“People want to make fun of me, saying I’m the fourth baby mom, [but] I know I’m not having a baby with a s–tty ass man,” the 25-year-old rapper — who is due to give birth to her first child in July — told Rolling Stone in a joint cover story with the Migos member, 26, published on Wednesday, June 20.
Offset explained, “We really love each other. She’s real. I wanted real. I also wanted successful.”
The “Bad and Boujee” MC is already the father of three young children from previous relationships: two sons, Jordan and Kody, and a daughter, Kalea.
Cardi also opened up to the magazine about planning her upcoming baby shower. “I’ve got to buy mad flights for my friends from New York. I haven’t event sent the invitations. I forget everything,” she said.
The Love & Hip Hop: New York alum revealed that she wants the celebration to be “lit,” even if that means nontraditional. “My baby shower’s not starting at no 5 o’clock. My s–t is going to start at 9 p.m. because that’s how I celebrate, that’s how Caribbean people celebrate,” she said. “I don’t like baby showers that be at 5 p.m. in the backyard, eating, cooking or d’oeuvres. Nah.”
She then joked, “S–t, I might even drink some red wine. Red wine’s healthy, right?”
Cardi and Offset had their first date at the Super Bowl in February 2017. He proposed on stage during a concert in Philadelphia that October. And this April, the “I Like It” rapper announced mid-performance on Saturday Night Live that she is expecting. She told Rolling Stone that the pregnancy wasn’t planned.
“He was like, ‘What? Are you sure?’” she recalled of the moment she told Offset during a FaceTime call that her home pregnancy test came back positive. “I said, ‘Yeah.’ And then he just started smiling really hard.”
The former stripper told the publication that she plans to bring her baby girl with her when she opens for Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic world tour beginning in September. “What I envision is my tour bus has my own personal room, and I just want to be with my baby,” she said. “Only time I don’t have my baby with me is when I’m getting my hair done, makeup done, performing. I don’t want to miss one second. I don’t want to miss no smiles, I don’t want to miss no new movement, I don’t want the baby to confuse me and the babysitter.”
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