In the aforementioned Interview feature, Cardi B also talked to Carey about getting her backside done, which made her feel “super confident.” The rapper shared, “When I was 20, I went to the urban strip club, [where] you had to have a big butt. So I felt insecure about that.”
Carey and Cardi B also bonded over insecurities about their hair. Cardi told the singer, “Growing up, guys would ask me weird questions like, ‘If you’re Dominican, why is your hair so nappy?’… people used to be like, ‘Oh, your hair’s so crunchy.’ And it would make me feel so weird.” Carey related to that point, saying, “It was a very traumatizing thing for me having a Black father and a white mother, because my mother, who raised me, didn’t really know about textured hair.”
In the same way cosmetic surgery helped her become more sure of herself, Cardi talked about learning how to treat her natural hair, saying she now makes her own hair masks and has a better idea of how to care for it. Cardi also revealed in the interview that she is “really shy” and “wouldn’t be able to look [Carey] in the eyes” if conducting the interview in person. That being said, the sultry photoshoot for the interview shows the rapper has grown into who she is today, and is as confident as ever!