Cardi B files for divorce
Rapper Cardi B has filed for divorce from her husband Offset, whom she has been married to for the past three years.
Cardi B, real name Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar, married the Migos singer Offset, real name Kiari Cepheus, in a secret ceremony in September 2017.
The 27-year-old singer made the filing on Tuesday in Atlanta in Georgia – near their marital home.
Tuesday’s filing states that the divorce is being contested by Offset, 28, with whom the rapper has a daughter Kulture.
Cardi B is asking for “primary physical custody” of their daughter, while asking that Offset contributes to her “support and maintenance”.
It adds that the couple are living in a “bona fide state of separation” and that their marriage is “irretrievably broken”.
There are “no prospects for reconciliation”, according to the filing.
A divorce hearing has been set for 4 November at 10am.
He has since accompanied her to awards shows and other appearances, even walking on stage with her at the 2019 Grammy awards as she collected her gong for Best Rap Album.
Cardi B has recently got involved in the 2020 US election, by interviewing Democratic candidate Joe Biden and tearing into President Trump over the coronavirus lockdown.
Her latest track, featuring Megan Thee Stallion, WAP – which celebrates female sexuality, is currently spending its second week at the top of the UK charts.
Hailed by some as a feminist masterpiece, others have criticized the song and its explicit video – which the rapper has defended, saying “it’s what people want to hear”.
A lot of people have been showing her support:
Cardi B filing for divorce is an excellent move, she’s a successful woman that deserves to be with someone that respects, supports and adores her.
— nathan (@868nathan) September 15, 2020
Cardi B filing to Divorce offset after 3 years of marriage, You can't keep a man that does now want to be kept. There is no way you Love someone to change if they don't want too.
— 90c Ayo (@90cAyo) September 15, 2020
In 2018 : "It might take time to get a divorce" – Cardi B said, following a break-up with Offset
— OCTA Bae (@OCTABae2) September 16, 2020
Source: Sky news