Cardi B’s ‘SNL’ pregnancy reveal dazzles and delights the internet
Oh you think your weekend is great? Psshh. Take your cute outfit and hangover brunch home and make room for Cardi B, who is redefining the idea of best weekend ever.
Here’s how the rapper/life coach is doing it (take notes):
Day one: Drop a destined-for-number-one debut album on Friday.
Day two: Reveal your pregnancy live on national television on Saturday.
Day three: Wake up, continue to conquer the world.
Cardi B’s debut album, Invasion of Privacy, came out on Friday and within 24 hours had already been certified gold. Not bad. Then, Cardi rolled into Saturday Night Live to knock you out with two performances AND a pregnancy reveal. Mmmm Hmmmm. Damn.
Cardi kept her midsection strategically covered for her first performance, a “Bodak Yellow”/”Bartier Cardi” medley, leaving fans to wonder if they’d ever get confirmation of her rumored pregnancy. But then she ditched the feathers, slipped into a custom Christian Siriano white gown and confirmed what the internet has speculated for weeks: baby Cardi is very real.
Two-and-a-half minutes into a flawless rendition of “Be Careful,” the SNL cameras zoomed out, the spotlight turned on, and there was Cardi B’s pregnancy taking center stage.
Backstage after the performance, Cardi raised her arms and exclaimed that she was “finally free.”
And if anyone was stupidly thinking that the baby news would hamper Cardi’s reign on the top of the world, she shut that idea down on Twitter:
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
Shortly after the pregnancy reveal, Cardi’s fiancé, Migos rapper Offset, also tweeted his excitement for the “next chapter” of the couple’s lives.
For its part, the internet seems ready and pumped to welcome the Cardi bb:
That belly reveal was so smooth…….Baby Bardi!!!!!!
— Jaleesa (@Jaleesa_Nicole) April 8, 2018
When @iamcardib said “I’m finally free” after her SnL performance (which was amazing), my heart broke, what kind of world are we in that a woman has to hide her pregnancy STILL, why are we still condemning women with children in entertainment. It’s ridiculous.
— Cynthia Erivo (@CynthiaEriVo) April 8, 2018
Cardi B looks so cute pregnant 😭
— Daisy Marquez (@daisymarquez_) April 8, 2018