When Cardi B walked onstage at last month's VMAs with a tiny bundle in her arms, most of the world got excited: Was she about to give the audience their look at her newborn daughter Kulture? As it turns out, Cardi was just being Cardi—the whole thing was a gag to welcome audiences to the show, and she dashed our Kulture dreams by unwrapping the little pink blanket to reveal not a baby, but the show's signature Moon Person statue.
Now, she's teasing us yet again with a glimpse of Kulture—only this time it's pretty adorable. Over the weekend, the rapper snapped a shot of her daughter's tiny hands and posted the image with a caption that reads, "I needed a girl like you." The tribute is a sweet gesture from the new mom who seems to be loving every minute of motherhood.
Since Kulture was born in July to Cardi B and her husband Offset, the rapper has already made it clear she's planning to focus exclusively being a mom for a while. In July, she dropped out of her anticipated tour with Bruno Mars, patiently telling fans that she had "underestimated this whole mommy thing." In addition to recovering from giving birth, Cardi explained on Instagram that she simply was "not ready to leave my baby behind since the doctors explained it's not healthy for her to be on the road." Since then, TMZ has reported that Cardi refuses to leave her daughter for less than $300,000 to perform—and even then, the location as to be just right to ensure she isn't too far away from the baby.
Taking a little time off won't hold Cardi back: At the VMAs, she hit back at critics who had told her that having a baby would ruin her career.
“A couple of months ago, a lot of people were saying, you know, 'You are gambling your career. You about to have a baby, what are you doing?'” Cardi told the crowd. “You know, I had a baby, I carried a baby, and I am still winning awards!”
We may have to wait a little longer before we get to see a full picture of Kulture, but that's fine with us if it means Cardi is living her best life with her daughter. After all, she has every right to keep her daughter's privacy close—and we have no doubt Cardi is going to give the world some hilarious motherhood posts once Kulture gets a little older.