Some suspected the couple’s cryptic social media posts could be a ploy to take attention away from Nicki Minaj’s upcoming album release.
LOADING ERROR LOADING The internet thinks Cardi B and Offset have hit another rough patch in their marriage ― or that they’re in the midst of a publicity stunt. On Monday, the “Bongos” rapper posted a mysterious message on her Instagram Story that hinted at at trouble. Advertisement In screenshots captured by TMZ , Cardi B wrote, “You know when you just out grow relationships.” She followed up in a second post on her Instagram Story, adding, “I’m tired of protecting peoples feelings...I GOTTA PUT MYSELF FIRST!” Offset posted a clip on his own Instagram Story from the film “Scarface.” The clip features Tony Montana telling a friend, “Hey, fuck you, man! Who put this thing together? Me. That’s who. Who do I trust? Me,” TMZ reports. The two have also unfollowed one another on Instagram, per People . Social media users on X (formerly Twitter) sounded off about their theories on what’s going on between the two. Some accused the obscure posts of being a ploy for attention for an upcoming music project. We all know it’s for publicity they finna drop soon or probably announce Cardi album — Mark? (@quanminajj) December 5, 2023 Advertisement Offset or Cardi bout to drop a new joint, they can’t fool me pic.twitter.com/aGmS2kvHds — FYVESZN? (@CFCVhktor) December 5, 2023 One of them must have a new project releasing soon. They’ll be back together in 2 weeks — Los (@HashtagLos) December 5, 2023 They gon be back together on Friday December 8th this a PR stunt — ★★★★★ (@NayDaHoodBarb) December 5, 2023 Others theorized that the drama could be a tactic for taking the attention away from Cardi B’s longtime rival Nicki Minaj , who is releasing her highly anticipated album “Pink Friday 2” this week. Cardi B and Offset have unfollowed one another. I am so shocked and I whole heartedly believe that this is real and has nothing to do with trying to garner attention during the week of a certain person’s album release. Like at all. pic.twitter.com/pa26oISqSc — Mílagro (@MobzWorld) December 5, 2023 Advertisement Attention stunt pay it no mind pink Friday out on Friday — playb01cartii (@Txra8) December 5, 2023 Cardi B and Offset tied the knot back in 2017 and share daughter Kulture, 5, and son Wave, 2. Reps for neither Cardi B nor Offset immediately responded to HuffPost’s requests for comments. The lyrical duo previously split in 2018 after Offset’s cheating allegations rocked their relationship. The two seemingly patched things up, but just days before their third anniversary, the “Hustlers” star filed for divorce. She later called it off. “Everybody has issues,” Cardi B said in Vogue‘s January 2020 cover story about her decision to get back with Offset. “I believe in forgiveness. I prayed on it. Me and my husband, we prayed on it. We had priests come to us. And we just came to an understanding like, bro, it’s really us against the world. “He has my back for everything, I have his back for everything, so when you cheat, you’re betraying the person that has your back the most,” she continued. Cardi B and Offset reportedly first started dating in January 2017. Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for The Recording Academy Advertisement The Grammy winner added, “Why would you do that? We have come to a clear understanding. For me, monogamy is the only way. I’ll beat your ass if you cheat on me.” The pair found themselves embroiled in headlines again over the summer after the Migos bandmate accused the mom-of-two of cheating on him. Cardi B swiftly shut down the gossip in a Twitter Space conversation in June. “Listen, don’t pay attention to that country man,” Cardi B said, adding, “that motherfucker spiraling and thinking shit.” She continued, “Come on, now. I’m fucking Cardi B, n***a. 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