Cardi B keeps her family "constantly" around her children so they can grow up with a sense of their identity.
Cardi B keeps her children "constantly" around her family.
The 'Bodak Yellow' hitmaker is determined Kulture, four, and 22-month-old Wave - who she has with husband Offset - recognise her Caribbean heritage and the New York neighbourhood where she grew up as vital parts of their own identities.
She told InStyle.com: “I make sure my kids are constantly around family and I bring them back home with me to the Bronx.
“My kids knowing their grandparents and the community I grew up in is an important part of their identity.”
Cardi - whose real name is Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar - particularly enjoys gathering with her family for a meal together.
She said: "My favourite memory is eating together as a family. There are a lot of personalities at the table. I want my kids to know how important these moments are, being with family, and to cherish them.”
The 30-year-old star's favourite childhood memories including watching her mother and grandma cook, and she loved nothing more than sancocho, a stew-like Caribbean soup.
She said: "My grandma makes the best sancocho. We only have it on special occasions.
“Oh! I can just dream about it right now.”
And now she's a mom herself, Cardi loves to cook for her own family.
She said: “I’m a busy parent myself, and I still love to cook for my family when I can.
"[Kulture] likes a chimi, [which is] a nice Dominican burger with fritura on the side. She loves it all."
Meanwhile, the 'WAP' hitmaker is keen to find a "hidden gem" she can collaborate with and help introduce to the world.
She said: "I love collaborating with other female rappers. There’s so much talent and hidden gems who just need to be out there in the world. And I love being a part of that."
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