Cardi B took to Instagram on Wednesday (Dec. 5) to announce her cut up from husband Offset in a video confession.
“We’ve acquired loads of love for one another however issues simply haven’t been figuring out for us for a very long time," Cardi mentioned. "It’s no person’s fault, I simply guess we grew out of affection. But we’re not collectively anymore."
The duo's relationship started in early 2017, and has since introduced dishonest scandals, a secret marriage, child Kulture Kiari Cephus and a few sizzling collaborative tracks.
Following Cardi B's announcement, Billboard has compiled an entire timeline of Cardi B and Offset's relationship, from their early collaboration days to their cut up this month.
Dec. 2016: Cardi B Teases "Lick" Collaboration With Offset
While it's potential that the 2 by no means met throughout recording, the pair had been linked almost a month previous to the Gangsta Bitch Music Vol. 2 launch. In a since-deleted Instagram put up by Cardi B, she danced and made it rain within the membership whereas teasing the collaborative monitor.
Feb. 2017: Super Bowl Date
According to a Migos interview with Rolling Stone, Offset admitted that after watching Cardi rise as an artist, he had a publicist arrange a dinner in New York with a bunch of girls, together with the Bronx rapper in early 2017. “I used to be like, ‘Damn, I'm on her!’ ” he mentioned. “I'm like, ‘Shit, I like Cardi B!’ ”
However, it wasn't till the Super Bowl that the couple had been first seen holding fingers in public. Cardi B was additionally noticed in a dwell video streamed by Offset, which was later reposted by fan accounts.
Fans of each Migos and Cardi B tweeted hilarious captions to paparazzi photographs of the couple, noting that they had been about to grow to be severe #RelationshipTargets.
Feb. 14: Cardi Posts a Telling Video On Her Instagram
On Valentine's Day, Cardi B posted an Instagram video of her and her "babe" Offset. Judging by the pair's outfits and the stadium seats within the background, it's a video from their sizzling date to the Super Bowl earlier that month.
March 2017: Cardi Denies Relationship Rumors
“I’m not saying I’m relationship an Atlanta man," Cardi mentioned throughout a Fader interview after being requested in regards to the potential relationship. She refused to supply any additional touch upon the speculations.
April 2017: Offset Also Denies Relationship Rumors
Soon after, throughout a Migos interview with Tim Westwood, Offset solely supplied a playful smirk with regards to Cardi B, whereas the remainder of the group laughed. "Shout out Cardi B," mentioned Migos member Quavo. Earlier that month, Westwood obtained the identical silent therapy when he requested Offset about his relationship to the Bronx rapper.
May 2017: Cardi B and Offset Attend the Met Gala After Party
Cardi B and Offset had been seen on the Met Gala after occasion collectively at 1 Oak nightclub. According to reviews, the couple appeared extra smitten than ever. Cardi B wearing a stunning blush pink sheer costume, whereas Offset rocked a velvet turtleneck with chains.
June 2017: Cardi B Still Doesn't Confirm Her Relationship With Offset
“It’s been a blessing, me assembly him and assembly his pals," Cardi B advised Fader about her friendship with Migos. "I see how exhausting they work. And that motivated me to work even tougher.” While she didn't verify any romantic ties to the Atlanta rapper, she said "loads of optimistic issues got here out of that [meeting]." Later that month, the 2 attended the BET awards individually.
July 2017: Offset Buys Cardi a $60,000 Chain
While backstage at a Meek Mill live performance, Cardi B and Offset appeared happier than ever as she flashed her customized chain gifted to her by Offset.
Celebrity jeweler Elliot Anne posted the chain to his Instagram account with the caption: "Bloody Moves." The chain included a Cardi B-esque hand with crimson nails, rings and a crimson bandana.
Aug. 2017: Cardi Shuts Down Engagement Rumors
In a since-deleted Instagram put up, Offset posted a video rocking an enormous ring on his pinky finger. However, Cardi B denied engagement rumors on the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards. “It shouldn't be true," she mentioned to Us Weekly and different reporters.
Oct. 11, 2017: Offset Wishes Cardi a Happy Birthday With Loving Instagram Post
Migos had been on tour selling their second album Culture in New Zealand on Cardi B's birthday, however that didn't cease Offset from posting lovable movies and photographs of the 2 in honor of the large day. Offset shared an intimate video together with his girlfriend, and a candid picture with the caption: "H A P P Y B D A Y U ARE AMAZING TO ME YOU GOT IT OUT DA MUDD NO HELP NOBODY WAS BELIEVING AT FIRST BUT THAT MADE YOU GO HARDER U NOT WEAK U TAKE CARE YA WHOLE FAMILY AND ME ---- I L O V E Y O U."
