Cardi B and Offset are calling it quits, according to Cardi B's latest Instagram. The two rappers, who welcomed their first child together in July 2018 and got married in September 2017, are officially breaking up. The "I Like It" rapper made the announcement on her Instagram early in the morning of Dec. 5, and the video of Cardi B announcing her breakup from Offset is surprisingly chill.
"I've been trying to work things out with my baby father for a hot minute now," Cardi started off in her Instagram video. "We're really good friends and you know we're really good business partners. And you know he's always someone 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, and it's nobody's fault."
"I guess we grew out of love," Cardi continued, then revealed that they're broken up and will be getting a divorce. "But we're not together anymore. I don't know, it might take time to get a divorce. And I'm always gonna have a lot of love for him because he is my daughter's father. And yeah."
She has a surprisingly calm (albeit kind of sad) demeanor in the video captioned, "There you go.. peace and love."
Twitter is shocked by the news of Cardi B and Offset's breakup.
There are those on Twitter who felt they saw this coming, however.
In the video, Cardi B said that the reason she and Offset split was that they "grew out of love." Their relationship clearly wasn't without its ups and downs.
Perhaps one of the most telling things about their relationship was the song "Be Careful" off of Cardi's debut album Invasion of Privacy. The song is all about a cheating partner, and many fans believed Cardi's lyrics were directly pointed at Offset, who reportedly cheated on her earlier in their relationship. Elite Daily previously reached out to Cardi B and Offset's teams for comment on the rumors that he cheated, but did not hear back by the time of publication.
In a tweet on Jan. 8 that has since been deleted, Cardi seemingly confirmed the rumors that Offset cheated. “No, it’s not right for a [n***a] to cheat…But what you want me to do?” she wrote, according to People. “Go f*ck me another n****? Start all over again and get cheated on again? This sh*t happens to everyone and I be too, you too…People handle they relationship different soo.” Elite Daily reached out to Cardi and Offset's teams for comment at the time, but did not hear back by the time of publication.
In an interview with Cosmopolitan that published just one month later in February 2018, Cardi addressed the cheating rumors again, this time giving insight into why she was still with Offset. (Fans felt she should have left him if the cheating rumors were true.)
"I don’t have low self-esteem. I know I look good," she said. "I know I’m rich, I know I’m talented. I know I could get any man I want — any basketball player, football player. But I want to work out my sh*t with my man, and I don’t got to explain why. I’m not your property. This is my life... I’m going to take my time, and I’m going to decide on my decision." Can't argue with that.
Things seemed to be going better between the two rappers by the time Cardi B confirmed her pregnancy during a performance on Saturday Night Live. Ironically enough, she was performing "Be Careful" when she revealed her baby bump. She gave birth to her and Offset's daughter, Kulture, on July 10, and had frequently posted photos of her and Offset looking happy together in the following months. She even posted a video of her flirting with Offset just a few weeks ago on Nov. 24. I guess that just goes to show there's always much more going on behind the scenes of peoples' relationships.