Cardi B keeps her children “constantly” around her family.
The ‘Bodak Yellow’ hitmaker is determined Kulture, four, and 22-month-old Wave – who she has with her husband Offset – recognise her Caribbean heritage and the New York neighbourhood where she grew up as vital parts of their own identities.
She told InStyle.com: “I make sure my kids are constantly around family and I bring them back home with me to the Bronx.
“My kids knowing their grandparents and the community I grew up in is an important part of their identity.”
Cardi – whose real name is Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar – particularly enjoys gathering with her family for a meal together.
She said: “My favourite memory is eating together as a family. There are a lot of personalities at the table. I want my kids to know how important these moments are, being with family, and to cherish them.”
The 30-year-old star’s favourite childhood memories include watching her mother and grandma cook, and she loved nothing more than sancocho, a stew-like Caribbean soup.
And now she’s a mom herself, Cardi loves to cook for her own family.
She said: “I’m a busy parent myself, and I still love to cook for my family when I can [Kulture] likes a chimi, [which is] a nice Dominican burger with fritura on the side. She loves it all.”
Meanwhile, the ‘WAP’ hitmaker is keen to find a “hidden gem” she can collaborate with and help introduce to the world.