During her first appearance of the night, the artist delivered a performance of her hit single “Bodak Yellow,” and seemingly hinted at the rumours by intentionally hiding her stomach under a feathery black and white boa.
However, during her second set, the 25-year-old rapper wore a curve-hugging white gown that clearly and blatantly displayed her burgeoning baby bump.
The second performance began with Cardi mostly concealed in shadows, with only her face and shoulders visible. As the song continued, she stepped out from the darkness, literally putting her stomach in the spot light.
As she stepped out, looking absolutely radiant, the reveal elicited audible gasps of excitement from the audience and even scattered clapping, leading to a cacophony of cheering as her song came to a close.
Cardi also appeared during an earlier sketch in which she met with her “biggest fan,” Aidy Bryant, but she managed to hide her bump by sitting on a chair, reclined, with her legs crossed in front of her.
For weeks, Cardi has been the center of rumours that she’s pregnant with her first child with her fiance, rapper Offset. During a recent interview with Ebro Darden for an interview on Beats 1 on Apple Music, Cardi hinted that fans will have to listen to her album to find out if she’s pregnant.
“Well, you know, I just feel like people have to tune in a little bit on my album, and they will know a little bit more,” she teased. “Because it’s like, I can’t address all the rumours and everything.”
Recently, the rapper deftly hid any signs of her pregnancy while celebrating her album release at E11EVEN in Miami, Florida, on Friday night.
Cardi rocked a billowy, ruffled pink Laurence & Chico dress and the loose-fitting outfit concealed her sizeable bump but just added fuel to the rumors.
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