Cardi B and Zendaya may not seem like they have much in common, but the two stars recently bonded in an interview with CR Fashion Book. The two stars talked about the pressures of fame and being from the ‘hood.’
Both ladies grace the cover of the fashion mag and look stunning as ever. Cardi B plays journalist for a day and interviews Zendaya about a range of topics, including her love life and her biggest fear.
“Sometimes, as a young person in this industry, I put a lot of pressure on myself to do the right thing,” Zendaya says. “I think this is a flaw of mine.”
“I get so afraid to make the wrong decisions, but I have to understand that I’m only 21 years old. I’m not going to always be perfect. You cannot let the fear of not being perfect stop you from doing anything at all. I still have a lot of things left to do in my career and it’s okay to frickin’ learn from a situation and grow from it.”
Coming from the ‘hood
Cardi, true to form, asked the Hollywood actress a question about her upbringing in a way that only Cardi B could.
“To me, you seem so angelic. You know, you are the Disney star. You seem like such a sweetheart. But…I know you’re from Oakland. My best friend is from Oakland, and she’s hood as f-ck. That b–ch is a f–king gangster,” said the two-time Grammy nominated rapper. “Do you think that you got some hood in you?”
“Absolutely, there is definitely ‘hood’ in me and it will never leave,” Zendaya answered. “It’s part of who I am, as it is part of my family.” She adds that she is proud of where she grew up.”My aunties held Black Panther party meetings in the downstairs basement of our house that I grew up in,” she said. “You learn so much from those experiences and from those stories.”
Pressures of the fame and fortune
Cardi B also opened up about her newfound fame and fortune, and the all the pressures that come with it.
“My family, whatever they want, they get. Everything that I want to buy, I can get. I don’t have to worry so much about my future,” the Bronx native explains. “…Even though I’m happy, I feel like I was a little bit happier two or three years ago when I had less money. I had less people who had opinions about my life. I felt like my life was mine. Now I feel like I don’t even own my life. I feel like the world owns me.”
To that point, Zendaya opened up about how her demanding career impacts her dating life.
“There’s just certain things in our lives that’s hard for people to understand if they don’t live it. Like if I have to explain what a call time is or why I have to start glam early. I’m not just sitting around all day. I’m on camera, I’m shooting, I’m working, I can’t have my phone,” she said.
“But that doesn’t mean somebody who’s not in the industry can’t understand it or wouldn’t want to learn or understand it.”
Read the rest of Cardi B and Zendaya’s interview together in the March issue of CR Fashion Book, which hits newsstands on March 1.