It’s been rumored for a while that celebrity tax analyst Cardi B is pregnant, and she confirmed it last night with an eye-roll triggering photoshoot backed by flowers on top of a car. No, she did it during her appearance on Saturday Night Live. Cardi’s album, Invasion of Privacy, dropped this week and the marketing plan was in full effect. The album dropping, that title, her pregnancy and her two performances on SNL accompanying the belly reveal came together with military-like precision. It would be cynical to suggest that someone got themselves knocked up just to increase their album sales. That would be more than military precision. That would be future therapy bills for Lil’ Cardi or Lil’ Offset. (Offset from the rap truo Migos is her fiance and the father of her impending tax credit.)
Ms. B has refrained from discussing her reproductive efforts until now. As customary, she performed two songs at Studio 8H. “Bodak Yellow” found her hiding her belly with an exploding yin yang symbol.
During her second performance of “Be Careful“, she eventually revealed her bump after a spotlight hit it:
She’s reportedly seven months along, and this would be her first kid.
And here’s a cute Instagram post depicting Cardi backstage at SNL after her performance, celebrating the fact that she no longer has to wear gigantic bows and caftans to hide her nascent human. It’s nice to see her so happy in this case because that tax diatribe made her seem really cranky. Then again, anyone with a baby in them has every right to be cranky. Hell, “homocidal” is probably ok.