'The world was heavy on my shoulders': Cardi B on her postnatal depression 2 months ago

'The world was heavy on my shoulders': Cardi B on her postnatal depression

Proof that the baby blues can affect anyone.

Being a new mum is tougher than you ever imagine it's going to be and it's fair to say that anyone can be hit with postnatal depression when they least suspect it.

Cardi B has joined celebrities including Adele, Chrissy Teigen and Serena Williams in speaking out about struggling with the condition.

The rapper, who gave birth to a daughter named Kulture in July, said that she hadn't expected to feel so low.

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"I thought I was going to avoid it," she told Harper's Bazaar.

"When I gave birth, the doctor told me about postpartum, and I was like, “Well, I’m doing good right now, I don’t think that’s going to happen.

"But out of nowhere, the world was heavy on my shoulders."

Cardi has since come out the other side and revealed that lots of things no longer matter to her now that she's a mum.

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"I just wanna be home all the time. I don't care about going out anymore," she said.

"The things that I thought matter, it didn't really matter. I'm just so focused on my kid.

"I don't be sad for long because whenever I'm with my baby, it's like, 'Yeah, whatever. F*ck everybody.'"

She also rejected the idea that she should change how she behaves after having  a child.

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"I feel like when I'm half naked and when I twerk, people be like, 'You're a mom now,' and it's like, 'Well, I was doing it before I was a mom, so it's not like there's gonna be a difference.'

"I feel like moms who do wanna feel sexy can be. I don't feel like once you become a mom, you supposed to be this nun."