The Bronx rapper opens up about her struggles with anxiety.
Cardi B admits anxiety is behind album delay: “Everybody critiques everything I do”
Cardi B reveals what is stopping her from releasing new music.
In a recent Instagram Live Cardi B reveals that her music career has become a major source of anxiety for her. In the brief clip, she admits that making music used to be fun, but now, all of the criticism and expectations has started to weight down on her.
“I’m just a mom and I do have anxiety. I’ve been having a lot of anxiety, because I know right after I drop my album, I have to go out on tour and I have bad separation anxiety from my kids,” she admitted.
“When it comes to music and everything, I just be feeling like I don’t be liking anything. I feel like I got so many songs and I don’t like anything. I feel like nothing is good enough… And I got so much money saved up I just be like, ‘Yeah, whatever the fuck.'”
It's been over four years since Cardi B released her Grammy-winning debut album Invasion of Privacy. Since then, she's put out hit singles including the Megan Thee Stallion assisted "W.A.P" and "Up" but has yet to produce her second LP. Last month, she reacted to criticism from fans who complained about her not dropping an album or going on tour.
Elsewhere, Cardi went on to reveal that music feels like a “job” to her these days, although her recent $1 million, 35-minute performance reminded her how much she loves being on stage.
“Making music to me has become like a job that gives me anxiety because everybody just critiques everything that I do,” she continued. “It just like, sometimes you don’t want to do something that gives you that much anxiety, so I just be freezing myself, but I have to let that go. I have to release more music — I have to go out there.”
See Cardi B Explain Her Dilemma Below.