Cardi B is letting everyone know who her heart belongs to.
The 26-year-old rapper just shared the first photo of her baby girl on Instagram. It was captioned “My heart” complete with a red heart emoji.
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Cardi and Offset welcomed their daughter in July of this year. And, in the months that followed, Cardi has only teased fans with peeks of their daughter, not to mention the hilarious fake-out at the MTV VMAs where she kept a Moon Person in a baby blanket. She even reportedly turned a seven-figure deal to share the first photos of her baby girl.
“I’m scared of sharing her to the world. There are too many mean people out there,” she previously told Entertainment Tonight at the launch of her Fashion Nova X Cardi B collection.
“Sometimes I do want to show people how beautiful and how precious she is. She’s so precious,” she said. “There’s a lot of people that have crazy minds, you know. I want to protect her! She’s my little buggy.”
But it looks like recent developments have changed the new mother’s mind. The photo comes just one day after the “I Like It” rapper announced her split from hubby and baby daddy Offset.
On Tuesday night (December 4), Cardi dropped the shocking news in a video post on IG, letting fans know that she and Offset “are not together anymore,” saying “I guess we just grew out of love” but that she’ll always “have a lot of love” for the Migos star as the father of her child.
However, hours before making her announcement on social media, Cardi appeared to have already ditched her wedding ring. On Tuesday (December 4), the “Bodak Yellow” rapper was photographed in a sparkly ensemble on the set of a new music video in Miami, Florida – sans a certain sparkly adornment on her fingers.
And as to why they “grew out of love,” speculations of another woman coming between the couple is setting the internet on fire – something that might have something to do with the leaked video and text messages allegedly between Offset and a woman named Summer shared by IG account The Shade Room Teens.
According to the texts, Offset was allegedly trying to set up a little something with his rumored mistress and another woman. And this all supposedly happened just weeks before Cardi was due to give birth to their daughter.
Summer took to Instagram to post a note, writing:
“Goodmorning, a quick letter to the fans, followers and social media outlets,” she said. “During the last 48 hours, I haven’t enjoyed the social media frenzy. Not only is it draining but humbling. I will always be woman enough to admit when I’m wrong, and in this situation I was. Seeing another woman’s pain does not bring me joy, nor do I think it’s funny. I’ve always been for women supporting each other but in this situation not only myself but others have failed. I separated myself from certain situations and people for a reason. This is not a letter for sympathy but acknowledgement to everyone whom has questions. Going into 2019 focused and dedicated to becoming a better me. Thank y’all – Summer.”
TMZ also reports that Summer has reached out to them, and was reportedly in tears as she tells the media outlet “how guilty she feels after word got out her hooking up with Cardi’s husband might have been a catalyst in the couple’s split.” She continues that “she hasn’t messed with Offset since Cardi had their baby, Kulture, but still feels ashamed for playing any role in breaking up their marriage.”
So far, neither Cardi nor Offset have responded to Summer’s post.
Cardi and Offset have had their share of ups and downs in their relationship – he has a history of being accused of cheating on his wife; and she once opened up about her decision to stay with her man, telling Cosmo in an interview: “It’s not right, what he f***ing did — but people don’t know what I did, ’cause I ain’t no angel.”
They seemed to have been able to work things out before. But with all that just happened, is this really the end for rap’s IT-couple?