She's tapping out! Cardi B announced on Instagram that she's taking a break from performing — after this weekend's show at Broccoli Fest in Washington, DC — until she gives birth to her first child with fiancé, Offset. So how many months pregnant is Cardi B? TMZ reported that the rapper is due in July 2018, which would make her a little more than six months along at the moment, and it's really starting to take a toll on her body.
"I just wanted to make this a little [bit] clear and everything. Broccoli Fest will be my last performance for a little while, because you know, shorty [keeps] growing," Cardi explained. "[I look] like I'm moving and everything but like, in reality, a b-tch [can] barely breathe."
She added, "You see, I can barely breathe now. I can barely breathe now, I ate like six chicken wings and a b-tch barely can breathe right now."
And while some fans might have to wait to watch Cardi perform — she was set to appear at music festivals this summer including JMBLYA Festival and NYC's Panorama Festival — she promised that she'd be back to go on tour with Bruno Mars in September.
The 25-year-old first revealed her baby bump during her Saturday Night Live debut while wearing a skin-tight white dress. "I'm finally free," she said in a video on social media after the performance alluding to the widely speculated rumor that she was expecting. Shortly after the mama-to-be confirmed the pregnancy news, Offset tweeted, "Cardi and I look forward to our next chapter together."
The "Bodak Yellow" singer has yet to confirm the sex of her child, but fans are convinced it's a girl after Cardi's younger sister, Hennessy Carolina, may have accidentally spilled the beans. "NOW that baby Cardi is coming is like, it's coming true!" Hennessy wrote. "I'm going to be able to hold baby and give her all the kisses and hugs!" The message has since been edited to say "[your] baby" instead of "her."
The Shade Room was able to screengrab the alleged unedited message where Hennessy also wrote, "I'm passing my daughter crown down hehehehe." Regardless of the sex, Cardi has always wanted a family and a career — and she's been very vocal about it.
After receiving backlash about getting pregnant during an explosive time in her career, Cardi candidly questioned why she couldn't have both. "Why do I have to be in my mid-30's to have a baby? What am I doing wrong? I'm a grown woman," she told New York's HOT 97. "I'm 25 years old and I'm going to say this in the most humblest way, I'm a millionaire. I'm established…Why can't I have [a baby and a career]?"