Cardi B 'nervous' about VMAs show, her first since childbirth, but she has planned something 'spectacular and memorable'
After previously canceling her tour with Bruno Mars to spend more time with her newborn daughter, Cardi B is all set to make a comeback at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards.
Cardi B is all set to make her grand comeback to the stage at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards on Monday. The 'Invasion of Privacy' rapper had announced last week on her Instagram that she would be opening the VMAs just two months after welcoming her daughter Kulture with father Offset of Migos fame. But it looks like even a seasoned performer of Cardi's ilk is no stranger to a few "butterflies in the stomach". According to a report by Hollywood Life, a source close to the Bodak Yellow hit-maker claims that Cardi is somewhat nervous about her big comeback after childbirth, especially considering the fact that Cardi's partner Offset won't be on the sidelines to support her as she heads into the gig solo.
“Offset won’t be going to the VMAs as he’s performing in Toronto on Monday with Migos and Drake, so Cardi’s going it alone, and she’s already sick with nerves, but in a good way,” the source revealed to Hollywood Life.
“Cardi always gets super nervous before any kind of event, and the VMAs has got an extra edge to it because it will be her first appearance since giving birth.”
The source went on to talk about how the Bronx rapper would have to switch-up roles between "full-on Gangsta Cardi" and "mommy Cardi", which could be slightly unsettling considering she's been devoting all her time to her daughter for the last couple of months. But that's not going to stop Cardi B from giving the show all that she's got and more. “Cardi’s been in this wondrous mommy bubble since Kulture arrived, and it’s been all about baby pretty much 24-7, but she’s been gradually pulling herself back into the outside world again over the past couple of weeks, and getting herself ready to hit the stage,” the source went on to say.
“It’s going to be weird at first, switching again to full-on Gangsta Cardi, and leaving mommy Cardi back at home for a few hours, but hey, if there’s one thing Cardi really loves, and really excels at, it’s making an entrance, and you can bet your life that whatever she’s got planned, it’s going to be something pretty spectacular and memorable!”
Cardi had previously confirmed that she would not be performing with Bruno Mars in the final leg of his '24K Magic Tour' because of her decision to spend more time with her newborn daughter and recover from her labor and delivery.
And now, a new report suggests that the ‘spectacular’ performance that Cardi B has scheduled at tonight’s VMAs might actually not see the rapper wield her skills behind a mic. According to a TMZ report, sources close to the singer revealed that while Cardi will, in fact, open the VMAs Monday as has been announced, she won’t be delivering her usual song and dance routine to fans. TMZ speculates that it might be a monologue or skit of some sort, also noting that it remain to be seen if the performance will be pre-taped or live.
The 2018 VMAs will air live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Monday, August 20 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.