From social media to reality TV to chart-topping success, Cardi B is a hustler to the T, but that doesn't come without some bad days. While checking in with Audacy's Big Tigger she shared how she fights through it.
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While some would expect for Cardi's music to be an outlet for her, like many others, she revealed that it's not. "I don't really have like coping mechanisms to be honest with you," she started. "A lot of people be like 'oh you know like I take out a lot of my frustrations like when I do music and everything' and it's like when I do music and I speak and like I talk about in music how I feel, it just makes me feel sad and it just makes me feel like really angry and really makes me want to beat the f*** out of somebody," she said.
Knowing that everyday isn't so bright, she reminds herself of her why, her two children-- Kulture Kiari Cephus, 5, and son Wave Set Cephus, 2, who she shares with husband and Migos rapper, Offset. "I have no choice but to keep it going, like I'm not living for myself I'm living for my two kids," she said.
She often keeps in mind others when experiencing dark times, "If I feel like I have it rough there's somebody else out there that has less than me or that have more than me that are having it rough so it's just part of being an adult," she revealed.
Overall, the "Bodak Yellow" rapper realizes that it all boils down to being an adult and "[adulting] is hard," but "it's always gonna' be hard" so she wires her mind to roll with the punches and get through whatever she's going through.
Audacy's I’m Listening initiative aims to encourage those who are dealing with mental health issues to understand they are not alone. If you or anyone you know is struggling with depression or anxiety, know that someone is always there. Additionally, the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 988. Find a full list of additional resources here.