Cardi B confirms pregnancy during SNL performance
The past year has arguably been that of the celebrity pregnancy announcement. I mean, surely we haven't forgotten the veritable media maelstrom that surrounded Kylie Jenner's pregnancy - or according to her press team for the better half of six months - the lack thereof. And while we now have Stormi Webster, and her perfectly manicured fingernails, it's evident that keeping her entire pregnancy under wraps was rather tiring for the 20-year-old beauty mogul.
Certainly, it's not an approach that Cardi B has taken. The 25-year-old songstress, who has denied pregnancy rumours for months leading up to her first performance at Saturday Night Live, revealed her baby bump last night during the live television show.
Cardi, who is engaged to hip hop artist Offset, donned a skin-tight white dress with billowing sleeves. Although cameras were angled above her stomach while she performed a rendition of Be Careful, they later panned down to show off her pregnant stomach.
At the end of her set, she raised her arms and shouted "I'm finally free!" as the camera flashed back to her baby bump.
Since she released her hit single Bodak Yellow in 2017, Cardi B has become one of the biggest artists on the planet. And it's proved to be rather life-changing for the erstwhile stripper and reality television star, who has refused to shake off her unreserved and forthright manner.
Certainly, in a recent interview, Cardi revealed that there are many things about being famous that she doesn't enjoy. While many of her singles centre around the paraphernalia of fame, when speaking to CR Fashion Book, the rapper confessed that she used to be happier.
"Well, one positive thing is that, my family, whatever they want, they get. Everything that I want to buy, I can get. I don’t have to worry so much about my future," she asserted. "One negative thing is that, even though I'm happy, I feel like I was a little bit happier two or three years ago when I had less money. I had less people who had opinions about my life. I felt like my life was mine. Now I feel like I don’t even own my life. I feel like the world owns me."
It’s crazy because I never been the type of person to ever really care about anything. I never had to censor myself. Now I feel like everybody is so sensitive, and it’s sad.
Some people have written me off or tried to make me feel like I’m something I’m not or wanted to tell me how to manage my relationship."
Well, it appears that congratulations are in order for Cardi B. While we don't know much about the pregnancy - except that the father is likely to be Offset, who Cardi became engaged to in October of last year - it's clear that the 25-year-old wants to keep most of the details under wraps.
In an interview with Beats 1 Radio, Cardi touched on how she would conduct a potential pregnancy. "I'm not a damn animal at the zoo that you just could see everything, no," she asserted. "People will just find out more. If it arrives, if it don't arrive, then you gonna know what the f**k is going on."