Rapper Cardi B confirms pregnancy rumours

Rapper Cardi B confirms pregnancy rumours
Cardi B accepting the Best New Artist award at the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards
PHOTO: Reuters

NEW YORK - A day after releasing one of the most eagerly awaited rap debut albums in recent years, Cardi B made another splash - revealing she is pregnant.

The fast-rising 25-year-old star showed off a baby bump as she appeared on weekly comedy show Saturday Night Live, becoming a top trending item on social media.

In a teasing confirmation to persistent pregnancy rumours, Cardi B took the stage twice on Saturday Night Live, first concealing her body with a fulsome feather boa as she performed her breakout single Bodak Yellow.

When she returned to rap on Be Careful, a track off her debut album Invasion Of Privacy, she donned a body-hugging white dress and smiled knowingly as the lights shone on her protruding belly.

Cardi B is engaged to Offset of rap trio Migos, who shortly after his fiancee's television appearance confirmed the pregnancy on Instagram, writing "we feel so blessed".

Cardi B, a Bronx native whose real name is Belcalis Almanzar, has quickly found stardom with her hard-driving rhymes that unsentimentally tell a story of a rough life that included a stint as a stripper.

She is due to perform at Coachella, the premier US music festival whose top headliner Beyonce pushed back her appearance by one year as she gave birth to twins in 2017.

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