Cardi B announcing her shocking split from husband Offset did leave social media a little shaken up but none of that prepared us for the stunt she recently pulled on stage when Offset tried to crash her Rolling Loud festival in Los Angeles, California. Offset pulled his own stunt in an attempt to get Cardi to reconcile after she broke things off owing to a cheating scandal, but clearly, Cardi was going to have none of this grand love ordeal. Looking pretty unimpressed, she made Offset leave eventually.
On Friday, Offset took to Instagram to share a video about how much he missed Cardi, and how much he wants his estranged wife, and their five-month-old baby, Kulture, back. Just a day later, he crashed Cardi's festival mid-set and in a video of the same, the 27-year-old Migos star brought out a 'take me back' banner made of white and red roses. Cardi's response? Not a single crack of a smile as Offset issued a groveling apology.
It's obvious from the video how shocked and stunned Cardi was left while her crew members brought out the elaborate sign. Just moments later, Offset himself entered the stage and his dramatic stunt was greeted with both cheers and boos alike. As for Cardi, real name Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar, she greeted the entrance with a lot of huffing and puffing, constantly pulling away from her estranged rapper husband every time he tried taking her hand.
In this very public second apology of sorts within just two days, he said: "I just wanna tell you I'm sorry. In person, in front of the world. Whatever I gotta do to show you I love you." The audience was still booing away, and Offset chose to lower his mic to share a few words with Cardi, but clearly, that didn't work as he and his props soon left the stage. It's one thing to pull such a grand gesture, but it's another to completely shut that gesture up. However, fans are worshiping Cardi for this bold statement she made.
Her headliner performance was even more adored as she was among the leagues of Lil Uzi Vert, Kodak Black and Kylie Jenner's ex Tyga for the lineup. Her very showstopping display had her dazzling in a tasseled red bodysuit and fishnet tights. And all that red glory only reminded viewers of her own Instagram story from earlier that day, where she showed off and raved about a bouquet of gorgeous red roses she had just received.
"So pretty," Cardi said. "I love flowers." The sender's name remained undisclosed but it is to be noted that the flowers arrived just a day after Offset's very grand public apology video on Instagram. According to TMZ, Offset is also desperate to celebrate their daughter Kulture's first Christmas together, as a family. Sources have revealed she's 'very torn' about her future with the rapper, while E! News' sources spill that their split has 'been really hard' on both. While Offset is trying his best to win her back, Cardi's just 'not on board yet.'
"They haven't been spending time together and Cardi expressed she still wants her space," said E!'s source. "She is very busy right now with her work and is focused solely on Kulture."
Cardi's actions are said to be stemming from her incapability to trust Offset anymore, owing to the video of him and a woman named Summer Bruni coming into light. Sources also add: "She has her up and down moments where she thinks there could be a chance they can salvage their relationship. But then Cardi is also very upset over the cheating situation. She is very torn and is trying to stay focused on business matters right now."
The insider also explained that, "She doesn't want to have to co-parent Kulture, but isn't quite sure if they can make their relationship work." And for all those thinking this is just a publicity stunt, Cardi had some insights to share on that too a while ago. "I wouldn't put my family in a bad name for no f***ing publicity, 'cause at the end of the day, 10 years from now, my daughter, she's gonna be looking at these type of things and she's gonna be asking me about these type of things," Cardi said.
"My relationship was never fake," she said. "I met this n***a, he was on my ass, I gave him a chance and we fell in love with each other," she explained. "Things was not always gravy, 'cause at the end of the day, we are two different people. But we never did anything for f***ing publicity, b***h. You think I got f***ing pregnant, could have ruined my career, for f--king publicity?"