After Offset called Cardi B his “wife” last night at the 2018 BET Awards, rumours started swirling the two were already married. And it turns out that’s the case: Cardi B took to Twitter on Monday (June 25) to confirm she and Offset have already tied the knot.
That’s not the only surprise, though. It turns out Cardi B and the Migos rapper secretly married in September—one month before they publicly got engaged. If you recall, Offset dropped down to one knee onstage in October during a Philadelphia concert and popped the question to Cardi B. Granted, you can’t audibly hear him say, “Will you marry me?” to Cardi, but the implication was clear: This was a proposal, or so we thought. Now it appears all of that was for show.
Offset thanks his wife Cardi B last night at the BET Awards pic.twitter.com/i0iBLfzuYV
— Cardi B & Beyoncé News (@beyoncecardib) June 25, 2018
Cardi B clarifies this in the note she wrote to fans today. Her statement suggests that she and Offset spontaneously decided to marry, so it’s possible he didn’t have time to buy a ring. October’s stunt might’ve just been a retroactive proposal.
“There are so many moments that I share with the world and then there are moments that I want to keep for myself! Getting married was one of those moments,” Cardi B wrote on Twitter via her Notes app. “Our relationship was so new breaking up and making up and we had a lot of growing up to do, but we was so in love, we didn’t want to lose each other.”
She went on to say that, “One morning in September, we woke up and decided to get married. We found someone to marry us, and she did. Just the two of us and my cousin. I said, ‘I do,’ with no dress, no makeup, and no ring! I appreciate and love my husband so much for still wanting for me [to] have that special moment that every girl dreams of when he got down on his knee and put a ring on my finger and he did that for me!!”
Cardi B confirmed in April that she and Offset are expecting their first child; ever since, some people have been shaming the rapper for having a child before marriage. This statement should hopefully put an end to that, though it shouldn’t have even been an issue in the first place. Cardi B thinks it will: “Well now since you lil nosey fucks know at least ya can stop saying I had a baby out of wedlock,” she wrote.
Read Cardi B’s full statement for yourself, below: