Throughout their time together, the pair have had no issue letting their relationship live through the media and public eye for all to see. Between the romantic Instagram posts or shouting out her man with raunchy lyrics on tracks, Cardi hasn’t been shy when it comes to her boo, who even got her name tatted on his neck. But even when things aren’t peachy, Cardi is willing to publicly speak the truth about her status with Offset — ie, telling the world that it’s all over.
Check out our timeline that contains everything the 25-year-old has stated publicly about Offset below.
April 2017: Cardi B Admits to Dating Offset
Cardi B joined Tim Westwood for an interview in April, and when the subject of Offset came up, Cardi took a long pause and seemed to be uncomfortable with the subject matter. Westwood asked, “Are you dating Offset?” Belcalis began to look around the studio for help before muttering, “Yes. I mean, I see the boy. We’re real gangsters.”
September 2017: Cardi B Details How She Met Offset
Cardi joined 99Jamz in Miami for a live audience interview, and a fan asked, “How did your relationship with [Offset] start?” To which she replied, “That’s my man, girl. We met and he asked me about my story and what I want. I want to be taken seriously by these artists. I used to tell him I felt like I was never going to make it.” He would tell me, “You’re going to get there.” Cardi later confirmed the relationship began around Super Bowl 2017.
October 2017: Offset and Cardi B Break Up and Get Back Together, Team Up For “MotorSport” Days Later
The couple went on a short hiatus then went public after Cardi posted an Instagram captioned “Peace N—a” and an Instagram story photo of herself that read, “Single.” After “coming to [her] senses” the couple was back together the next day (Oct. 23). Days later, they reunited on “MotorSport” along with the rest of the Migos and Nicki Minaj. On the track, Cardi shouts out her boo while rapping, “I get up, set off/ I turn Offset on/ I told him the other day/ Man, we should sell that porn.” The song’s futuristic music video dropped Dec. 7.
December 2017: Cardi B Goes On The Tonight Show Detailing the Moment Offset Proposed
Cardi appeared on The Tonight Show (Dec. 20) ahead of releasing “Bartier Cardi.” Host Jimmy Fallon asked, “Did you have any idea [Offset] was going to [propose]?” The 25-year-old swiftly replied, “No, he always used to tell me, ‘I’m going to marry you.’ It’s the right thing to do. I knew he was going to give me a very expensive gift, because he wasn’t there for my birthday, but he just went out of his way.”
December 2017: Cardi Repeatedly Name-Drops Offset On “Bartier Cardi”
Cardi launched her latest single back in December, while enlisting 21 Savage on the brash “Bartier Cardi.” The Bronx native did catch criticism for her frequent use of her boyfriend’s name in raps. Bardi took to social media to address the backlash, writing, “If I wanna put my man name on all my songs [so f—ing] what!! I [love] the Nikka. I’m his biggest fan. Like the n—a put a half milli ring on my finger and that good Vitamin D I’m going to mention his name even in my prayers bitch! Shit when I’m about to die last word out of my mouth is OFFSET.”
ATTENTION PLEASE READ !It might answer your question ……. BARTIER CARDI !!! pic.twitter.com/YOTrQPDkdB
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) December 23, 2017
December 2017: Cardi B Addresses Offset Cheating Rumors During Concert
While performing at the Holiday Hip-Hop Festival in Missouri, the 25-year-old took some time during her set to address reports that Offset cheated on her after videos of the “Ric Flair Drip” artist in a hotel room allegedly with another woman back in September leaked from his hacked iCloud. Before getting into her newest single, the “No Limit” artist said, “I let a n—a know, though. You do that shit again — you’re gon’ lose your wife.”
January 2018: Cardi B Claps Back at Hater While Admitting Offset Cheated On Her
The chart-topping rapper took to Instagram to speak directly with her fans. A user under the alias of BrownVyxen commented, “Poor Cardi. She’s just like y’all.” Cardi B must’ve gotten a glimpse of the comment, as she had time to reply, “Well if people are talking about it and keep asking me how I feel about the situation why not let them know? Right or wrong? No it’s not right for a n—a to cheat…But what you want me to do? Go f— me another n—a? Start all over again and get cheated on again? This shit happens to everyone. People handle they relationship different soo.”
#cardib finally admitted what we all knew was true – that her boyfriend #Offset CHEATS on her . . . and she’s accepting it . . Yesterday one of Cardi’s fans asked her WHY she puts up with her MIGOS fiance Offset’s cheating. Cardi is VERY open with her fans, and so she answered HONESTLY. . . There have been several women that Offset is allegedly involved with. And Cardi and Offset aren’t just dating – the couple got engaged last October. It’s actually KIND OF SAD that Cardi ACCEPTS This from him . . . . .#cardib #offset #tobgh #news #blog #celebrity #cheating
January 2018: Cardi B Defends Offset Over Homophobic Lyric Controversy
Offset caught public backlash due to a lyric used on YFN Lucci‘s “Boss Life.” The Migos member raps on the track, “I cannot vibe with queers.” The 26-year-old later apologized for usage the word but pointed out the alternate definition of queer to mean strange or odd. Cardi took to Periscope to defend her man’s comments (Jan. 20). “I’m not going to let somebody call him ‘homophobic’ when I know that he’s not,” she said on the broadcast. “And I’m saying this because I seen him around these…around gays, and he treats them with the same respect he treats everybody. He never acts uncomfortable and he just don’t care.”
