Afro-Latina rapper Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar, 26, who is professionally known as Cardi B, and hip hop and trap music trio Migos member Kiari Kendrell Cephus, 26, who is professionally known as Offset, got married in a private ceremony in their bedroom in their house in Atlanta, Georgia in September 2017. But on December 5, 2018, the former took to Instagram to announce that they have separated.
Fans were quick to point out that it was all a prank. Neither Carbi B nor Offset has confirmed if the announcement was just a joke.
From 2015 to 2017, Cardi B was one of the regular cast members of the reality show “Love & Hip Hop: New York,” which airs on VH1. In early 2017, she and Offset started dating.
On April 5, 2018, Atlantic Records released Cardi B’s debut studio album titled “Invasion of Privacy.” It produced three number-one singles namely “Bodak Yellow,” “I Like It” and “Girls Like You” featuring Maroon 5.
“I Like It” made Cardi B the first female rapper to attain multiple number-one songs on Billboard Hot 100. “Bodak Yellow” made her the second female rapper to top the chart with a solo output following Lauryn Hill in 1998.
Cardi B was born in New York City, New York, United States on October 11, 1992. Her father is from Dominican Republic while her mother is from Trinidad and Tobago.
In an interview with Zendaya for CR Fashion Book, Cardi B discussed her cultural background. The “Bodak Yellow” rapper said, “One thing that always bothers me is that people know so little about my culture.”
“We are Caribbean people and a lot of people be attacking me because they feel like I don’t be saying that I’m black,” Cardi B told Zendaya. “Some people want to decide if you’re black or not, depending on your skin complexion because they don’t understand Caribbean people or our culture.”
On July 10, 2018, Carbi B and Offset welcomed their daughter Kulture Kiari Cephus. The Migos member has two sons and another daughter from previous relationships.
One of the collaboration songs in “Invasion of Privacy” is “Drip” featuring Migos. Cardi B and Offset co-wrote the song with the other two Migos members Kirshnick Khari Ball, who is professionally known as Takeoff, and Quavious Keyate Marshall, who is professionally known as Quavo, along with Gary Fountaine, Joshua Cross and Jordan Thorpe.
On November 30, 2018, Offset appeared as a surprise guest during the performance of Cardi B at the KIIS FM Jingle Ball tour in Los Angeles. Meanwhile, watch the music video of “Bodak Yellow” here: