Cardi B is a walking viral moment waiting to happen. Today Cardi tells me that Offset has been to her apartment, but they haven’t seen each other and are not really” talking, which is a bit hard to believe after she shows me videos of her gurgling baby on her iPhone and happens to scroll past a photo of Offset with a time stamp reading today. When I ask her if she’s getting back with Offset, I can almost hear her curious entourage, who have arranged themselves on sofas on the perimeter of the room, lean forward to catch the answer. For a moment, the only sound is Bui engaging in some hard-hat-level sanding and scraping of the star’s three-inch nails. Then Cardi says both, I don’t think so,” and Who knows? You never know, you can never tell,” neither of which is exactly a definitive answer.
After warming her fans up with hits like Bodak Yellow” and Bartier Cardi,” the Bronx rapper slowed things down and dropped Be Careful,” a stern warning for anyone who dares cross her. In case it wasn’t made obvious by her many Instagram Lives, do 👏 not 👏 come 👏 for 👏 Cardi.
Although she eventually dropped out of school, Cardi B was able to find her own way of rising to the top: first through social media (via Vine and Instagram), then as a reality star (VH1’s Love & Hip Hop: New York) and ultimately, as a force in the music industry.
Cardi B and Chance The Rapper have shared their fears and beliefs that Donald Trump will be elected as US President once again, despite both being staunch and vocal supporters of the opposition.
It might be surprising for some people to learn that Cardi B is a feminist, something that’s not always readily apparent in some of her lyrics. But the rapper is indeed a member of the sisterhood, and of course, she does it in a way all her own. “Being a feminist is such a great thing and some people feel like someone like me can’t be as great as that,” she explained in a 2018 interview with i-D “But then some people are smart but they don’t have no common sense.” No lies detected.
Later that summer, during a trial for Brooklyn-born hip hop artist 6ix9ine, the rapper fingered Cardi B as a member of New York City’s Nine Trey Gangster Bloods. Cardi subsequently denied any affiliation with the gang.
Cardi B appeared as a guest alongside Chance The Rapper on the most recent episode of Tip T.I.” Harris’ podcast, ExpediT.I.ously — yes, it’s a thing — and, as she is wont to do, took some time to deliver some typically lucid and nuanced commentary on current American politics. In a discussion of who’s voting for Trump, Cardi spoke to her opinion that a lot of right-wing voters voted for President Trump due to the fact that they have race-based and religion-based anxieties.
Up and down, joy and pain, sunshine and rain—we’ve experienced all her days on her social media channels, where she posts close-up, emotional videos like an Instagram mime. She’s not your typical grasping celebrity, and doesn’t get off on endless adulation. I work with somebody who gives me compliments all day, and I’m like, ‘Oh, my gosh, can you just stop?’” she says.
For Cardi B, feminism isn’t a complicated concept, either; it’s something she breaks down easily. “But being a feminist is real simple; it’s that a woman can do things the same as a man,” she continued. “Anything a man can do, I can do. I can finesse, I can hustle. We have the same freedom.” And with everything the rapper has accomplished so far in her life, it’s so very easy to see how true that is.
In other words: Cardi B is a perfect reality show judge. This holds especially true when she’s sizing up a group of artists who saw what she did and want nothing more than to emulate her incredible rise. It’s impossible to list just how many fantastic one-liners Cardi has throughout Rhythm & Flow.” (Seriously: I tried and lost count within a single episode.) What’s perhaps more interesting, though, is that she never loses sight of how the rappers could actually make a name for themselves in the industry. Chance and T.I. have solid advice, and yet neither demonstrates the eye for branding or what makes a star that Cardi does. Watching her calibrate that invaluable sense in real time beyond her offscreen social media presence is one of the series’ most compelling strengths. Even if Rhythm + Flow” were half as entertaining as it is, the Cardi Show at least makes for some incredible television.