In her true Cardi B type, she realized the detrimental implications of her beau not being on the town for her birthday. “Oh, my gosh, I’m not getting no dick on my birthday,” Cardi advised Rolling Stone in her 2017 cowl story. She wouldn't have anyway, as she famous, “Because I acquired my interval.”
Oct. 21, 2017: Cardi B Says She's Single
In since-deleted Instagram posts, Cardi B captioned a selfie "single" and a separate picture "Peace nikka," fueling rumors that she and Offset had damaged up.
Oct. 22, 2017: Cardi & Offset are Back On
It wasn't lengthy earlier than Cardi B reacted to the slew of breakup rumors by sending out a sequence of hilarious tweets. "Reasons why me and Offset acquired into it," she started on Twitter, "I assumed he stole my purple blanket nevertheless it wasn't him so I'm nonetheless on the lookout for the suspect." The "Bodak Yellow" star additionally added that "on a severe be aware," she remains to be head over heels for her man, who was "gifted to [her] from Jesus."
Later that month, she defined the scenario additional on her Instagram Story. "So pay attention babes, I exaggerated a lil bit earlier trigger I used to be actually upset and the Bronx woman in me at all times need to go to the acute. I got here to my senses now. I'm sorry ... waffle home on me?" she wrote.
Oct. 29, 2017: Offset Proposes to Cardi B
Judging by their turbulent relationship, it's protected to say nobody noticed this coming. During a sold-out efficiency for Power 99's Powerhouse in Philadelphia, Offset acquired down on one knee to pop the query to the Bronx rapper on stage. Of course, the group went wild and Cardi B mentioned sure. Later, she confirmed off the huge, $500,000 teardrop-shaped rock backstage.
Dec. 21, 2017: Cardi B Mentions Offset in "Bartier Cardi"
Cardi B wrapped up her unimaginable yr with the discharge of her single “Bartier Cardi," ensuring to reference her fiancee Offset within the lyrics: “Cardi put the p---y on Offset/Cartier, Cardi B mind on Offset.”
Dec. 24, 2017: Offset Accused Of Cheating On Cardi B
An alleged video surfaced of what gave the impression to be Offset with one other bare girl in a resort. The Migos rapper reportedly claimed that his iCloud was hacked. Days later, a mannequin named Celine Powell claimed to be pregnant with Offset’s child.
Although each Offset and Cardi denied the dishonest rumors, Cardi was noticed with out her engagement ring throughout a New Year's Eve public look.
Jan. 9, 2018: Cardi Addresses Cheating Rumors
In a since-deleted tweet, the Bronx rapper shared her opinion on the rumors surrounding her scenario with Offset. “Why is it an issue that I need to take my time with a choice on my relationship ?” she wrote. “Why do I've to elucidate myself? I don’t ask ya why you continue to with that man that lives together with his mother, that don’t pay your payments … Since once you guys had excellent relationship?”
Jan. 14, 2018: Offset Gets a Cardi B Tattoo
In a since-deleted Instagram video, Cardi caresses Offset's neck and divulges his new "Cardi B" tattoo.
Feb 2018: Cardi B Says She's Not Pregnant
In a since-deleted Instagram put up, Cardi B shared a video of her lip-synching and dancing alongside to a remix of the 2017 hit "Ahora Dice." After an web troll commented asking the Bronx rapper to share her "secret," referring to a potential baby-bump abdomen, Cardi fired again: "No b*tch I'm simply getting fats. Let me fats in peace."
March 19, 2018: Cardi B Addresses Offset Cheating Rumors
As Cosmopolitan's April cowl star, Cardi B opened up about her scenario with Offset. “It’s like everyone is coming down my neck like, ‘Why are you not leaving him? You have low shallowness.’ I don’t have low shallowness...I do know I look good," Cardi advised Cosmopolitan in an interview. "I do know I’m wealthy, I do know I’m gifted. I do know I may get any man I need -- any basketball participant, soccer participant. But I need to work out my shit with my man, and I don’t acquired to elucidate why. I’m not your property. This is my life...I’m going to take my time, and I’m going to resolve on my resolution...it’s not proper, what he fucking did -- however individuals don’t know what I did, ’trigger I ain’t no angel.” She wrapped up with a hilarious query for her haters: "Since when are all these ladies relationship pastors and deacons?”
