Every year, we are seeing more and more musicians complain about how they are having difficult dealing with pressures of maintaining stardom and delivering hit music.
Cardi B is one such star who has been vocal about her issues but on Tuesday (Dec. 6), she did an Instagram live session where she opened up in detail about having anxiety and it being a reason behind delay of her long awaited sophomore album.
“I do have anxiety,” she revealed. “I’ve been having a lot of anxiety ’cause I know right after I drop my album I have to go on tour. And I have bad separation anxiety from my kids. When it comes to the music, I just be feeling like I don’t be liking anything. I feel like I got so many songs, I just don’t like nothing. Like nothing is good enough. I got so much fu**ing money saved up, I be like, ‘Yeah, whatever the f**k.’”
Cardi speaking on her album and some reasons why it hasn’t dropped yet💜 pic.twitter.com/Jix1V4v6GH
— BIG BARDI💜 (@lavishhcardi) December 6, 2022
Cardi added that she loves performing and every time she’s on stage, it reminds her of how much she likes being an artist. But she isn’t having the same fun making music anymore.
“Every time I perform, something wakes up in me and I remember why I do this. Because I love this. I love to perform,” the artist said. “I used to love to make music. But now, making music to me has become a job that gives me anxiety. Everybody just critique everything that I do, and sometimes you just don’t want to do something that may give you that much anxiety. I just be freezing myself.”
Cardi has dropped several singles since the release of her debut album Invasion of Privacy in 2018 including ‘Hot Shit‘ with Kanye & Lil Durk back in July, but every time we think the sophomore is coming, the campaign fizzles out again.
Yesterday, SZA also shared similar views in a new interview which you can watch here.