We like it like that! On Nov. 18, Cardi B took to Instagram to show off her post-baby body and y’all, the newly minted mama looks unreal. Wearing nothing but a nude colored thong, the rapper flexed her sculpted abs, yes abs, for her 35.8 million followers.

Despite how amazing we think Cardi looks, the 26-year-old recently opened up about how unhappy she’s been with her figure. “I’ve been very depressed because I cannot stop losing weight,” she said during an Instagram Live video. “And it’s so crazy because when I first gave birth, I did everything to lose my baby weight. I was drinking Teami [tea] so it could curb my appetite and now that I lost all the baby weight… I don’t like looking too skinny.” 

Cardi went on to reveal that she’s particularly sensitive about “looking too skinny,” because she was very thin as a teenager and “hated it.” Cardi then added: “It’s been really depressing me, making me sad. My weight. You know what I’m saying.”


Shortly after expressing how depressed she’s been, Cardi admitted that her lack of appetite and knowledge of nutrition is to blame for her rapid weight loss. “I want to gain weight so bad. I’m really trying to gain weight ya’ll and it’s been hard and I don’t know how,” she said. 

Later on in the video, she highlighted how different her post-baby body journey has become. “After I gave birth, I was so thirsty to lose all the baby weight and now it’s so hard for me to gain weight and I hate it. Then my parents… the more they force me to eat, the more I don’t want to eat,” Cardi explained. 

Between her new music, fashion line, and beautiful baby girl, Kulture Kiari Cephus, it sounds like this mama needs a break. Keep your head up, Cardi! You’ve got this.