February 2018: Cardi B Gets Candid About Offset’s Cheating Allegations
With just about everyone having something to say regarding Offset’s alleged cheating on Cardi, she remained firm in her stance that she would forgive her hubby. The Bronx native honestly spoke on the matter publicly for the first time during her cover story with Cosmopolitan. “It’s like everybody is coming down my neck like, ‘Why are you not leaving him? You have low self-esteem. I don’t have low self-esteem. I know I look good. I know I’m rich, I know I’m talented. I know I could get any man I want — any basketball player, football player. But I want to work out my shit with my man and I don’t got to explain why,” she explained. “It’s not right, what he fucking did, but people don’t know what I did, ’cause I ain’t no angel.”
April 2018: Cardi Admits That Her Kids Will Be Raised in Atlanta
In an interview with GQ just prior to unveiling her baby bump on Saturday Night Live, the “Bodak Yellow” rapper expanded on the thought that she would want to raise her family with Offset in Atlanta. “[Offset] decided, though, that we’re going to build a house in Atlanta, and that’s the house that we’re gonna raise our kids in. But my job is in New York, always, so I can barely spend time in Atlanta,” she explained.
During the same interview, she also talked about Offset’s business acumen, which helps makes sure Cardi’s business practices are also in line. “I don’t really know the music business too well. So I always feel like people taking advantage of me, he’s always making sure that I’m well taken care of or that I learn something,” said Cardi.
April 2018: Cardi Denies “Be Careful” Is About Offset
Once Bardi dropped “Be Careful” at the end of March, many believed that the scathing lyrics served as a warning shot at Offset, who had cheating rumors swirling all around him. The 26-year-old denied that the track was actually about Set to Ebro over at Beats 1, saying that she heard the reference track for the song long before she was in deeply in love with the Migos rapper. “No, I wasn’t talkin’ about Offset, I was just talkin’ about things I relate to and that have happened to me,” Cardi responded to Ebro. “First of all, I heard the record before I even was in love with Offset like that.”
April 2018: Offset Names Their Baby Kulture
During her press tour in support of Invasion of Privacy, Cardi stopped by The Ellen Degeneres Show in April when Offset and her baby came up as a topic of conversation. “My dude named the baby. I really like the name,” she shared of Offset’s involvement in naming Kulture. “I’ma let him say the name.”
May 2018: Cardi B Walks the Met Gala Red Carpet Alone
Offset opted to walk the red carpet for the lavish Met Gala alongside his Migos brothers as a guest of Donatella Versace in their matching Versace attire, rather than be by the pregnant Cardi’s side. They did happen to attend the Gala’s after party with one another. “It’s like, if y’all got so much people going with y’all, y’all could have just let him walk with me and take the two boys,” Cardi told The New York Times. “That’s why my baby ain’t never gonna stand out.”
June 2018: Offset and Cardi B Are Married
Moving into the summer, Cardi B dropped the bombshell of news that she and Set actually got married on a random day in September 2017 with hopes to move past the turbulence and legitimize their relationship for good. There was no ring or dress involved — just Cardi, Offset, and her cousin.
“There are so many moments that I share with the world and there are moments that I want to keep for myself! Getting married was one of those moments,” she wrote. “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, was one morning in September we woke up and decided to get married. We founds someone to marry us. And she did, just the two of us and my cousin. I said I do, with no dress no make up and no ring!”
This why i name my album “Invasion of privacy” cause people will do the most to be nosey about your life .Welp fuck it . pic.twitter.com/U3uHFOT3qK
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) June 25, 2018
August 2018: Cardi B Opens the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards
One month after baby Kulture arrived, Cardi was set to open the 2018 MTV VMAs. As part of her monologue, she was holding what looked to be her bundle of joy wrapped up in a blanket, which actually ended up just being a moonman statue that would be later handed out. Offset didn’t seem to be too thrilled with Cardi’s joking antics. “Why Set said, ‘I was so mad when I saw you on stage with that blanket. I thought you want going to show Kulture,'” she tweeted with a series of laughing emojis.
October 2018: Cardi B Addresses Cheating Rumors Again
When asked about the scandal in her profile with W Magazine, the 26-year-old admitted that sometimes she starts to believe some of the things she reads online. “Every single day there’s rumors about me and my dude,” she candidly stated. “And it almost drives me crazy, because I start to believe them.”
November 2018: Cardi B Comments On Offset as a Father
Entertainment Tonight caught up with Cardi at the launch event for her very own Fashion Nova x Cardi clothing line. The Atlantic Records signee was very complimentary of Offset’s advanced parental instincts. “He’s changing diapers, but I’ve been seeing Offset being a dad. He already has three kids, so I already fell in love with the way that he was a dad already. I’m like, ‘Oh my god, I can have a little one with this guy.’ He’s really good,” she said. “I want two more. It could always be a hit or a miss, but I don’t want nothing right now.”
December 2018: Cardi B Says She and Offset Are No Longer Together
Just over a year since their private marriage (Dec. 5), Cardi B took to Instagram with a shocking video informing fans that she had broken up with Offset. “We got a lot of love for each other but things just haven’t been working out between us for a long time,” Cardi revealed. “I don’t know, it might take time to get a divorce.” Offset chimed in on the post with a simple message. “Y’all won,” he commented.
Later in the month, Cardi B headlined Los Angeles’ Rolling Loud festival, and Offset — with a parade-worthy floral arrangement — shocked her when he crashed her stage in the middle of her set. The grand gesture wasn’t received the way he hoped, and Cardi B made a point to discourage her followers from bashing her “baby father” online in the hours after the event, and even praised his relationship with baby Kulture.
“Violating my baby father is not going to make me feel any better, because at the end of the day, that’s still family,” she said. “God could bring me the most perfect and glamorous and fabulous man. That perfect, glamorous, fabulous, perfect man is not going to love my child the same way her father loves my child. So I don’t like that bulls–t. I know how painful it is when you have millions of people bashing you every single day. I don’t like that. And it doesn’t make me feel any better. Period.”