Interviewed on the ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ show, three months after giving birth to her first child, Cardi B was asked about her daughter’s arrival.
Responding to the question – was it easier or harder than you expected? – the 26-year-old said: “Totally harder, she broke my vagina. You know what, nobody tells you about those things, nobody told me they were gonna stitch my vagina.
“They say it’s gonna hurt but no one tells you that,” she added.
Her words echo Keira Knightley’s essay, ‘The Weaker Sex’ in the new book ‘Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (And Other Lies)’, in which the actor opens an account of giving birth to her daughter in 2015 with the line: “My vagina split.”
In the interview with Jimmy Kimmel, Cardi B also revealed that there were a lot of people in the delivery room when she was in labour: her sister, her husband, her mum and dad, her mother-in-law, and her publicist were all present.
Despite the traumatic birth and stitches required, it hasn’t put the mother-of-one off having a larger family. She told Kimmel she would like three or four kids.
“My fans have mixed feelings [about her getting pregnant again]”, she said.
The New York-born singer also admitted that she had been enjoying being a mother so much she wish she had done it sooner: “I’m thinking, I should have had you when I was a teenager... that’s what I was missing my whole life.”
Cardi and her husband, rapper Offset, welcomed their daughter on July 10 2018.