Cardi B is having a moment. In April 2018, the Bronx-born rapper released her debut album, Invasion of Privacy, to rave reviews. In the same week, she also announced her pregnancy during a performance on Saturday Night Live and even co-hosted on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Still, the Love and Hip-Hop: New York alum is no stranger to hardship and controversy.
In 2017, some photos leaked to the media that suggested that her fianceé, Migos rapper Offset, had cheated on her. Though it was obviously a tough time for the hip-hop couple, the pair has seemingly moved passed it as they plan for their wedding and the birth of their first child.
Now, Cardi B is extending a hand towards Khloé Kardashian. The Good American designer gave birth to her first child in the midst of a tumultuous cheating scandal. Her boyfriend, NBA baller Tristan Thompson, was caught being intimate with several different women. Cardi B had some advice for the Kardashian sister.
A tumultuous week
Khloé Kardashian reportedly gave birth to her daughter on April 12, 2018, but it was a stressful week for the new mom. Just a few days before, her beau and the father of her daughter, Tristan Thompson was photographed at the PH-D Lounge in Manhattan getting cozy with another woman. Though that footage was suspect, it wasn’t until the Cleveland Cavaliers player was videoed entering his hotel at 5 a.m. with the same woman and exiting with her hours later that truly raised some eyebrows.
On the heels of that news, TMZ released some footage from October 2017, when Kardashian would have been about three months pregnant. In the video, Thompson is seen kissing and fondling several different women at a lounge in Washington, D.C.
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Stuck in Cleveland
While Thompson was living his life as if he was still a single man, Kardashian was stuck in Cleveland away from her friends and family awaiting the birth of her child. Though she’d traveled between Los Angeles and Ohio throughout her pregnancy, the journey had become too exhausting for the reality star.
I obviously love both cities, but I will say I’m happy to be in Cleveland right now.I ’m with Tristan, and I get my home time — cooking, being with my love, and just more of a routine. In L.A., I’m SWAMPED with work. But then again, I love being in L.A. because I get to see my sisters and my mom, and I have my trainer and the people that I’ve grown up with. So there are perks to both cities for me!
Next: Cardi B’s cheating scandal
Though Cardi B didn’t have the added stress of also being pregnant when the news of Offset’s alleged infidelity hit, cheating is hurtful anytime it happens. Though the rapper couple never addressed the 2017 allegations directly, Cardi B did take to social media to chat with her fans about why she chose to stay in the relationship.
I don’t have low self-esteem, I know I look good. 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 s— 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… It’s not right, what he f—ing did — but people don’t know what I did, ’cause I ain’t no angel.
Next: Speaking from the heart
Though the rapper couple is now looking ahead towards their future, the “Bodack Yellow’ rapper did seems to offer a warning of sorts to her boo in her single, “Be Careful.” In the song, she raps, “Man, I thought you would’ve learned your lesson ‘bout liking pictures, not returning texts. I coulda did what you did to me a few times, but that’s not my M.O. Be careful with me. Yeah, it’s not a threat, it’s a warning. You might have a fortune, but you lose me, you still gon’ be misfortunate.”
She later took to Instagram to explain the meaning behind her lyrics, She revealed, “I know it’s something that ya’ll did not expect to come from me. That’s one of my records that speaks the most to me. …I really wanted it to be like an open letter, that’s why I said it how I said it … like if the n—- was in front of me.
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Fighting for love
Considering the climate that they are in as young rappers, Cardi B doesn’t seem naive when it comes to what she and Offset are facing. In fact, during an interview on the radio show, Big Boy’s Neighborhood, she got super candid.
She said that she and her trap music boo had to,”fight for our love because it wasn’t as easy.”
Next: Some interesting advice
During her interview with Big Boy, the pregnant MC extended an olive branch to Kardashian, who had a very emotionally trying week, to say the least. Cardi B suggested that the Revenge Body star silence the noise.
She said, “Do what your heart feel like doing. At the end of the day, everybody wanna act like they date deacons and pastors and their relationship is perfect, You don’t know what type of things going on in their relationship. People make it seem like this happened two weeks ago. Let them work things out.”
Next: A hard choice
Enjoying the birth of her daughter and reeling from Thompson’s cheating scandal, Kardashian has not yet addressed the public. Therefore, we have no idea if she’s going to try and work things out with the NBA baller or not. However, we do know that according to Ohio law she has sole custody of her baby.
Though it’s rumored that Thompson was in the delivery room with Kardashian when she gave birth, we can’t imagine she wants to be in Cleveland much longer away from her friends and family. Only time will tell what if the most beloved Kardashian sister will move forward with or without Thompson.
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