Cardi B. is probably floating on air today. In addition to having a successful career and a certified platinum album, she now has a special gift money could never buy. According to EURWeb, Cardi B. and Offset welcomed their daughter today. The Invasion of Privacy rapper took to Instagram to announce the birth of her daughter.
The Instagram Announcement:
Cardi shared a maternity photo of herself and captioned it with the name of their daughter. She revealed their daughter’s name writing, “Kulture Kiari Cephus 07/10/18 @offsetyrn” So, it looks like the couple opted to name their daughter after Offset, whose real name is Kiari Cephus. Needless to say, tons of fans have congratulated Cardi and Offset on their little gift. As the post continues to circulate on social media, the comments are continuing to pour in. Yesterday, fans speculated the time was near because Cardi posted a baby fever photo simply saying how she couldn’t wait for her baby to be born.
Cardi has yet to share a photo of the newborn, but it’s probably safe to say she’ll likely be sharing one in the near future.
The latest news follows a string of personal issues Cardi B. has been plagued with. Throughout the last trimester of her pregnancy, she made headlines for speculated problems with Offset and legal drama with her ex-manager. According to The Jasmine Brand, Cardi’s former manager, Klenord “Shaft” Raphael, is suing her for a whopping $10 million. It has been reported that Raphael claims Cardi shut him out of her career after things took off. Now, he’s hoping to recoup his investments into her career and then some. Reps for Raphael are now outing the famed rapper and detailing the arguments he’s posing in his lawsuit.
“The facts are simple – Cardi B’s music, image, and rise to superstardom were all developed and executed by Shaft and his team of writers and producers. The outright lies and distortions in her claims make you shake your head.” The rep continued, “[This is part of a campaign by] Cardi B and her team to defame and injure Shaft, the one person who saw promise in her, invested time and resources in her and succeeded in making her rich and famous.”
Flippin’ The Script:
Despite Raphael’s claims of helping Cardi B., she’s singing a different tune. The “I Like It” rapper has actually filed a countersuit for $15 million claiming Raphael used her lack of knowledge about the music industry to his advantage. In fact, Raphael has even been accused of controlling Cardi B. and attempting to monitor who she dates. However, he’s tellin’ a different story. He insists he tried to protect Cardi from Offset because he thought he wasn’t good for her. The rep also explained how Raphael invested in Cardi by opening her bank account and getting her a place to stay. In addition to enhancing her quality of life, Raphael also claims he helped her to enhance her appearance. Although she claims she was exploited, Raphael’s team insists his actions were in her best interest.
“Shaft taught Cardi B the ropes, even to the point of opening her first bank account, buying her new teeth, getting her an apartment and enabling her to transform [and] normalize her day-to-day life. These are not actions of someone looking to exploit or take advantage of a young artist.”
This legal battle will probably continue for quite some time but today Cardi B. is on cloud nine. Congrats to Cardi B. and Offset.