Cardi B gave birth to baby daughter Kulture (with husband, rapper Offset) on July 10. When she was pregnant, Cardi B performed up until April 25, when she let fans know it would be her last show for a while until she returned to the stage with Bruno Mars for his "24K Magic World Tour" this fall.
But Cardi B has had a big change of heart — and a big change of plans. The performer posted to Instagram on Thursday that she's not feeling ready to return to the stage just yet.
"…I think I underestimated this whole mommy thing," Cardi B stated candidly. "Not only am I just not ready physically, I'm not ready to leave my baby behind since the doctors explained it's not healthy for her to be on the road. I hope you guys understand that this decision has been the hardest to make but I have to do what's best for myself and my baby…."
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Fans were quick to praise and support her decision online. Here are just a few of the reactions.
"Six weeks isn’t even close to enough time!!!! I hope the maternity leave time gets re-evaluated and changed SOON! Enjoy this time and don’t feel bad for it!!" "Awwww ur such a good momma Cardi!!! we love u and will support your decision in any way possible"
"We love you @iamcardib and the baby… Do you boo!!"
Not only did fans understand, Bruno Mars did too.
"…You are absolutely doing the right thing," Mars wrote to Cardi in an Instagram post. "I also know we'll share the stage when the time is right. We love you Cardi and we will play Bodak Yellow every night in your honor."
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Now that's a true friend. We'll crank "Bodak Yellow" in our cars in your honor too, Mama CB. You've got this. The stage can wait — get some snuggle time with your baby girl and rest up.