Cardi B is hard at work on her new album…
The 29-year-old half-Dominican American rap superstar took to Instagram to release a 14-minute video in which she confirms that she’s hard at work on the follow-up to her smash 2018 Grammy-winning debut album, Invasion of Privacy.
“… I gotta put out this album next year,” she said of the as-yet-untitled LP. “Not only do I gotta put out an album, but I gotta record a movie, I’ve got to do so much s–t y’all!.”
The film Cardi B appears to be referencing is the comedy Assisted Living, the follow-up to her co-starring role in Jennifer Lopez’s Hustlers, her first big acting role.
Cardi B also detailed juggling her life as a mother of two with grinding hard on her anticipated projects.
“Everything be looking so glamorous, you see my f—ing Instagram and everything, but it’s been really… it’s been a lot,” said Cardi B in the clip, in which she’s rocking a wool hat and red shades. “Trying to balance out my new motherf—ing life, like I got two kids, my daughter’s going to school now and I have like a lot of jobs now.”
In an interview with XXL earlier this year, Cardi B said she had planned to have a second studio album out this year, but the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a series of delays.
“I feel like at this point, it’s like a timeline that I created. Because last year I was like: ‘I gotta put out my album this year,’” she said at the time. “But, then I just stopped working on my album out of nowhere because I feel like the whole COVID thing discouraged me to put out my album. Because I want to put out an album, and I want to tour.”
In addition to her collab on Lizzo’s “Rumors,” and “Wild Side” with Normani, Cardi B recently dropped “Bet It” from the Halle Berry drama Bruised. And though she complained in the video about being sick lately and not feeling her best — repeatedly complaining about being “hot” and wanting to take medicine and crawl into bed at 7 p.m.