Posted: December 05, 2018
By Michelle Ewing, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
Cardi B and husband Offset are no longer a couple, the "Money" rapper announced early Wednesday.
"I've been trying to work things out with my baby father for a hot minute now," she said in an Instagram video. "We're really good friends and, you know, we're really good business partners. He's always somebody that I run to, to talk to, and we got a lot of love for each other, but things just haven't been working out between us for a long time. It's nobody's fault; it's just like, I guess we grew out of love. But we're not together anymore."
She added: "It might take time to get a divorce. I'm always going to have a lot of love for him because he is my daughter's father."
The pair, who were married last year in Atlanta, welcomed daughter Kulture in July.
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Rapper Cardi B turned herself in to New York City police Monday morning in connection with a fight at a Queens strip club, the New York Post reported.
Cardi B, who was born Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, surrendered at the Flushing precinct around 9:30 a.m., the newspaper reported.
She did not answer questions.
Almánzar allegedly ordered an attack on two bartenders at the Angels Strip Club in Flushing on Aug. 29, WPIX reported.
The bartenders -- sisters Jade and Baddie Gi -- claim they were attacked because of allegations they had sex with Cardi B’s husband, Offset, the Post reported.
The bartenders are suing the Bronx-born singer for damages, according to the newspaper.
Cardi B performed at the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park over the weekend, WPIX reported.
Nicki Minaj is telling her side of the story after she was reportedly involved in a scuffle with fellow female rapper Cardi B at a party during New York Fashion Week.
On Friday, on the red carpet at the Harper’s Bazaar ICONS Party at the Plaza Hotel in New York, Cardi B appeared to lunge at Minaj, but Minaj’s security created a barrier around her. Cardi then took off her shoe and threw it at Minaj.
“The other night I was a part of something so mortifying, so humiliating to go through in front of upper echelon people -- it’s not about black or white -- people who have their lives together,” Minaj said on her Queen Radio show Monday. “I was mortified ... I could not believe how humiliated I felt .... how we -- and I use the term ‘we’ loosely -- made ourselves look.”
Soon after news about the fight emerged, Cardi B posted a statement on her Instagram page.
“I’ve let a lot of (expletive) slide!” she wrote in the post. “I let you sneak diss me, I let you lie on me, I let you stop my bags,(expletive) up the way I eat! You’ve threaten other artists in the industry, told them if they work with me you’ll stop (expletive) with them!! I let you talk big (expletive) about me!! I addressed you once in person, I addressed you a second time in person, and every time you copped the plea!! But when you mention my child, you choose to like comments about me as a mother, make comments about my abilities to take care of my daughter is when all bets are (expletive) off!!”
Minaj denies the claims.
“I would never discuss anyone's child,” she said. “It’s so sad for someone to pin that on me. I would never talk about anyone's child’s or parenting. I don’t give a (expletive). It’s so crazy to me that people always need to make Onika the bad guy. If you’re right in whatever you’re doing, you don't ever have to make someone into the bad guy.”
To further her point, Minaj started the show by playing audio of Cardi saying, “Nothing is off limits. I hate when some people come at me, and it’s like ‘Oh, Cardi why you coming at peoples kids for?’
“But I’m my mother’s kid,” Cardi said in the recording. “The same way your kid is your baby I’m my mother’s baby.”
Minaj doubled down on her denial after the audio recording played a few times.
“You know I didn't say or never did talk about anyone’s child... I am not a clown, that’s clown (expletive),” she said. “The other thing that is clown (expletive) is telling the world that they did (expletive) because you look dumb. You knew when that footage comes out you were about to look f**king dumb. They hurried up and put out a statement,” Minaj said of Cardi’s Instagram post.
In so many words, Minaj also alleged that Cardi has made hateful comments toward black women, speaking to a woman who called in and said Cardi spoke negatively of her son who died and called him a monkey. The “Chun Li” rapper also alleged that Cardi and slept with a DJ to have her music played on the radio and that -- according to rumors -- Cardi had exotic dancers attacked after they slept with her husband, Migos member Offset.
In one more diss before tossing to DJ Funkmaster Flex to play music, Minaj said, “She has built her career off of sympathy and payola.”
Cardi hasn’t responded to Minaj’s comments.
A Harper’s Bazaar party in New York turned bizarre Friday night as rival rappers Cardi B and Nicki Minaj apparently tangled at the Plaza Hotel, People reported.
The singers were attending the Harper’s Bazaar Icons fashion week bash, and the scuffle included hair-pulling and shoe throwing, The New York Post reported.
The two singers crossed paths while walking off the red carpet on a second-floor balcony at the event, the Post reported.
“It was bad,” a witness told the newspaper. “They were separated by security, but Cardi was still trying to get at her. She took of a giant red shoe and threw it at Nicki — who was being blocked up against a wall by a huge security guard.”
Cardi B posted on Instagram after the incident, implying that comments by Minaj about her newborn daughter is what sparked the scuffle.
The disturbance occurred while Christina Aguilera was performing inside the party, the Post reported. Guests included Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, Gigi and Christie Brinkley, the newspaper reported.
