There is absolutely no doubt that the world of hip-hop and modern rap has been changed drastically since the launch of Cardi B and Offset's relationship. The couple has become a major powerhouse of the music industry over recent years, even becoming the face of what it means to value family and career equally. Their combined successes have resulted in countless hit tracks and collaborations that have altered the industry for rap fans. Together they continue to rule the hip-hop scene with their five beautiful children and happy, long-lasting relationship.
Cardi B and Offset met for the very first time in early 2017. At the time, both of their rap careers had already taken off significantly. Offset was a part of the popular rap trio, Migos. They released their debut album as well as hit singles including "Bad and Boujee", which contained the famous lyrics "rain drop, drop top" rapped by Offset himself. Meanwhile, Cardi B had been kickstarting her career. She was a regular cast member on the reality TV show series Love & Hip Hop: New York.
Back in 2017, Offset had slid into the DMs of one of Cardi B's good friends to let her know that he was interested. He later invited her to a dinner he was hosting in honor of "Bad and Boujee"'s success. That's they met for the first time and immediately hit it off. According to an interview with ESSENCE, Cardi B had admitted the following:
"When my friend told me that he was trying to holler at me, I was like, 'I'm not trying to deal with no industry rappers, because I already know what type of time they're on.' I was scared. I'm a relationship girl."
Cardi B, ESSENCE
While she was hesitant to spark a relationship with the rapper, they soon embarked on their first official date. She was terrified how the public might react, but continued to tip-toe through the early stages of their relationship. Later that year, things began moving exceedingly fast.
Although the couple only met in January of 2017, they got married privately soon after in September of the same year. The following month, they had staged a public proposal for fans during a live performance in Philadelphia. There are still plans being made for an official wedding.
Cardi B and Offset's relationship has been portrayed to be a beautiful, almost-perfect marriage through the media. However, it has certainly faced its ups and downs. Offset was soon involved in a scandal where he was publicly accused of cheating on Cardi B with Celina Powell. She even claimed that he was the father of her unborn child. Fortunately it was later confirmed that it was all a lie. Powell was solely making up rumors to break the couple apart. They have separated more than once, but always seem to come back together for each other and for their family.
On April 7, 2018, Cardi B revealed her pregnancy to the world during her second appearance on Saturday Night Live!. In July of that year she gave birth to her first daughter, Kulture. After facing many obstacles as a couple throughout the next few years, they found each other again and Cardi B announced her second pregnancy with her son, Wave. Together they now have five children. Two of which are biological and the other three which are Offset's older children from previous relationships. The couple admits that their children are growing up loving the spotlight, and they're clearly naturals.
Cardi B and Offset have brought their talents together several times in order to create magic. Cardi B's "Lick (feat. Offset)" was their first collaboration in 2017 just after they first started dating. The song appeared on Cardi B's Gangsta Bitch Music Vol. 2 album, which was later followed by a music video featuring the couple together. They later created and worked together on Migos's "MotorSport" that year. There was also a 2018 collaboration by Cardi B called "Drip (feat. Migos)".
The couple has captivated fans their candid bond, both on and off the stage. With Cardi B holding the record for having the most songs with a billion streams on Spotify for a female rapper, and Offset having a Grammy award nomination for best rap performance, the couple is undeniably one of the most influential of the last decade.