inside!

We can't even imagine how horrified she must have been at that exact moment. She should thank her lucky stars because crisis was averted, and the vehicle drove off safely without any further issues.

This was a very close call, and we're just glad the rapper and her unborn child weren't severely injured. We're even more glad she decided to go on maternity leave immediately following this terrifying incident.

A fight at Fendi

As if the golf cart incident wasn't bad enough, the "I Like It" artist was involved in yet another potentially dangerous situation. This time, it all went down while she was leaving a Fendi store in Las Vegas.

According to The Blast, the rapper ignored a group of fans when they asked to take a picture. The disgruntled troop reportedly began to yell, "F**k Cardi, you ain't s**t!" And, naturally, it really ticked her off.

In the captured footage, things started off as a loud conversation and later escalated, resulting in Cardi B being locked inside of the luxury boutique in order to escape a violent confrontation. In the video, Cardi B was held back by a bodyguard, while uniformed personnel secured the doors to keep the hostile fans at bay.

Cardi B was very pregnant at the time of this incident, and things could've resulted in her and her baby being gravely injured. 

We really want the best for her child, so here's to Cardi B staying far away from harm's way for the remainder of her pregnancy.

She wasn't ready for a baby

During an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, it was revealed that the hip-hop artist didn't plan on getting pregnant. Can you really blame her? She was literally at the top of her game and burning up the Billboard charts when she found out she was expecting.

Though the publication reported she and Offset "had had some sexy pillow talk about making a baby," they reported that Cardi B "didn't mean it — not right now."

Because the timing was a bit off, she decided to keep the news to herself and privately considered her options. She didn't receive much support from her friends and her crew though. "It was like, 'You can't do this. This might f**k up your career,' " she said while recalling the conversations.

She's obviously over the moon about being a mother now, and we're happy for her, too. We just hope Baby Bardi doesn't read her mother's Rolling Stone interview when she gets a bit older and realizes mommy and daddy were ill-prepared.

She was exposed to secondhand smoke

With her belly growing bigger and bigger as the days passed, Cardi B wasn't slowly down on making public appearances. She even popped up at a nightclub with her hubby in tow to shimmy the night away. Her night of fun turned into internet-wide criticism when a video of the "Bartier Cardi" rapper's outing hit the web. In the footage, Offset blows smoke right into his pregnant wife's face!

While online users bashed the Migos rapper for exposing Cardi B and their baby to secondhand smoke, she deflected by placing the blame on those who criticize her in a since-deleted Instagram comment (via Hollywood Unlocked). 

The rapper cited the negative comments as a form of stress that could harm her baby, and she ended her message by writing, "Don't worry about me and mines and what I'm doing. Me and my baby is great." We hope she's right.

Another violent altercation

The glowing mom-to-be and Offset were leaving a New York City hotel when a man, identified as Giovanni Arnold, asked Cardi B for an autograph. She ignored him and kept walking, so the man reportedly went on a tangent and hurled insults at Offset, telling the Migos rapper to invest his money and stop spending it on jewelry, according to a video posted by TMZ.

After Offset reportedly threatened to pummel the guy, Arnold shouted, "Please beat me up! Be a fool, man."

That's when Offset's entourage allegedly jumped out of their parked SUV and gave the man what he wanted ... a beat-down!

Cardi B addressed the incident in a since-deleted tweet (via People). "If you check my tag [sic] pics I take a lot of pics with fans. Some people are not fans & sometimes i don't want no pics and I simply don't want people too close cause of [my pregnancy]," she wrote. "I don't know what are people's intentions sooo I be careful. Why can't people respect that?"

A better solution would be for the rapper to buff up her security or, perhaps, chill at home to ensure she and her baby girl are safe instead.

No resting allowed

Since she worked non-stop up until the final weeks of her pregnancy, is it really a shocker that Cardi B didn't plan on taking a considerable amount of time off after giving birth? A source close to the artist told Hollywood Life, "Cardi would like to hit the ground running after she gives birth and continue to work, tour, and record."

The source stated, "She knows that this is her time and she wants to provide for her child the best she can. So, working and being a mother is something she is very excited to take part in. She doesn't need the rest."

Maybe she'll change her tune after her daughter arrives, and we hope she makes the right decision because the first few weeks after giving birth will be full of bonding and sleepless nights. We're sure her fans won't fault her if she puts all of her focus into motherhood. Or will they?

As much as we would love for her to take a lengthy maternity leave, a September 2018 tour with Bruno Mars is on her to-do list. 

Will her baby hit the road with her or will she be left behind? We're not sure, and, suddenly, our concern-o-meter is going absolutely bonkers.  

Was social media stressing her out?

Chronic troublemaker, rapper Azealia Banks, spoke with The Breakfast Club radio show and unleashed some venom against Cardi B, calling her an "illiterate, untalented rat," amongst other hateful things. "I'm just talking about this caricature of a black woman that black women themselves would never be able to get away with," Banks said. "Like, if my spelling and grammar was [as bad as Cardi B's], I'd be canceled. If Nicki Minaj spelled like that, we would be ragging on her all day."

Cardi B took offense to her statements, and, in a since-deleted Instagram comment captured by The Shade Room, the rapper said, in part, "I'm from the hood. I speak how I speak I am how I am. I did not choose to be famous people choose me!"

She eventually deleted her Instagram to eliminate the toxicity from her life, and a blog claimed, "It was too much stress, dealing with the haters on Instagram. The doctor told her to stay off for now."

She didn't stay away for long, though, so we're worried the social media platform will wreak havoc on her mental state and negatively affect her unborn baby, too!

She could 'barely breathe' after performing

By now, we know that "okurrr" and "eeeeooowww!" are a part of her vocabulary, but two words you won't find in the official Cardi B lexicon are "slow down." The rapper became one of the hardest-working pregnant women ever, performing everywhere, from the stage of Saturday Night Live to at the popular music festival Coachella.

Eventually, the non-stop rapping and rump-shaking caught up with her, as she announced in April 2018 following her almost 30-minute set at Washington D.C.'s Broccoli City Fest. In a video message to her fans, the rapper said she would be taking a break "for a little while."

"Because you know, shorty keep growing and I be looking like I be moving and everything, but in reality, a b***h can barely breathe," she said.

Performing to the point of exhaustion can't be good for mommy or baby, so we're certainly worried at this point ... super worried. 

Fourth time's a charm

Although this is Cardi B's first child, her husband, Offset, came into their marriage with a rather large brood of his own. The Migos rapper has a son with his ex Oriel Jamie, a daughter with rapper Shya L'Amour, and son Jordan with a woman named Justine Watson, according to The Sun.

In case you're struggling to do the math, this would mean Cardi B is fourth in the line of women who have a child with the Atlanta rapper.

"Everybody wants to joke around, 'Oh you're the fourth baby mama,' this, this and that, but I'm getting married. And even though so, let's say God forbid we don't, my man is a great father to his kids, so I will never lose. I'm not having a baby with a deadbeat," she told Rolling Stone in an interview published before she confirmed that she and Offset were actually already husband and wife.

Since this isn't Offset's first rodeo, Cardi B should feel content knowing her husband has a lot of experience beneath his belt — no pun intended. However, four children by four different women doesn't sound like the ideal situation when it comes to childrearing. How will Cardi B's kiddo get oodles of quality time with Offset if his focus is split between four different households? 

This sounds stressful to us, and we're not even the ones who have to deal with it. Hopefully, the superstar couple already has a plan in place.