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Cardi B Reveals Anxiety Has Prevented Her From Releasing Sophomore Album

Cardi B may be the hottest female rapper in the game, but for some reason, she's taking forever to release the follow-up to Invasion of Privacy.

Last week when she called into The Breakfast Club to bid Angela Yee adieu, she revealed that she would be releasing her sophomore album in 2023, and on Tuesday via IG live, she revealed to her fans all the factors that's contributed to the album's delay.

Bardi revealed that her lack of confidence in the quality of the music she’s recorded, fear of criticism and having separation anxiety over being away from her two children.

“I’m just a mom and I do have anxiety. I’ve been having a lot of anxiety, because I know right after I drop my album, I have to go out on tour and I have bad separation anxiety from my kids,” she admitted.

“When it comes to music and everything, I just be feeling like I don’t be liking anything. I feel like I got so many songs and I don’t like anything. I feel like nothing is good enough… And I got so much money saved up I just be like, ‘Yeah, whatever the fuck.'”

Cardi went on to reveal that music feels like a “job” to her these days, although her recent $1 million, 35-minute performance reminded her how much she loves being on stage.

“Making music to me has become like a job that gives me anxiety because everybody just critiques everything that I do,” she continued. “It just like, sometimes you don’t want to do something that gives you that much anxiety, so I just be freezing myself, but I have to let that go. I have to release more music — I have to go out there.”

Despite her career inhibitions, Cardi B also set goals for herself for the next two years. In 2023 she aims to buy a house in Los Angeles, while in 2024 she has dreams of purchasing a penthouse in New York City.

When she finally does unleash her Invasion of Privacy follow-up, Cardi will be represented by a new management team having joined Irving and Jeffrey Azoff’s Full Stop Management last month.

Look for the LP to arrive in early 2023 via Atlantic Records.

Anxiety is no joke, and can definitely be crippling, especially when it comes to creative people. I will admit I will have moments of anxiety that will prevent me from pursuing opportunities out of fear of negative critiques.

At the end of the day you just have to fight really hard to push past that fear and go for it, because regardless of what you do you will have some people who will have something negative to say.

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