Cardi B is on the September 2020 cover of ELLE, and in her feature the Bronx rapper shares that her forthcoming album will have “Lemonade moments,” referring to Beyonce’s 2016 album. In the interview, Cardi B likened her new album to Lemonade due to its feminist and social justice mantras.
“My music is always going to make a woman feel like a bad b—-. When you make a woman feel like she’s the baddest b—- in the room, to me, that’s female empowerment,” she said. “But this album is going to be really different. Of course, it’s going to have my Lemonade moments, my personal relationship moments.”
Some of the songs on Cardi’s new album will explore love and her relationship with her husband Offset. “I don’t really like talking about love much, but I feel like I have to do it, just because I want people to know a little bit,” she said. “There’s always rumors about me and my husband, and I feel like people would rather start rumors because they want me to be heartbroken. They want me to be hurt.”
“I do know that my relationship has a lot of drama and everything. But there’s a lot of love there’s a lot of passion, there’s a lot of trust, there’s a big friendship. It’s always us against the world,” Cardi B continues. The album will also include a track that features Cardi’s husband. “If you all are so curious to know about my relationship and blah, blah, blah, I’m going to put it in the f—in’ music, and you can buy it, too,” added Cardi. “I’m not going to give it to you all for free.”
“What’s the excuse? Why is the cop not in jail? Wasn’t what he did a crime? It’s a crime! And no apology. No apology. No video of the cop coming out crying, ‘I f—ed up. I don’t this. I don’t that.’ Nothing. It’s nothing. I don’t even know how her mom still holds her head up. Unbelievable,” Cardi continued.
Cardi B wishes that more male rappers would use their platforms to demand justice for Breonna Taylor. “A woman like Breonna Taylor, she was young. She looked like she was listening to your music. She looked like she was your fan. You should stick up for her,” Cardi added.
The “Money” rapper also addressed cancel culture and how it’s impacted her. “It’s like I have a target on my back, but it’s not because of my music. Because I haven’t done music for eight months, and people still try to attack me,” Cardi said “I don’t give a f— if people make up lies about me every single day. I want to make it really clear that nobody can ever make me quit.”