Cardi B and Offset announce birth of baby girl

The Bronx rapper has announced the arrival of her first child with Offset of Atlanta hip-hop trio Migos

Cardi B and Offset have announced the arrival of their daughter. Kulture Kiari Cephus was born on 10 July according to a post on the Bronx rapper’s Instagram. She is Cardi B’s first child and the Migos rapper’s fourth. The couple have not commented on the name, though Migos have released albums titled Culture and Culture II.

Following months of speculation, Cardi B, 25, revealed her pregnancy in a televised performance on Saturday Night Live in April. As she performed the song Be Careful, the camera panned out to reveal her stomach. After the show she told fans: “I’m free!”

Kulture Kiari Cephus 07/10/18🎀🌸 @offsetyrn

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TMZ recently revealed that the couple secretly married in Georgia in September 2017, despite Offset publicly proposing to Cardi B on stage in Philadelphia a month later. “This why I name my album Invasion of Privacy,” Cardi B tweeted in response to the publication of their marriage certificate. “Privacy cause people will do the most to be nosey about your life.”

She clarified that the pair woke up one morning and “decided to get married”. She wore no dress or ring and the ad hoc ceremony was witnessed by her cousin. “Well now since you lil nosey fucks know at least ya can stop saying i had a baby out of wedlock,” she wrote in a statement posted to Twitter.

Cardi recently became the first female rapper to have two No 1 singles on the US Billboard Hot 100. I Like It featuring the reggaeton artists Bad Bunny and J Balvin topped the charts almost a year after her song Bodak Yellow. Her debut album Invasion of Privacy, released in April, also topped the US Billboard 200 and has been certified Platinum (more than a million units sold) in the US.

Cardi recently filed a countersuit against her former manager Klenord “Shaft” Raphael, who was suing her for $10m (£7.5m) claiming that he had been “frozen” out of her career. She claims that he put barriers between her and people close to her “in an effort to maintain complete control over her” and dictated “who she should and should not see romantically”. The countersuit calls him “deceitful and disloyal” and “self-serving and controlling”.

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