Cardi B Pulls Out of Bruno Mars’ Tour: ‘I’m Not Ready to Leave My Baby Behind’

Recording artists Cardi B and Bruno Mars
Cardi B and Bruno Mars Kevin Mazur/Getty Image

New mom Cardi B is not ready to return to work just yet. The rapper announced via Instagram on Thursday, July 26, that she will no longer join Bruno Mars on the next leg of his 24K Magic world tour.

“I thought that after giving birth to my daughter that 6 weeks would be enough time for me to recover mentally and physically. I also thought that I’d be able to bring her with me on tour, but I think I underestimated this whole mommy thing,” Cardi, 25, wrote, referencing the July 10 arrival of baby Kulture.

“Not only am I just not ready physically, I’m not ready to leave my baby behind since the doctors explained it’s not healthy for her to be on the road,” she continued. “I hope you guys understand that this decision has been the hardest to make but I have to do what’s best for myself and my baby! Thank you Bruno for being so supportive and understanding.”

Shortly after the “I Like It” rapper’s announcement, Mars, 32, shared a message of his own via Instagram. “Most important thing is you and your family’s health. I know the fans will understand. You are absolutely doing the right thing,” he wrote. “I also know we’ll share the stage when the time is right.”

The “Versace on the Floor” crooner vowed that he and his band, The Hooligans, will cover Cardi’s hit “Bodak Yellow” at every stop of his tour in her honor. “Please give your baby girl a hug from me and a hug on behalf of everyone on the 24K Magic tour,” he added.

Prior to welcoming Kulture with husband Offset, Cardi spoke about how she planned to bring her little girl along for the ride when she hit the road with Mars from September 7 to October 27.

“What I envision is my tour bus has my own personal room, and I just want to be with my baby,” she told Rolling Stone in June. “Only time I don’t have my baby with me is when I’m getting my hair done, makeup done, performing. I don’t want to miss one second. I don’t want to miss no smiles, I don’t want to miss no new movement, I don’t want the baby to confuse me and the babysitter.”

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