Cardi B has revealed that she’s planning to release a new album alongside performing her first lead film role in 2022, offering fans an honest update on her life in a recent video posted to Instagram.
“Everything be looking so glamorous, you see my fucking Instagram and everything, but it’s been really… it’s been a lot,” the “Up” rapper says in the 13-minute video. “Trying to balance out my new motherfucking life, like I got two kids, my daughter’s going to school now, and I have a lot of jobs now.”
“I’m in a lot of positions that require a lot of my time,” she adds. “And on top of that, I gotta put out this album next year. Not only do I got to put out an album, but I gotta record a movie. I’ve got to do so much shit, y’all.”
Cardi B released her debut (and so far only) studio album, Invasion of Privacy, back in 2018, and previously hinted that the follow-up would arrive in 2021. “But, then I just stopped working on my album out of nowhere because I feel like the whole COVID thing discouraged me to put out my album,” she says in an interview with XXL published in April this year. “Because I want to put out an album, and I want to tour.”
The movie that Cardi B references in her Instagram video, however, is most likely the crime comedy Assisted Living, directed by Thembi Banks (as reported by Deadline). The production, which the rapper-slash-actor joined earlier this year, marks her first lead movie role, following her feature-length debut in Lorene Scafaria’s Hustlers in 2019.