Cardi B Welcomes Daughter Kulture Kiari With Husband Offset
The "Bodak Yellow" rapper gave birth to her first child on July 10.
Cardi B and husband Offset welcomed a daughter, named Kulture Kiari, into the world July 10.
The "Bodak Yellow" rapper (born Belcalis Almanzar) shared a photo of herself on Instagram, showing off her bare baby bump, while seated in a chair surrounded by brightly colored floral arrangements. "Kulture Kiari Cephus 07/10/18," she captioned the post, also tagging Offset's Instagram handle.
The baby girl is Cardi B's first child, while her spouse (born Kiari Cephus) — best known as one-third of the hip-hop group Migos — has three children from previous relationships.
Cardi B's birth announcement comes days after reports confirming that she and Offset secretly wed in September. The chart-topper also kept fans in the dark for months about her pregnancy. After much speculation, Cardi B confirmed she was expecting while performing on Saturday Night Live in April, when she embraced her baby bump in a formfitting white gown.
In May, during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Cardi B said that Offset had already decided on a name for their child. "My dude named the baby," she said, without revealing the unique moniker, Kulture. "I really like the name."
Cardi B further explained her decision to name her daughter Kulture in a tweet on Wednesday: "Anything else woulda been basic. Okrrrrr."
Kultureanything else woulda been basic Okrrrrr— iamcardib (@iamcardib) July 12, 2018
On June 26, Cardi B and Offset celebrated the upcoming arrival of their little girl with a Bronx-themed baby shower in Atlanta, where the couple recently purchased a new home.
In a joint interview for Rolling Stone's July cover story, Cardi B opened up about how she plans to approach parenthood. "You have a choice. I could maintain you. I could spoil you if you go to college. Or if you want to be independent, go ahead. When you a teenager and you 18, 19, you can’t get no job that pays you more than $200 a week," the former stripper said of how she envisions future conversations with her daughter. "You want to become a stripper? 'Cause I became a stripper 'cause I ain’t have no choice. You gonna be getting your ass smacked by n—as that have less money than you, less of an education than you, but they going to feel like they better than you because they feel like you need them. You want to live like that? That’s how I’m going to talk to my kid."
Thursday, July 12 Updated with Cardi B's Wednesday tweet.