Cardi B has confirmed that she and Offset, her husband of over three years, have broken up. The “WAP” rapper announced the news in a tweet on December 11th, stating plainly “I’m single”. This revelation comes after weeks of rumors that their relationship was in trouble.
A Sudden Announcement After Social Media Silence
Speculation of issues between Cardi and Offset began in early December when fans noticed that Cardi B had unfollowed the Migos rapper on Instagram. Cardi later explained that “you cannot hurt my feelings trying to throw the divorce papers that was filed for a hot second in my face no more. I decided to put my pride aside and open the door for that man again.”
However, after remaining silent on social media for several days, Cardi took to Twitter on the 11th with a simple “I’m single” post. The news took fans by surprise, considering Cardi’s previous willingness to work through relationship troubles with Offset.
In a follow-up voice message posted to Instagram, Cardi expanded on her thought process behind the sudden announcement:
“I just be starting to miss [Offset]… And it’s just like, I don’t know. I’m just indecisive. One day, I be wanting to be a family, and then the next day I be feeling like just ’cause I’m not happy at the moment right there, [in] two weeks I might be happy, you know what I’m saying? It’s just like, I hate that my head spaces make me feels like that cause I feel…like nothing could make me feel in love again.”
So while a breakup appears imminent, Cardi seems conflicted on making a final decision.
A Rocky Relationship History
While Cardi B and Offset kept much of the early days of their relationship private, they secretly married in September 2017 before going public the following year. Just a few months later, the couple faced their first challenge when Offset was hit with cheating allegations.
They powered through at the time, but announced their split in December 2018. However, Cardi continued wearing her wedding ring, and they reconciled the next month. Shortly after, she would announce her pregnancy with their daughter, Kulture.
Over the years, Offset continued to face cheating rumors, which Cardi always denied publicly. They seemed set on keeping their family together, celebrating their three-year wedding anniversary in 2021.
But now, after six years together, Cardi seems less certain on the fate of her marriage.
What Led to This Split?
While Cardi has not given explicit reasons, rumors immediately circulated linking the breakup to yet another round of cheating allegations. Cardi was recently photographed with rising rapper Chrisean Rock, leading to speculation of a relationship between them.
However, Cardi shut down those rumors fast, taking to social media to declare:
“I am SINGLE and people try to spray my name for likes and conversation when I have a whole husband. I don’t play them games I hate it!”
She further clarified that she was only talking to Chrisean about music when they connected at a nightclub. So cheating does not appear to be behind this latest split.
Some sources instead point to Cardi feeling she had generally outgrown the relationship. Back in September, she suggested to fans that “You cannot hurt my feelings trying to throw the divorce papers that was filed for a hot second in my face no more. I decided to put my pride aside and open the door for that man again.”
Her word choice of “[opening] the door for that man again” hints at Cardi being over Offset’s past behavior. Ultimately, she seems focused on her own independence and happiness. As she stated in her announcement voice message, “I want to see myself smile…I want to see me having fun.”
What Happens Next?
While Cardi B confirmed her newly single status, she did not use the word “divorce” in her announcement. So while reconciliation still seems doubtful, the door does not appear completely shut either.
Cardi and Offset do share 4-year-old daughter Kulture together. They will need to co-parent going forward, and a friendly relationship would undoubtedly help make that transition smoother. During previous breakups, the two kept things amiable and even spent holidays together like Halloween with their daughter.
The two rappers also share musical ties, as Offset’s group Migos was featured on Cardi’s mega-hit “Motorsport” in 2017. But whether they will continue to collaborate going forward remains uncertain.
For now, Offset has remained quiet on social media about the split. Cardi seems focused on finding herself, even debuting a bold, nearly shaved pixie haircut over the weekend.
While fans undoubtedly have more questions, only time will tell whether Cardi and Offset start to work towards rebuilding their romantic relationship or move forward separately. But after six years together filled with highs and lows, both deserve support and privacy during this transitional time.
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