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 “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."