With the glitter-encrusted wreckage of Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson’s short-lived romance still smoldering, we bid adieu to another ubiquitous pop culture couple. “Bodak Yellow” rapper Cardi B and Migos’ Offset, who tied the knot last September, have officially called it quits. The couple have a daughter together, Kulture Kiari Cephus, who was born in July.
Cardi shared the news via Instagram, where she only referred to the rapper as “my daughter’s father.” Saying that “things just haven’t been working out between us for a long time,” she concluded that the couple “grew out of love.” She maintains that the pair will remain friends, and also adds that “it might take time to get a divorce.”
The split follows a New York Times profile of Offset that paints Cardi as a stabilizing force in his life. “The difference that I’ve seen in him lately is that he’s in an adoring, loving relationship,” said his lawyer, Drew Findling. Later, Offset said that settling down has been “the best thing that’s happened to me personally, which helps me make the music, which helps my career.” He also hinted at a collaborative album between the two. “We haven’t even dropped an album yet. That’s a whole other realm.”
Of course, that album could very well happen, what with Cardi specifically mentioning the pair’s business relationship in her video. In fact, the Times goes so far as to say that “business is the couple’s romance language.”
But there are signs that Offset isn’t so happy about the split. As Complex points out in the below tweet, the rapper commented on Cardi’s video, saying, “y’all won.” Oof.
The Migos rapper’s debut solo album drops on December 14.