Cardi B Files for Divorce, Wants Custody of Kulture

Cardi B and Offset have called it quits after just three years of marriage.

What We Know:

  • Cardi B, 27, has formally filed for divorce from Offset ,28, on Tuesday (Sept. 15th) at the Fulton County Magistrate after being married for three years.
  • The “WAP” rapper claims in the paperwork that her marriage was “irretrievably broken” and “there are no prospects for reconciliation”.
  • Cardi and Offset’s divorce is due to previous accusations of Offset’s infidelity. In January 2018, Cardi B, whose real name is Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar, apparently confirmed that Offset, real name Kiari Kendrell Cephus, was at the center of a sex tape cheating scandal after rumors of a video and alleged entanglement with another woman surfaced in December 2017, just three months after the couple got married.

“No, it’s not right for a [n—] to cheat…But what you want me to do?” Cardi wrote in a tweet at the time. “Go f— me another n—? Start all over again and get cheated on again? This s— happens to everyone, and I be too, you too…People handle they relationship different soo.”

  • The couple stayed together, and Cardi revealed in 2018, she and Offset were pregnant. In August of that year, Cardi was involved in an incident with a couple of bartenders at Angel’s Strip Club in Queens, New York. Bartenders at the club stated Cardi arranged an attack on them due to her believing Offset had an affair with one of them. She was accused by a grand jury on multiple charges, which includes two counts of reckless endangerment and one count of assault, although Cardi claimed to be not guilty. However, a final verdict has not been reached yet in this case.
  • In December of 2018, Cardi B and Offset had separated again, but this time Offset pleaded for Cardi to comeback in a very long tweet. A month later, January 2019, Cardi and Offset were back together.
  • In, Cardi B’s Vogue January 2020 cover story, she explained why she stayed with Offset, despite all the cheating and allegations:

“When me and my husband got into our issues—you know, he cheated and everything—and I decided to stay with him and work together with him, a lot of people were so mad at me; a lot of women felt disappointed in me,” she explained. “But it’s real-life sh–. If you love somebody and you stop being with them, and you’re depressed and social media is telling you not to talk to that person because he cheated, you’re not really happy on the inside until you have the conversation. Then, if you get back with them, it’s like, how could you? You let all of us down. People that be in marriages for years, when they say till death do us part, they not talking about little arguments like if you leave the fridge open. That’s including everything.”

  • Although it was rumored that part of the reason Cardi filed for divorce from Offset was that he is supposedly expecting a child with another woman, sources say those rumors about another woman pregnant are not real.

Cardi also requests the court grant her primary legal and physical custody of their 2-year-old child, Kulture Kiari Cephus. Their hearing is scheduled for Nov. 4th at 10 a.m.