She doesn’t dance now, she makes mommy moves — but don’t assume that she’s laying down her crown to do so.
Finally putting an end to those persistent pregnancy rumors that had hovered around the NYC-based femcee for months, Cardi B showed up and showed OUT during her April 7 appearance on late-night comedy sketch show “Saturday Night Live.” A day after the release of her first official studio compilation, the “Bodak Yellow” hitmaker and her team couldn’t have chosen a better moment to drop the big news. With an RIAA-certified gold release that felt more like a victory lap than a debut album drop, Cardi B’s epic 2017 come-up finally came full circle — revealing her big news on her own terms while bagging on the haters who harassed her for months and speculated on her expectant status.
Overjoyed to finally be off the hook, Queen Bardi announced backstage that she finally felt free after ditching the loose, figure-hiding outfits she’d been wearing for months to show off her growing baby bump during an emotional rendition of her latest hit single, “Be Careful.”
— 𝔍𝔲𝔩𝔦𝔞𝔫𝔫𝔞 (@badgaljuwels) April 8, 2018
Not surprisingly, as the internet has proven time and again its status as a safe haven for anonymous trolls, bullies, and certified haters, critics soon threw shade at Bardi’s big announcement, claiming that revealing her pregnancy at the height of her career was nothing but a death sentence for her short-lived reign as a member of the hip-hop elite.
cardi b gets famous, gets pregnant.. now career over.
— mikey 🐮 (@mick_moat) April 8, 2018
“Cardi B got pregnant by the same man who cheated on her. Same time her biggest hit song is about cutting a man off. She’s a walking, talking, rapping, reproducing contradiction,” wrote one hater put off by Bardi celebrating her pregnancy in the midst of fiancé Offset’s cheating rumors and baby mama drama.
Cardi B got pregnant by the same man who cheated on her. Same time her biggest hit song is about cutting a man off 😂
She's a walking, talking, rapping, reproducing contradiction.
— Kamz 💜 (@itsjustKamz) April 8, 2018
Proving once more that haters can’t be left wildin’ on social media without getting called out, Bardi herself took to Twitter to remind critics to make sure they put respek on her name.
“I started winning when the whole world was doubting on me! think imma lose with my little baby counting on me?” tweeted Cardi, letting fans know to step off while talking trash on a public forum.
I started winning when the whole world was doubting on me !think imma lose with my little baby counting on me ?
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) April 8, 2018
With the Cardi B x Offset offspring reported to be due in late July or early August, there’s no reason to question Bardi’s work ethic, as she’s been steady grinding since her days as an online entertainer. As we’ve all been privy to the extent of her hustle thus far, there’s no doubting that Cardi B will pop out her little #CoffSet and then hop on the road with Bruno Mars for his 24K Magic World Tour with her bumpin’ just as hard as ever.