Fresh off the heels of “Bongos” with Megan Thee Stallion, Cardi B is deep in her freaky bag. In fact, the Grammy winner told SirirusXM’s Hip-Hop Nation that she’s been itching to get into her freak bag on record with her husband, Offset.
“I do wanna do like more songs with him. I do wanna explore. I feel like we do so much rough songs and it’s like, let’s talk about f–king,” she said on Friday (Sep. 8). “We always talk about the music. Let’s talk about f–king because I feel like we always like on attack mode when we do songs together.”
In a way, Cardi is right. Of the pair’s songs together, none of them are particularly freaky, but they sure are bangers. Two of their collaborations as soloists have hit the Billboard Hot 100: the Grammy-nominated “Clout” (No. 39) and “Jealousy” (No. 55). A further three collaborations between Cardi and Migos have landed on the ranking: “Type Shit” (No. 71), “Drip” (No. 21) and the Nicki Minaj-assisted “MotorSport” (No. 6). Cardi and Offset first joined forces on 2017’s “Lick” remix, a cut from Cardi’s Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 2 mixtape.
The “Bodak Yellow” rapper also opened up about the intricacies of her and her husband’s recording process. “He usually just have a song and I be like, ‘I like this song. I want to get on this song because I like this song.’ But like, even with like, ‘Jealousy’ and everything, when I first did it, I was like, ‘I feel like I don’t sound too strong,’” she recounted. “He’s like, ‘Yeah, your voice is a little bit like, why you putting that girly sound on it?’ because I change my voice when I rap … We critique each other a lot, a lot, a lot.”
Cardi’s relationship with Offset and Migos began almost a decade ago. “I got introduced to Migos in the club,” she remembered in a separate interview that aired on SiriusXM’s The Morning Mash Up. “[DJ Spanking] stopped the music and he was like, ‘This is the hottest song right now in Atlanta. I’m telling you right now that this is gonna take over’ and then he started playing ‘Versace.’”
“Versace,” which got a remix from Drake, was the first single from the rap trio’s breakthrough Y.R.N. (Young Rich N—as) mixtape. The song peaked at No. 99 on the Hot 100, their very first entry on the chart.
Offset and Cardi started dating in early 2017. By June 2018, Cardi confirmed that she and Offset got married the September prior, one month before the Migos star publicly proposed to her. A few months before that confirmation, however, Cardi debuted her pregnancy during a memorable Saturday Night Live performance. She gave birth to her first child together, daughter Kulture Kiari Cephus, on July 10, 2018. A second child, a son named Wave Set Cephus, followed on Sep. 4, 2021. After a nearly six-year marriage that has included separations and divorce filings, Cardi hinted at an official wedding via X last year.
“We’re very different from each other, but I think that’s what make us work,” she mused on The Morning Mash Up. “Yin and yang for real. But one thing that we, like, both love: We both love family. That’s one thing, and we both love what we do, like we both, we are each other’s support system. I know that he backs me up a hundred percent and I back him up a hundred percent. I don’t care.”
Watch her chats below with SiriusXM: