Pregnancy rumors have been swirling for weeks about rapper Cardi B. Finally, the Bodak Yellow artist has confirmed that she does have a young blood in the oven!
While performing of her new single “Be Careful” on Saturday Night Live, Cardi wore a tight-fitting, white, custom-made Christian Siriano dress that showcased her baby bump to the world. The camera started by focusing strictly on the rapper’s face and upper body, but half way through the song, it panned out to reveal her secret as the audience roared in excitement.
According to Vanity Fair, after the performance, actors and friends greeted Cardi B (whose real name is Belcalis Almanzar, and no, that’s not a spell from Harry Potter) backstage, congratulating her on the pregnancy. She exulted, “I’m finally free.”
Her fiance, Migos rapper Offset, also confirmed the news via IG. But, this isn’t his first recent news of baby mama drama. Before the couple got engaged in the fall of 2017, rumors swirled that rapper got an IG model pregnant, but has since denied being the father.
Although Cardi B has finally admitted that she is eating for two, rumors about her baby bump have been swirling for months. At the iHeartRadio Music Awards on March 11, she wore bulky dress, leading many people to believe that the winner of “Best New Artist” was preggers.
Before her revealing performance at 30 Rock, Cardi took to Instagram to shut down any critics that speculated about her alleged pregnancy. The rapper simply stated, “No b***h I’m just getting fat. Let me fat in peace.” That gives her new album, Invasion of Privacy, a whole new meaning!
While most new celebrity mothers may take a step back from the spotlight, Cardi B is still on the grind. She recently co-hosted The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, dishing about how being an expecting mother is effecting her career.
“I don’t know if it’s the strength of the fetus, but I have never felt so hungry to succeed.”
It seems that the 25-year-old rapper isn’t slowing down any time soon, adding that she’s going to be “doing it all until I give birth.” On top of that, she has no plans to back out of the 24K Magic with Bruno Mars that is set to kick off in September, saying “I’m taking my baby with me!”
So, the real question is: will Cardi and Offset have a little prince, or a princess? According to a video posted on the her Instagram, she received a gift basket from Jimmy Fallon with some not-so-subtle feminine baby gifts. There was a little cheetah fur print coat and even a bedazzled bottle. While neither parent has confirmed the legitimacy of this rumor, it appears as if this queen will have a princess!
According to Metro, the baby is due on July 30th, 2018, so we’ll just have to wait and see! In the mean time, you can check out Cardi B’s full SNL performance below.