Cardi B said she wasn’t pregnant, but — despite the fact that she’s known for being overtly open with the public — no one believed her. So, she took upon herself to prove it… on the slick.
The artist posted a short video of herself rapping, wearing nothing but a bra, sweatpants, and the jewelry her fiancé Offset bought her for Valentine’s Day. Guess what… Her tummy was as flat and un-pregnant as Cardi said.
The rumors of a Cardi and Offset mini started after the couple shared a stage at a Migos performance. Wearing a black, form-fitting tank top and leggings, Cardi graced the rap trio’s stage to greet fans. To everyone paying attention, the small pouch in her belly areas was unmissable. Fans and internet trolls alike zoomed in on the star’s little extra something, sending the Cardi-is-pregnant rumor mill into overdrive.
How many times did Cardi swear she wasn’t pregnant afterwards? Quite a few.
Denying It All
Way before she posted a topless video to prove that she’s not with child, she plainly told everyone that there was no baby.
As soon as they started, Cardi (tried to) put a stop to the pregnancy rumors. “No b***h I’m just getting fat,” she responded to an Instagram comment.
However, no one took her seriously.
Shortly after the rumors started, adding more validity to the claims, Cardi’s team reportedly spilled her pregnancy news themselves. According to TMZ, an unnamed member of the “Bartier Cardi” rapper’s crew shared the top secret info with a staff member at this year’s Maxim Super Bowl Party.
TMZ‘s sources said that after the artist performed at the party, she secluded herself from the “party atmosphere,” saying that she wasn’t in the mood. Though her entourage had a VIP section to themselves, with alcohol heavily flowing, insiders said Cardi preferred to drink water and stay in the area by the stage.
When an event staffer requested that someone escort Cardi back to her VIP area, a person in the star’s crew informed the worker that she was fine where she was alongside saying that she was with child.
Even Basketball Wives Tami Roman chimed in on the conversation about Cardi’s pregnancy. Devoting an entire video to the topic, Tami coaxed the rapper to “just make the announcement.”
“Now on the picture you look pregnant,” Tami said. “Now I know you said that you was just gettin’ fat, and that’s okay too, but I’m just sayin’ it look pregnant.” She then said that Cardi’s tummy looked like “that pregnant lady belly,” before guessing that she was probably “about two, three months” along — similar to what a member of Cardi’s crew allegedly said.
“And I’d be happy about that. Cause you and Offset… that baby would be so yummy. I mean, he’s attractive. You attractive. So, the law of averages… It’ll work out for you,” Tami said, ending her video.