Let’s not forget the fact that the “She Bad” rapper wasn’t able to hide her pregnancy news as well as she would’ve liked to. Late March, photos of Cardi’s baby bump hit the internet, revealing the news before she was ready.
According to MTO News, Cardi planned to reveal her pregnancy in Miami. However, before she could do so, someone snapped pictures of her burgeoning belly, splashing the news all over the internet.
In the photos — “taken from BEHIND SOME BUSHES” — viewers can see the rapstress dressed in an elaborate costume, featuring a yellow full-length skirt and bedazzled top. While a stylist maneuvers the material of the skirt, he cups the fabric just right, giving off a nearly perfect view of Cardi’s baby bump.
“No b***h I’m just getting fat,” she said when news of her pregnancy first hit the web earlier this year. “Let me [be] fat in peace.” No one bought her story though. In fact, a few weeks later, a TMZ source insisted that the “Bodak Yellow” rapper is not “fat” but with child.
At the time, the insider spilled the New York native’s plans to work right up until the birth of her and Offset’s first child together, slated to be born within the first week of July. On that same note, the star will be two months post-birth when she goes on tour with Bruno Mars.
According to the informer, Cardi still planned to join to the “That’s What I Like” singer on his 24K Magic World Tour in September. This claim turned out to be true, as the star confirmed as much while announcing that she was going on a performance hiatus two weeks ago.
The string of performances will pop off in Denver, lasting for several weeks afterwards. So far, tour stops include Colorado, Minnesota, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York, Tennessee and more. The duo is also projected to stop in Canada for two nights.
For a minute there, it looked like Cardi and Offset’s baby would have a sibling who was roughly the same age. For months, 22-year-old Instagram model Celina Powell was insisting that not only was she pregnant but that her baby was Offset’s.
After a court-ordered paternity test and a heated social media argument with Cardi, Powell came clean about her “pretend baby.” During a chat with DJ Akadmiks, she admitted that she’s been less than honest the last few months.
Before calling herself “some internet b***h,” Celina said, “There’s no baby.”
“Get over it,” she continued. “Suck my d**k.”
“Y’all investigated that s**t for nine months. I didn’t give a f**k. I was laughing at you b***hes,” Celina added before apologizing to Cardi. “I sincerely apologize if I made you, for one second, think that Offset was the father of my pretend baby,” she said before the clip ended.
After leading this story on for months, the internet dragged Celina’s name through the mud. “She going to get hurt one day playing games like this with people’s relationship,” wrote an Instagram user. “She is DISGUSTING, throw her entire like away!!!!! Who does stuff like that?!” commented another.
“This feels like a sign of mental illness. she’s crazy,” a user posted.
Meanwhile… Celina, whose stories trail back to the winter of last year, has deleted her Twitter and Instagram profiles.