According to new reports, Cardi B just landed another big gig at this year’s Video Music Awards for MTV. The awards will kick off on Monday at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall.
Cardi, who’s currently holding 10 nominations, just like the Carters, will be the opening act for this year’s ceremony. The rapper’s decision to take on the MTV VMA’s comes after she decided to cancel the remaining dates on her 24K Magic World Tour, along with Bruno Mars, to focus on raising her child.
On her Instagram, Cardi explained that she figured six weeks would be enough to recover both mentally and physically, but she found out that it wasn’t sufficient.
Moreover, Cardi believed she could’ve brought her child along with her, but realized she couldn’t. The star said she “underestimated this whole mommy thing.” As you may know, Cardi previously said being a mom was surprisingly very taxing, and takes a tremendous amount of work.
— Video Music Awards (@vmas) August 15, 2018
The “Bodak Yellow” creator explained that her doctors said it wasn’t a good idea for her to bring a newborn child on the road – probably a good decision. In her view, Cardi isn’t ready physically to take on the immense responsibilities that come with being a mom while on tour, as the two together, are simply not compatible, or realistic, at least in this stage of her baby’s life.
A number of different publications reported previously that several acts would take her place, including Boyz II Men, Ella Mai, Ciara, Charlie Wilson, The Green, as well as Common Kings.
As for the MTV Video Music Awards, Travis Scott, Post-Malone, Logic, Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, and Nicki Minaj will all take the stage. Jennifer Lopez is slated to appear as well.
As it was previously reported, Cardi B and the Migos rapper, Offset, welcomed their first child, Kulture Kiari Cephus, into the world earlier this year. It came after they announced they had secretly gotten married.