In an interview with Billboard for their "Woman of the Year" issue, the "WAP" rapper discussed the untitled project, which is reportedly still in the works, admitting that it's not full of "deep" tracks because she still gets "uncomfortable" when rapping about her personal life.
"When it comes to me writing or putting ideas of my personal life [in the music], I get really shy," she told the outlet. "When I perform songs like 'Be Careful' or 'Ring,' I usually close my eyes because I get really shy about showing that lovey-dovey side."
Cardi added, "When it was time to get more creative with my love side or my R&B side, I was like, 'This makes me feel weird and uncomfortable. [...] Even to my engineer, I start giggling. I be like, 'Oh, my God, I can’t. This is so embarrassing.'"
The Bronx native went on to share how she was first "influenced by a lot of Chicago drill music," saying "that’s the type of artist I always wanted to be: I like to rap about the streets, and I like to rap about my pu**y. I don’t give a f**k about it."
However, Cardi noted that she's "getting better" at opening up in her music and has "one song that is very personal and deep" on her upcoming album. "It’s with another female artist, but even when I was recording it, I had to take a lot of breaks," she shared. "I was looking at my engineer and he was looking like, 'Yeah, Cardi, I feel you.'"
Read Cardi's full Billboard Woman of the Year interview HERE.
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