Baby Bardi has arrived! Cardi B and Offset welcomed their first child together, a daughter, on Tuesday, with Cardi announcing the news herself in an Instagram post the following day, in which she also revealed their daughter’s full name. “Kulture Kiari Cephus 07/10/18🎀🌸,” Cardi (born Belcalis Almanzar) wrote, also tagging Offset (né Kiari Kendrell Cephus) in the caption. In the Beyoncé-esque photo, Cardi poses nude while surrounded by countless bouquets of colorful flowers and her pregnant belly on full display.
According to TMZ, Cardi B gave birth at a hospital in the Atlanta area on Tuesday evening. Offset was reportedly by his wife’s side for the birth. Kulture is Cardi’s first child and Offset’s fourth; he has three young children, two sons and a daughter, from three previous relationships.
Though the pair attempted to keep Cardi’s pregnancy under wraps for as long as possible, rumors first surfaced that they were expecting a baby in February. The rapper subsequently shut down the rumors with an Instagram post in which she claimed she was just gaining weight. “Let me fat in peace,” she captioned the since-deleted post. Finally, while performing on Saturday Night Live in April, Cardi wordlessly confirmed her pregnancy when she wore a skin-tight dress that accentuated her growing bump during her rendition of “Be Careful.”
Cardi B and Offset were much more successful at keeping their marriage a secret. Though Offset proposed to Cardi onstage during a Philadelphia performance in October, it wasn’t until last month that the pair revealed that they had actually tied the knot in September 2017. “One morning in September we woke up and decided to get married. We found someone to marry us, and she did, just the two of us and my cousin,” she wrote in a Twitter post in June. “I said I do, with no dress no make up and no ring!”