Cardi B and Offset Heat Up The Jingle Ball Stage

Andie Manahan

December 3, 2018

Photo: Getty Images


Cardi B and Offset are filling the holiday season with L-O-V-E.

At the KIISFM’s iHeartRadio annual Jingle Ball concert last Friday (November 30), Cardi B brought the house down with her high energy set of her greatest hits to close out the show – and guess who made a surprise appearance during her set? None other than her hubby Offset!

In the midst of her performance, the Invasion of Privacy rapper told the audience:

“I’m already running out of breath. I’ve got asthma. I’m gonna need somebody to help me out,”

To the crowd’s delight, she brought Offset out on stage, introducing him, “This is my husband. Heyyyy husband.” Rap’s it couple then performed “Ric Flair Drip” together.


When they finished the song, Cardi B was totally gushing about her man, saying, “Thank you husband. He’s so fine,” adding, “That’s my baby daddy yo.”

The loved-up pair packed on the PDA onstage, sharing a kiss right on the lips right in front of the crowd!

And before the clock struck midnight, Cardi B closed out her set with a performance of “Bodak Yellow” – with a little help from the audience.

“Man, you all are going to have to help me sing this song before I leave because I’m tired,” she joked.


The annual event, presented by Capital One, at The Forum saw some of music’s biggest stars put on stellar performances onstage throughout the evening – and awesome surprise guests!

Bebe Rexha kicked off the evening in a stunning bedazzled gown, performing a four-song set, ending it on a high note with her smash hit “Meant To Be.”

Her performance was followed by Bazzi, who performed “Beautiful” and had the crowd singing along to “Mine.”

K-Pop group Monsta X made history as the first ever Korean act to perform at the Jingle Ball. And they came prepared to tear up the stage with a three-song set, exclaiming, “We’re from Korea… so tonight we’re gonna make this K-poppin’!”

Shawn Mendes called himself “the luckiest guy on planet Earth” because of the support of his fans. Performing some of his biggest hits like “In My Blood,” “Stitches,” “Lost in Japan” and “Treat You Better,” he gave the audience a real treat when he brought out Khalid for a moving performance of their hit collaboration, “Youth.”

But a night of festivities isn’t complete without getting the crowd up and dancing, and Calvin Harris laid down the beats for an epic dance break with hits like “Feel So Close” and “We Found Love,” as well as recent hits like “One Kiss” and “Promises.”

Dua Lipa sassed up the night with performances of “IDGAF” and “New Rules,” and dropped some exciting news: “See you with new music in 2019.”

G-Eazy hyped the crowd with his rendition of “Me, Myself and I” and brought out Anthony Russo and Marc E. Bassy for some surprise cameos, too!

Camilla Cabello brought on holiday cheer and a little bit of romance (because who say’s you can’t have both?), in a shiny, ornament-inspired jumpsuit, she launched her set with “Never Be the Same,” and her tear-inducing cover of “Can’t Help Falling In Love” right into “Consequences.” She closed out the set with her hit dance track “Havana.”

From a surprise appearance to dropping a surprise of his own. Khalid got the audience vibing with  “Location” and “Better,” and shared the stage with his own surprise guest – Normani – for a sultry performance of “Love Lies.”


And as the night came to a close, Cardi B got the crowd fired up with the set we talked about earlier – with a little help from her hubby. She thanked the audience for their support and wished them a “Merry Christmas” before leaving the stage.


What a way to kick off the holiday season!