Cardi kept it real about the damage her vagina endured during labor.
The late night TV host asked if childbirth was easier or harder than she imagined. "It was totally harder. She broke my vagina," Cardi said. "Why nobody tells you about those things? Nobody told me they were going to stitch my vagina!"
Cardi also gave a bit of an insight into her baby's personality.
The hitmaker said that she can already tell that her little one is going to be just as fiesty as she is! "She really is very demanding," Cardi said about her 3-month-old. "She's very feisty. You know what, my husband used to tell me, like, 'Stop screaming and catching an attitude when you're pregnant because you're going to pass that to the baby.' And it's like, I did."
The rapper said she's not "mentally ready" to show her baby to the public.
As happy as Cardi is with her success and her fame, she says the downside is not being able to do normal parenting things with her kids. "It's not [fun]. There's certain things that I want to do with my daughter like, I want to go to the beach with my baby, I want to take a stroll down the street with my baby," she said. "And it's just like I can't because I don't know who's next to me and who has certain intentions. I don't want to show my baby out to the public right now. I just want to protect her. I'm not, like, mentally ready."
She added: "I would like to do normal things with my baby, but right now I gotta keep it very low key."
Now all we ask going forward is for all new moms to be as real and honest as Cardi.
It would be great if all women were transparent about the ins and outs of pregnancy so that no woman is caught off guard down the line. The process of going into labor and giving birth can be so scary and nervewracking that we implore you to share as many details as possible with any future mamás you might know. Thanks, Cardi.