AceShowbiz - Cardi B was pulling a Beyonce Knowles on "Saturday Night Live". The 25-year-old raptress confirmed her long-rumored pregnancy while taking the stage of the NBC sketch show as a musical guest on Saturday, April 7.
The "Bartier Cardi" hitmaker, who just released her debut studio album "Invasion of Privacy" on April 6, unveiled her baby bump midway through performing her song "Be Careful". The camera panned out, showing her midsection, which was responded with cheer from the audience.
The baby will be Cardi and her fiance Offset's first child. The rumors first sparked after Super Bowl weekend, during which her camp reportedly told staffers at a nightclub where she performed that she didn't want to be in a "party atmosphere" and only drank Fiji water.
The Broonx femcee fueled the speculations as she rocked unusually concealing outfits in various occasions. In March, it was reported that she's due to give birth in July.
Despite the persistent reports, Cardi and Offset kept denying it. She said on Instagram in February, "No b***h I'm just getting fat." She also said during an interview with Ebro at Beats 1 on Apple Music earlier this month, "I have been so open to people about myself. People cannot expect me to be open about everything. Certain things to me, it has to be private. You cannot invade my privacy."
Following the pregnancy reveal, Cardi took to Instagram to thank everyone for their support. "The love I'm receiving is overwhelming! I can't thank you enough for always finding the time to share your support!! Thank you a million times @badgalriri," she wrote, giving a shout out to Rihanna.
She also shared a screenshot of 50 Cent's comment on her post. The rapper wrote, "This is some fly s**t, from the bottom to the top. (Only HipHop)congratulations Cardi B & Offset." Cardi replied, "You see @50cent is a nice person. He just be on his bully sometimes!! Thank you."
Cardi, however, seemed to feel that her privacy has been invaded following the baby announcement. "This is why i did not wanted to say nothing. People be so thirsty to scrutinize and try to destroy something that it suppose be a blessing," she wrote in a now-deleted post, explaining why she had kept her pregnancy a secret until recently.