March 29, 2018: Cardi B Issues a Warning
Cardi B launched the only "Be Careful With Me," that may later seem on her Invasion of Privacy album. While the whole tune addresses the ups and downs of their relationship, within the refrain, the rapper provides a transparent warning to -- who else may or not it's? -- Offset: "Be cautious with me/are you aware what you doin'?/Whose emotions that you just hurtin' and bruisin'?/You gon' acquire the entire world/But is it well worth the woman that you just're losin'?"
April 7, 2018: Cardi Reveals Her Baby Bump On SNL
After months of denying being pregnant rumors, Cardi introduced that she was in truth, pregnant with Offset's child. She additionally took the stage on Saturday Night Live to carry out "Be Careful With Me" in a stunning white robe, accentuating her now-huge child bump.
April 9, 2018: Cardi Addresses Cheating Rumors Again
In an interview with GQ, Cardi B as soon as once more commented on the rumors surrounding her and Offset's rocky relationship. "For a very long time we was in love with one another however we didn't actually belief in one another," she mentioned. "It was like a contest of who's gonna hit one another up first. I don't need to hit him up first; he'll hit me up first. People used to place issues in my head: 'He gonna depart you. He be f--king with mad bitches.' People used to place issues in his head: 'Cardi, she's a canine. Don't belief her.' We by no means actually trusted one another as a result of I at all times really feel like he may get any woman he needs -- what makes me assume he's gonna need me? I feel he felt the identical means. N---as need to be with me, and bitches wanna be with him."
She additionally talked about that Offset is a good enterprise associate. "I don't actually know the music enterprise too nicely," she admitted. "So I at all times really feel like individuals benefiting from me, he's at all times ensuring that I'm nicely taken care of or that I study one thing."
May 2018: Offset and Cardi Attend the Met Gala Separately
A pregnant Cardi B swept the group at this yr's met gala in a jewel-encrusted costume and matching headpiece, making her crimson carpet look with designer Jeremy Scott.
Offset, alternatively, attended the gala together with his Migos members in Versace fits. Cardi B and Offset later attended the Met Gala after occasion collectively.
June 20, 2018: Cardi B and Offset Share Rolling Stone Cover
Rolling Stone's June cowl featured pregnant Cardi with Offset kissing her stomach alongside the caption, "Cardi B & Offset: A Hip Hop Love Story."
June 25, 2018: Cardi Admits The Pair Were Already Married
Cardi B took to Twitter to inform the spontaneous story of her marriage to Offset in Sept. 2017. While there was no ring or costume concerned, the Bronx rapper ended her announcement with one other message to her haters. "Well now because you nosey lil f--ks know, at the least you may cease saying I had a child out of wedlock," she wrote.
July 10, 2018: Baby Kulture Finally Arrives
According to TMZ, as a tribute to Offset, whose actual identify is Kiari Cephus, the couple determined to call their new daughter Kulture Kiari Cephus.
Oct. 9, 2018: Cardi Addresses Cheating Rumors Again
"When I acquired married with my dude, we nonetheless had loads of doubts, as a result of our relationship shouldn't be like everyone's," she advised W in an interview. "He was at all times touring, and I used to be at all times touring. We're artists. So I used to see him, like, twice per week, and, , he's recognized for having totally different ladies, and I'm recognized for, like, not taking sh*t from guys. But we actually cherished one another, and we was scared to lose one another."
Nov. 2018: Offset Hints at Collab Album With Cardi
In an interview with The New York Times, Offset hinted that him and wifey Cardi may probably drop a joint album, Beyonce and Jay-Z type. “I've no distractions,” he advised The New York Times. “And me and her? We haven’t even dropped an album but. That’s a complete different realm.” He additionally added that marrying Cardi was “the very best factor that’s occurred” to him. “I’d seen [Cardi’s] potential, her imaginative and prescient, her grind,” he mentioned. “Whatever she does, she’s going to grasp it. She’s like me...she brings pleasure and stress to me, however I like that…I have a spouse and a toddler -- that modified my complete every thing. I used to be a younger hothead, however now I perceive the worth of life.”
Dec 2018: Cardi Announces Her Split From Offset
Cardi B shared a video to Instagram asserting her cut up from Offset after a protracted and emotional journey.
"There you go, peace and love," she captioned the Instagram video.