Around the time Migos was taking shape, Offset, at the age of 17, learned he would be a father for the first time. I was panicking,” he says about the moment he found out. I was the first one of the homies that jumped off the porch, so I wasn’t really sharing my panics. The time was getting closer and closer for him to be born. And I was thinking, I’m still just a boy.” After the birth, he made a promise to be the dad he never had, doing whatever it took to make ends meet. He turned to crime to provide for his son, and in 2012 landed his first felony conviction for possessing stolen property.
With the release of his new album, Offset is beginning a new chapter in his career, one that may find him earning redemption for his previous missteps. Certainly, they’ve managed to spark the public’s interest, particularly when it comes to all the relationship drama with Cardi.
Fuck all that stream shit because I don’t do music for money. It’s my heart. This is what I believe in. It’s my creativity and I do it for the people.” He tells me he’s thankful to know what controls him, and it’s family and happiness, which, he says, are worth more than millions and accolades.
The rapper surrendered to New York City police last October after a complaint claimed she was involved in a fight at the Angels NYC strip club in Queens.
Ahead of Cardi B’s birthday dinner celebration, Offset and her sister Hennessy Carolina shared sweet messages wishing her the happiest of birthdays. Cast: Cardi B, Chance the Rapper, Tip “T.I.” Harris.
Her latest single, Press,” is currently at 60 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Cover art for the single, in which she says Cardi don’t need more press,” shows her naked and being escorted out of a building as older, male photographers push towards her.
This wouldn’t be the first time she has taken a hiatus from the socials. Back in February, she deactivated her IG account after receiving backlash over her 2019 Grammy award win for Best Rap Album. Last year, she shut things down for a while following a spat with Azealia Banks. One thing is for sure, social media just quite isn’t the same when Bardi is away.
In 2016, Cardi B said she liked Hillary Clinton because she was a strong woman,” but she did feel like Clinton was a little fake.” But she was hypercritical of Donald Trump and ultimately backed Clinton in the general election, telling her social media followers to do the same ahead of Election Day.
In a separate Instagram post in July, Cardi B thanked Sanders for meeting with her in and said he had answered questions she had gathered from her followers previously. Stay tuned to see how he will fight for economic, racial, and social justice for all. Together, let’s build a movement of young people to transform this country,” she wrote.
In an indictment made public Tuesday, Queens prosecutors claimed that Cardi B and Jackson-Morel used social media to coordinate an Aug. 15 attack on a 21-year-old bartender and discussed money payments to people who carried it out.
Atlanta producers Metro Boomin and Southside lead the LP’s production and in a stride to focus on Offset’s solo powers, it has no credited features (though other artists do appear on the album). The album’s release date was pushed back after it was initially scheduled to come out in late 2018. Offset chalks this up to what he and Metro call fourth-quarter recording.” In other words: a surge of last-minute creativity that’s made it difficult to narrow down the final songs.
Additionally, she won Best New Artist and Single of the Year in 2017 and Best Hip-Hop Video in 2019 at the BET Hip-Hop Awards. She also won a Grammy Award in 2019.
New York City can be a pretty glamorous place, but the part of it where Cardi B is from — she moved from Washington Heights, where her grandmother’s house sits, to Highbridge in the Bronx in middle school — is not exactly a tourist trap. “There’s no hood hooder than my hood,” she proclaimed in an interview with i-D “I had to toughen up when we moved to the Bronx in the sixth grade, because if you don’t then people will pick on you.” That’s a really intense experience for a child so young to learn — you’d think it would be more paramount to focus on things like band practice and math homework at that age, not basic survival.
As he releases his first solo album outside of Migos, the rapper opens up about his relationship with Cardi B, fatherhood, and showing fans his true self.
