Fresh off the release of her debut album Invasion of Privacy, Cardi B took over “SNL” as musical guest and officially revealed her pregnancy to the world.
Following an introduction from host Chadwick Boseman, Bardi delivered a medley of “Bodak Yellow” and “Bartier Cardi” for her first performance of the evening. Rocking short wavy green hair, white cat-eye sunglasses, and a feathery black-and-white outfit to hide her pregnant belly, the Bronx bombshell launched into a Spanish version of her chart-topping smash on the iconic Studio 8H stage.
Surrounded by her four female dancers, matching in black and white, Cardi continued with her platinum-selling single “Bartier Cardi.”
“We sinnin’ tonight and we goin’ to church tomorrow. Hallelujah!” she told the crowd.
During her second performance of “Be Careful,” Cardi confirmed her not-so-secret pregnancy. Dressed in white, the camera opened with her singing into a mic before panning down to reveal her pregnant belly. This time, she was wearing a form-fitting gown that clearly showed off her baby bump instead of hiding it.
Cardi has remained mum about pregnancy rumors up until now. She and her fiancé Offset are reportedly expecting a baby in July. Following the performance, Offset offered a confirmation. “C A R D I A N D I L O O K F O R W A R D T O O U R N E X T C H A P T E R T O G E T H E R,” he tweeted.
C A R D I A N D I L O O K F O R W A R D T O O U R N E X T C H A P T E R T O G E T H E R pic.twitter.com/C1QizKV3Cb
— OFFSET (@OffsetYRN) April 8, 2018
Cardi recently addressed the baby rumors during an interview with Beats 1. “I have been so open to people about myself, people cannot expect me to open up about everything,” she said. “Certain things have to be private. You cannot invade my damn privacy. I’m not a damn animal at the zoo, that you just could see everything.”
In addition to performing, Cardi also appeared in a skit with Aidy Bryant called “When Aidy B met Cardi B,” where the “SNL” cast member used inspiration from Cardi to empower herself. She confronted her fellow castmates and Chadwick Boseman with explicit lyrics from Cardi’s catalog. In the end, she came face to face with her idol.
Watch the hilarious skit below.