You don’t have to be consciously pro-life to stand up for the pro-life cause. At Monday night’s MTV Video Music Awards, rapper Cardi B used her platform to share a beautiful, true message on the blessing of being a mother.
Cardi B won multiple awards at the VMAs, including, “Best New Artist,” “Best Collaboration” and “Song of the Summer.”
Instead of using her short time on stage to praise herself, she shared an encouraging message with women about her own experience of juggling a career and motherhood.
“A couple of months ago, a lot of people were saying, you know, you’re gambling your career, you’re about to have a baby, what are you doing?” the “I Like It” rapper said. “And you know, I had a baby, I carried the baby. And now, I’m still winning awards!”
She also expressed her gratitude to her fans, family and friends that have stood by her through everything. She thanked them for “all the love” that “God gives me that you can’t buy.”
Just a month ago, Cardi B announced that she had given birth to a baby girl named Kulture with her rapper husband, Offset.
In April Cardi B was criticized for not having an abortion by many who believed having a child would mean the end of her blossoming career. During an interview with Charlemagne Tha God, “The Breakfast Club” host asked her if she’d thought about getting an abortion.
Cardi B said that she never once considered it, and that didn’t believe in the feminist idea of not being able to be both pregnant and successful.
“It was just like, ‘You know what, I’m a grown woman. I’m 25 years old…I’m a [millionaire]. You know what I’m saying? And I’m prepared for this,’” Cardi B, whose real name isBelcalis Marlenis Almanzar, said.
Throughout her journey into motherhood, the rapper has been open with her fans about the challenges that come with such a great responsibility. Last month, she cancelled her world tour with Bruno Mars scheduled to start in September.
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) July 27, 2018
“I thought that after giving birth to my daughter that 6 weeks would be enough for me to recover mentally and physically. I also thought that I’d be able to bring her with me on tour, but I think I underestimated this whole mommy thing,” she wrote on Twitter.
Cardi B received widespread support for her decision to put her daughter first, including from Bruno Mars.
“Most important thing is you and your family’s health. I know the fans will understand,” the Grammy-winning singer wrote in an open note to Cardi B. “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.”
And as Monday night’s award show proves, even with the sacrifices that have come with motherhood, the proud mom is still crushing it.
(H/T: Life News)