Well, we knew she was going to have to address the obvious eventually, and she finally did last night. Cardi B revealed last night that she’s pregnant — REALLY pregnant!
— The FADER (@thefader) April 8, 2018
She didn’t come out and say it, but she didn’t have to. The announcement came from a hot, skin-tight white gauzy gown-like dress which left absolutely nothing to the imagination.
— Brie (@Brittani_Lee) April 8, 2018
Cardi’s uncensored appearence comes after weeks of appearence and video shoots where she was seen doing everything to cover up her pregnant belly. It was the right move too…
— Makho Ndlovu (@makhondlovu) April 8, 2018
Cardi performed two songs as most SNL musical guests do. Her first song was a medley of Bodak Yellow and Bartier Cardi. She actually covered up for this performance, but my personal analysis is she covered up during her first performance to give her second performance a bigger impact.
— ThatGrapeJuice (Sam) (@thatgrapejuice) April 8, 2018
During Bodak Yellow and Bartier Cardi, she work a dress covered in what looked like black and white ostrich feathers. She was flanked by dancers in black vinyl pants, and all five performers in the same white sunglasses.
— FOUR-22 BOI (@deeblock847) April 8, 2018
Cardi kept up with the dancers too, and she never looked out of breath or fatigued. She looked hot, and sounded hotter. She addressed the crowd and had fun with the first set. Watching her proved she’s a natural performer.
— NBC Bay Area (@nbcbayarea) April 8, 2018
It wasn’t until her next set that she basically stoled the show. Chadwick Boseman introduced her — “And once again, CARDI B” — and the slow piano bars of “Be Careful” began and the camera focused in on her, and that’s all viewers needed for confirmation.
I love how @iamcardib reinvented herself.
A very powerful message to everyone:
“It doesn’t matter how your life started, the rough paths you had to walk on, the tough choices you made to survive,
What matters most is you are here now, alive & making better life decisions. pic.twitter.com/PafUNFcUsV
— Sam (@younggatsbyy) April 8, 2018
At first, Cardi only appeared backlit so you really couldn’t make out what she looked like. Then when she started spitting out her lyrics, the camera only filmed her from the chest up. Obviously, this tease was all planned, but it was a stroke of genius.
— mikasa (@mikasa22) April 8, 2018
It wasn’t until her second verse, about 2 minutes and 30 seconds in to the song, where the camera started to pan out and Cardi’s body was slowly revealed — her skintight dress left nothing to the imagination. Her seven-month-old baby bump made its debut on national TV.
Cardi B Debuts a Pregnant Belly during her SNL preformance, while preforming her hit single ‘Be Careful’ pic.twitter.com/f4peiSbZ8R
— Cardi B & Beyoncé Updates (@beyoncecardib) April 8, 2018
All of a sudden, you can hear the audience start screaming as she walked towards the front of the stage, and it was on. Cardi was announcing she was pregnant without even saying a word about it.
It was a very tasteful performance, and even someone like Beyonce could never top what Cardi was pulling off. Cardi kept her street cred, while announcing to the world what we’d all thought, and she basically became a legit, mainstream star in front of our eyes on live TV.
It was a pretty beautiful moment, and the timing of everything going on in her career is so in synch, it’s unbelievable. We’re not sure how she’s going to top herself next weekend at Coachella, but we’re betting she’s going to steal the weekend. If Beyonce thinks Coachella 2018 is hers, she’s sorely mistaken, Cardi B is the new queen of hip-hop and the scene is better for it.