Cardi B.’s meteoric rise has seen few missteps as she has climbed from the stripper pole to the top of the music charts.
The 55th anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream,” speech.
“All these hussies wanna sleep with my huuusband!” the “Bodak Yellow” rapper said in the videos’ climax. “But that’s alright. I know he marches home to me.”
On Tuesday morning, Bernice King, the youngest and most vocal of the Kings’ four children, called the rapper’s portrayal “repulsive.”
But by 12:49 p.m., King tweeted that Cardi B. had reached out to her to offer an apology.
“Thank you, @iamcardib, for reaching out to me and apologizing for the skit that aired on @TMZ,” King tweeted. “I look forward to talking with you soon.”
But by then, the damage had been done.
The sketch is from Rip Michael’s new show "Off the Rip," and the video was apparently leaked to TMZ.
The premise of the skit, comes from the popular “Real Housewives,” series and plays off its familiar trope of conflict spurred by…nothing.
The Housewives, King, Rosa Parks, Betty Shabazz (wife of Malcolm X) and Jacqueline Lavine Brown (wife of Jesse Jackson) are gathered in a living room, along with a Secret KKK spy and a random white woman named Margaret to discuss King’s upcoming march in Memphis, where he would eventually be killed.
Shabazz gets the trouble started in a voice over asking, “I don’t know why none of these ho’s here. In fact, I don’t even know why I am here.”
King then tries to assert dominance, claiming that she should be the leader of the group, because “My husband has marched in every states and have fought so we could use the same toilet as every….”
Shabazz cuts her off.
“Well your husband is a ho,” Shabazz says, before saying in another voiceover. “Everybody done had a piece of Martin.”
The video ends with Margaret coming into the room and revealing that she had slept with King.
“I’m sorry, I thought you guys were fighting for equal rights,” Margaret says. “I’m pretty sure me (having sex with) Martin Luther King is like a perfect example of that.”
Cardi B. is the perfect example of the social media celebrity to actually make it as a legit celebrity. She was the breakout star of Love & Hip Hop: New York, and scored her first hit with 2016’s “Bodak Yellow.”
She became only the second female rapper to top the charts with a solo output.
In 2018, Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
She has been in the spotlight lately after giving birth to her daughter, Kulture, with her husband Offset of the rap group Migos.
Rapper Offset, of the trio Migos, was arrested Friday on weapon and drug charges in Georgia, WSB reports.
Clayton County police said the rapper, whose real name is Kiari Cephus, and his bodyguard, Senay Gezahgn, were traveling in Jonesboro, just outside Atlanta, when the 2014 Porsche 911 Carrera that Offset was driving was pulled over after an improper lane change.
During a search, officers found three handguns, less than 1 ounce of marijuana and more than $107,000 in cash.
Offset was charged with improper lane change; possession of marijuana, less than 1 ounce; possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime.
Gezahgn was charged with possession of marijuana, less than 1 ounce, and possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime.
This is not Offset’s first run-in with the law.
He was arrested in 2016 for driving with a suspended license. In 2015, all three members of Migos were arrested for drug and gun charges during a concert at Georgia Southern University, Billboard reported.
Offset and his wife, rapper Cardi B, just welcomed their first child together last week.
Just a couple of weeks after welcoming baby Kulture, Cardi B and Offset have a new set of twins bringing them joy. Over the weekend, the hip-hop power couple introduced their matching Lamborghinis to the world.
On Sunday, Cardi B, 25, posted a photo of herself and her husband, who is one-third of the rap group Migos, sitting on top of their new whips, a green one for him, a blue one for her. The flashy photo appeared to be taken at an Atlanta car dealership.
In the caption about the new rides, Cardi, whose real name is Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar, wrote “Blessed & Gifted. Official Lamb owners,” along with “#kultureparents.”
The Billboard chart-topping artist recently announced she would not return to the Bruno Mars tour this fall because she’d like to spend more time with Kulture. She admitted she had underestimated how much time she’d want to spend with her little one.
“Not only am I just not ready physically, I'm not ready to leave my baby behind since the doctors explained it's not healthy for her to be on the road,” she said on Twitter.
Offset, 26, also posted about their new pride and joy. His Instagram post included the simple caption: “LAMBTALK. HIS & HERS.”
Just about a week before the Lambo photo shoot, Offset, whose real name is Kiari Kendrell Cephus, was arrested after a traffic stop on a number of charges, including possession of drugs and a firearm. He posted bail and was released the next day.
Cardi B has given birth to her baby girl.
The rapper and her husband, Migos member Offset, welcomed Kulture Kiari Cephus in Atlanta on Tuesday. Her middle name is after her father, whose legal name is Kiari Kendrell Cephus.
The 25-year-old first-time mom announced the news on Instagram Wednesday.
Cardi B, whose legal name is Belcalis Almanzar, confirmed in June that she and Offset, 26, were married in a ceremony in their bedroom in September. Offset publicly proposed to Cardi on stage at Power 99’s powerhouse concert in Philadelphia in October.
Cardi revealed her pregnancy while performing on “Saturday Night Live.”
Kulture is the first child for Cardi and the fourth for Offset. He has three children from previous relationships.
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