Cardi B may be known for her brazen lyrics, but the rapper insists she’s actually so shy that she can’t bring herself to ask male rappers to collaborate with her.
Cardi revealed in a new Billboard interview, “The thing is, I’m shy and really shy to reach out to male artists, to be honest with you. That’s why a lot of collabs that I want, I haven’t gotten yet because I’m scared to reach out. I always get a little star-struck. I’ll be thinking I’m corny, even though I’m funny.”
The Billboard Woman of the Year also said her bashfulness gets in the way of recording romantic tunes.
“When it comes to me writing or putting ideas of my personal life in the music I get really shy,” she said. “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. Even to my engineer, I start giggling… like, ‘Oh my God, I can’t. This is so embarrassing,’” she said in the Billboard cover story.
Of course, she’s also known for her revealing Instagram Live clips that have detailed her on-and-off relationship with her husband Offset. The very shy Cardi told fans when they reconciled earlier this year, after she’d filed for divorce: “Listen y’all, I’m just a crazy bitch… It’s really hard not to talk to your best friend. And it’s really hard to have no d–k.”
The Bronx rapper, 28, is currently working on a new album following her 2018 release “Invasion of Privacy.”