There are a lot of things that Cardi B is proud of about herself, and rightfully so, as she’s proven time and time again to be a true original. In particular, one of the things that she’s certain of is that people of color like herself are a force to be reckoned with, and an example that people look up to. Plus, it’s not lost on her that she knows it can make some more conservative people uncomfortable. “Of course the success of people like me scares people, that’s why they belittle us,” she proclaimed in an interview with i-D “We always influence.” So whether it’s music, fashion, or sports, Cardi B knows the world is watching.
Cardi B is an American hip-hop recording artist and also a television and social media personality. Cardi B reportedly accused one of the women of having an affair with her husband, Offset, a member of the rap trio Migos.
According to police, the rapper got into an argument in August with two of the club’s female bartenders. She had accused one of them of having an affair with her husband, Offset, a member of the rap trio Migos, according to local media.
Cardi B then showed off her Offset photo feature manicured nails, which apparently was a shout out to her new husband. No one knew at the time that they had secretly gotten married.
He estimates that the project will have around fourteen tracks and themes of fatherhood and family are at its core. I want it to be strong, I don’t want to overdose you,” he says. Both Migos albums Culture and Culture II reached No.1 on the Billboard 200 chart I ask Offset whether he’s concerned that being vulnerable will alienate listeners.
In middle school, Offset found extended brothers when he met Quavo and Takeoff. Their preteen ritual of splitting an eighty-nine cent crunchy taco into thirds so they all could get in on the snack was an early sign of their unbreakable solidarity. The three formed Migos in 2008 while attending Berkmar High School, dropped the 2011 debut mixtape Juug Season when Offset was just 19 years old, and two years later released the single Versace,” which put the group on the map. But as the song began to take off, Offset was serving jail time for a probation violation. In fact, legal troubles seem to have bedeviled Offset during crucial moments in his life.
She also became the first female rapper in history to achieve three #1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100. Episode 21: Jerry Seinfeld and Cardi B sit down with Zach Galifianakis for an interview without coffee, cars, or money moves.
During an interview with Angie Martinez on her show, Untold Stories of Hip Hop, Cardi B revealed she stopped her period to have sex with Offset. Cardi B is known for being open about her experiences and life to her fans, and this time is no different.
The year 2017 promised even bigger opportunities. The rapper not only released her second mixtape, Gangsta Btch Music, Vol. 2, but she also snagged her first major record deal through Atlantic Records in February.
Offset, whose given name is Kiari Kendrell Cephus, is grappling with this relationship at a pivotal time in both his personal and professional life. He has four children, one of whom, Kulture Kiari, is with his wife, the rap icon Cardi B. Their relationship has marked the joining of rap music’s most powerful emerging artists. Since their marriage in September 2017, Offset and Cardi have gone through highly publicized marital troubles, culminating last December with Cardi announcing their split. Although he’s made high-profile attempts to win her back, Offset has not spoken publicly about the split, until now.
Rapper Cardi B has admitted that she used to drug and rob men in the past to pay bills. She may not be old enough to run for the White House, but rapper Cardi B is certainly making an impression on Iowa Democrats.
Having a child has tempered Cardi B, who says that becoming a mom has changed her priorities. “Before, I cared about everything — relationship, gossip. Now I don’t feel like I have the time to please people,” she revealed in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar “I don’t care about anything anymore — just my career and my kid.” Nothing wrong with that, Cardi.
As a kid, Cardi had a sense that she was destined to do something creative, which led her to a performing-arts school on the Bronx’s east side. She tried acting and singing (though she was convinced all of her classmates were better), wrote some poetry. But she’d also crack up friends and boyfriends by rewriting songs by, say, Beyoncé to make them waaay sluttier.” That hobby caught Shaft’s attention years later, leading him to encourage her to pursue rapping seriously.
It’s a very happy 27th birthday for Cardi B. The rapper received two heart-shaped diamond rings from her husband, Offset, for the occasion, and posted the moment on Instagram.
The happy news about the couple’s engagement quickly turned scandalous as rumors about Offset’s infidelities ran rampant. Still, Cardi B publicly defended her fiancée, telling fans everyone handles relationships differently.