Grand gestures are the kind of thing that really only work in movies. Public proposals are the worst, even when the answer is yes – the pressure is too much to deal with even as a bystander. Public begging for forgiveness after a breakup is on another level, though, and this one might be the most awkward of all time.
Cardi B and rapper Offset, AKA one third of Migos, split recently, after a bit over a year of marriage and the birth of their daughter Kulture in July. There had been cheating rumours aplenty throughout their relationship, which she seemed to make sly commentary on.
She made it clear she was done in an Instagram video a few weeks ago, saying “We got a lot of love for each other but things just haven’t been working out between us for a long time”.
He made it clear he wasn’t done in a series of tweets and Instas where he pulled lines like “I want to apologise to you, Cardi. I know I embarrassed you… I want to spend the rest of my life with you.”
Then shit got very real at Rolling Loud festival in LA over the weekend. First Offset crashed 21 Savage’s set, where they got the crowd to chant “Take Offset back!”
Then, during Cardi’s set, oh god, this cringefest happened.
CRASHING HER SET. WITH A SIGN THAT SAYS “TAKE ME BACK CARDI”. AND FUNERAL FLOWERS.
I can’t watch it again.
I don’t know what’s more embarrassing – the flowers that look like they’re either side of the casket at a rich old lady’s funeral, or the grace with which she holds her mic away and tells him EXTREMELY FIRMLY to extremely get the f**k off her stage.
Which he does, with all the dignity of a puppy you’ve just yelled at for eating a pair of twice-worn Jordans.
It’s the most disrespectful, misguided “grand gesture” in living memory. She’s at WORK, dude.
Her face says it all, and her dancers’ faces underline it and put it in all-caps.
It’s like that episode of Friends where Ross sends a million flowers and creepy I WUV WOO teddy bears to Rachel’s office because he’s a jealous sociopath.
I hope Cardi lets him move back in purely so she can blast all his possessions out the window item by item with a T-shirt cannon until they spell BYEEEEEEEEE on the front lawn.