13/04/2018 08:48 SAST | Updated 13/04/2018 08:48 SAST

Cardi B Gets Real About Her Career And Motherhood

The rapper clapped back hard on pregnancy critics: “I’m a millionaire. I’m established.”

Cardi B has long had a reputation for being honest, real and hilarious ― and she lived up to it during a radio interview on Monday.

The rapper opened up about her relationship with Offset, her former job as a stripper, her success as an artist and preparing to become a mom. There had been rumours for months that Cardi was expecting, but she kept the secret until last weekend's big reveal on "Saturday Night Live".

Cardi told New York's Hot 97 she kept the big news to herself because she "really hated how people harassed me and didn't let me breathe".

"I have given y'all so much," she added.

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The "Bodak Yellow" singer finally announced on "SNL" that she is pregnant with fiancé Offset's baby, just one day after releasing her debut album "Invasion Of Privacy". She later said in an Instagram story ― now deleted ― that a major reason she kept the news to herself was because of "haters".

In the radio interview, she elaborated on that comment. Cardi sounded off on people criticising her pregnancy with questions like, "Why is she doing that in the height of her career?" by saying, "Why can't I have both?"

Yes, Cardi.

She continued: "Why do I have to be in my mid-30s to have a baby? What am I doing wrong? I'm a grown woman. ... I'm 25 years old, and I'm going to say this in the most humblest way, I'm a millionaire. I'm established."

She said she has picked a name for her baby (but didn't disclose it) and said Offset will be a good father. Even if "God forbid" their romantic relationship doesn't work out, she and her child will be totally okay, she said.

"My man is a great father to his kids. I will never lose. I'm not having a baby with a deadbeat," she said.

Many people on social media showed undying support for Cardi's statements:

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