Channeling her inner sprite in a pixie cut and a high-slit, plunging velvet-fuchsia colored gown by Nicolas Jebran, Rapper Cardi B, in her first appearance since the birth of her baby girl, Kulture teased the MTV Video Music Awards’ crowd with a “little surprise… .”
In the award show’s opener, Cardi B, with her back to the crowd and on a darkened stage, turns around as the lights come up to reveal a light pink swaddled up blanket, cuddled close to her body, igniting the hopes of many dying to catch a glimpse of the “Empress’s” new little bundle of joy with Rapper Offset.
Instead, what she offered was a lame joke about a slow internet connection that fell flat and the revelation of a Moon Man ensconced in the soft pink blankie.
— People (@people) August 21, 2018
Here’s the full clip:
— Video Music Awards (@vmas) August 21, 2018
And it looks like some fans (and media outlets) were fooled—much to their disappointment:
— 103.5 KISS FM (@1035KISSFM) August 21, 2018
— Marislaicey (@mpayan30) August 21, 2018
— EBONY MAGAZINE (@EBONYMag) August 21, 2018
— The FADER (@thefader) August 21, 2018
I did. I really did pic.twitter.com/NdeiWPYQgW
— TiffanyT'Moni223 (@TMoniB) August 21, 2018
And though, Cardi no doubt liked it like that—many knew the Bodak Yellow rapper better than that:
— Slay Queen (@itsslayqueen) August 21, 2018
— traci (@drexel1977) August 21, 2018
— Hollywood Tricey ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ (@HollywoodTricey) August 21, 2018
No she didn't pic.twitter.com/TXPIKueVLG
— Flip Bayless (@jive_turkey04) August 21, 2018
Most people had fun with it— though Cardi did seem to ignite a little debate as to why she’s even teasing fans if she doesn’t want to share.
Its about protecting her baby's privacy and safety. Not about teasing her fans.
— ashcangarbagcan (@ashcangarbagcan) August 21, 2018
If she was protecting her privacy she wouldn’t speak about her period. She teasing people Period you didnt see Beyoncé playing no damn hide and seek with her twins.
— Nadaj86 (@Nadaj2586) August 21, 2018