Cardi B is expecting baby number two!
The rap star made the surprise announcement at the 2021 BET Awards Sunday night as she joined Migos for a performance onstage, revealing her baby bump. She also posted a gorgeous maternity shoot on Instagram with the caption, “#2! ♥️ @offsetyrn,” tagging her husband and fellow rapper, Offset.
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This marks the second child for the couple, who welcomed daughter Kulture Kiari Cephus in July 2018. Cardi had announced she was pregnant just a few months prior, during her guest appearance on Saturday Night Live. Tonight’s onscreen reveal marks her second televised baby announcement too.
Appearing at the Microsoft Theater in L.A. for the BET Awards ceremony, Cardi wore a skin-tight embellished catsuit with a cutout revealing her belly. Nominated for five awards tonight, she rapped “Type Shit,” her collab with Migos, as excited fans took in the pregnancy news.
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Cardi and Offset secretly married in 2017, though they’ve had their share of ups and downs since then. (She filed for divorce in September 2020 but she called it off two months later.) However, she previously told Harper’s BAZAAR about the special bond Offset has with their baby girl. “My daughter loves her dad. She really, really does,” she said.
As for her own experiences with motherhood, the “WAP” rapper also opened up about freely expressing her sexuality while being a parent. “I feel like when I’m half naked and when I twerk, people be like, ‘You’re a mom now,’ and it’s like, ‘Well, I was doing it before I was a mom, so it’s not like there’s gonna be a difference,'” she said. “One day, my daughter’s gonna see my body and she’s gonna see me twerking and it’s like, ‘Would it make a difference if I did it after or before her?’ It’s still out there. I feel like moms who do wanna feel sexy can be. I don’t feel like once you become a mom, you supposed to be this nun.”
From Harper’s Bazaar US