U.S. rapper Cardi B filed papers on Tuesday (September 15) to divorce her husband, Offset, after three years of their on-and-off marriage.
The “WAP” singer, 27, known for songs that celebrate sex, money, and female empowerment and for her playful, idiosyncratic lyrical style, filed divorce papers in the Superior Court of Fulton County State of Georgia Family Division, Georgia, according to court records. An initial hearing was set for Nov. 4.
Representatives of the artists did not return requests for comment.
Cardi B, whose real name is Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, and the Migos musician Offset, whose real name is Kiari Kendrell Cephus, married secretly in 2017 and had a daughter, Kulture, in 2018. But the union proved rocky, with splits and rumours of infidelity. Cardi B said in 2018 that the couple had parted ways, only to reunite later.
Tuesday’s divorce filing comes at a high point in Cardi B’s career, with her single “WAP” with Megan Thee Stallion topping the Billboard Hot 100 chart for three weeks.
A former stripper, New York-born Cardi B broke into the mainstream in 2017 with “Bodak Yellow,” and subsequent hits “I Like it” and “Bartier Cardi.”
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