Celebrities are learning that a little controversy is very healthy for a new album, hence they stir the pot a bit before or after the drop. Cardi B did not need to create any fake controversy, she had one growing in her belly, of course she knew its going to be big news and with an album on the works it was wise to wait for the perfect timing.
Unfortunately the press refused to let her be great. They sniffed and searched for clues and made announcements before she could. She denied and denied every time it was mentioned, so did baby daddy offset.
Pregnancy rumors started trailing Cardi B in September 2017 when she was overheard asking her stylist how to hide a baby bump.
She quickly shot it down on her twitter page saying she was not knocked up.
The rumors never went away with paparazzi trailing her every move.
On October 2017 Offset pooped the question to Cardi B in a concert in Philadelphia ( probably decided to start a family with a baby on the way)
Rumor swirled again on February 2018 after Cardi B’s performance at Maxim party:
She refused to go upstairs to the VIP room where there was reportedly a party going on her for and her entourage. A rep for the rapper said she didn’t want to be in a “party atmosphere.” Instead, she wanted to stay in the area by the stage and drink Fiji water.
This caused speculations to fly wild again with some insiders confirming she was three to 4 months pregnant
On the 4th of February, she shut down rumor from a fan with a hilarious response;
“Is there maybe a Kylie Jenner secret that we need to know about lol Just asking,” one person wrote on a video of her dancing to an upcoming track. The comment references the speculation that Jenner was pregnant.
Cardi responded, defiantly: “No bitch I’m just getting fat. Let me fat in peace.”
Then there were the suspicious outfits she wore to hide her growing belly bump:
Cardi B’s wardrobe crew working overtime to hide her growing baby Bump
Cardi B slays in a dress that attempts to hide her baby bump at the i heart music awards
Two days after her album release, she performed some of the songs on the comedy show Saturday night Live: Bartier cardi and Bodak Yellow. Finally in a figure hugging white dress she performed a hit track from her album be careful with me. The dress revealed her full figure and baby bump. That performance ended the cat and mouse game with the paparazzi and put all speculations to rest.
The entire experience must have inspired the name of her album invasion of privacy.
Cardi B has been pregnant for a while and did not let that slow her down. she has done hit Collabo(s) like Motorsport and Finesse, gone on tours, attended a lot of shows and spent countless hours in the studio. #respect.