Last year in December, Cardi B announced on Instagram that she would be divorcing Offset after all the rumors about him cheating on her were true. However, they called off the divorce in January and have been together ever since.
Despite the couple’s resolution and agreement to stay together, the cheating rumors have not disappeared. Last week, Tekashi 6ix9ine’s girlfriend, Jade, posted a flirty DM she received from Offset on Instagram. Cardi defended Offset, saying his Instagram had been hacked when the DM was sent so it wasn’t really from him. Or was it?
It appeared that Offset’s Twitter account had also been hacked, but many social media users were not believing it. They thought it was Offset’s attempt at covering up his disloyalty to Cardi:
So after all of this, why is Cardi still with Offset? In her recent interview with Vogue, Cardi confirmed that Offset did cheat last year and revealed why she still with him despite all of this.
“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,” Cardi explained. “But it’s real-life shit. 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. When I was pregnant with Kulture, a lot of people was like, oh, he has three kids already; why would you have a kid with somebody that have three kids? And it’s like, how is that such a bad thing? My dad has eight kids, and we all get along, and it feels better, fuller. And with Offset, I feel like his kids just bring a pop of fun to life when they’re in his house. I actually love it. It brings out a different side of him that I like to see, and I love to see my baby interacting with her siblings. The more the merrier.”
Cardi continued, “My thing is, everybody on social media acts like relationships is perfect. And that’s crazy to me. I’m around so many women, and there’s always a woman talking about how she loves her man, but her man is not financially stable, or she has a problem with his mom, or the sex is not as good anymore. Everybody has issues. I believe in forgiveness. I prayed on it. Me and my husband, we prayed on it. We had priests come to us. And we just came to an understanding like, bro, it’s really us against the world. He has my back for everything, I have his back for everything, so when you cheat, you’re betraying the person that has your back the most. Why would you do that? We have come to a clear understanding. For me, monogamy is the only way. I’ll beat your ass if you cheat on me.”
This isn’t the first time that someone cheated on Cardi. She went on to explain that back in her teen years, she used to have a really abusive boyfriend that would cheat on her frequently. The relationship was getting really bad because they would physically fight a lot. This is how she became a stripper. She says stripping saved her from a really bad situation and might have even saved her life.
“At that time I just felt like my world was coming to an end,” she said. “I was that teenager who was like, I don’t need nobody. But my boyfriend kept cheating on me. He and I used to get into arguments, hitting each other a lot. Girls like to say, ‘I will beat a nigga’s ass.’ I used to have that mentality. I used to hit my first boyfriend until he started hitting me back and it just got out of control. But I started stripping, and I made enough money to move out.”
So whether or not fans agree with Cardi’s decision to stay with Offset, it doesn’t seem to phase her. She’s doing what’s best for her, her relationship and her family.