Someone thinks that roses can undo alleged infidelity, and that someone is Offset. The Migos rapper crashed Cardi B’s set at Rolling Loud to apologize for hurting her and beg to be taken back. Stage hands wheeled giant bouquets on stage that spelled “TAKE ME BACK CARDI” in red and white roses. Then Offset appeared holding the same kind of unkillable roses Seina brought to Terrace House: Opening New Doors. He had a microphone! Who gave him a microphone? Offset probably did a mic check to beg for forgiveness from his estranged wife! The video published by The Shade Room does not show what Cardi said in response, but her body language throughout was, “I’m not having it.”
Update, Sunday afternoon: In two videos posted to Instagram, Cardi expressed appreciation to her fans for supporting her so vehemently through this drama, but wished interest would “die down.”
Mentioning Pete Davidson and his recent suicidal Instagram post, Cardi also encouraged her fans not to attack Offset, as he’s the father of her child.
Update, later Sunday afternoon: The forgiveness, it keeps begging! In a new tweet, Offest explained his rationale for trying to woo Cardi back in the public eye. “All of my wrongs have been made public, I figure it’s only right that my apologies are made public too,” he wrote. “A nigga was just trying …..thank god I ain’t got no balloons sheeesh.”
Update, December 17: Cardi B insists that Offset’s public apology was not staged and neither is their breakup. Despite a video that surfaced in which it appeared that Cardi B’s publicist, Patientce Foster, guided Offset onto the stage to crash Cardi’s set, TMZ reports that Cardi was not in on the stunt. Foster reportedly acted alone in getting Offset onstage to “open the door to a reconciliation” because she believes in their marriage and Offset begged Foster for her help. Later during an Instagram Live, Cardi confirmed that story and came to her publicist’s defense saying, “Yeah, sometimes she does a little bit more. You wanna know why? Because we are a family and she cares about my family.” Cardi went on to say that she will not fire Foster or tolerate people criticizing her publicist.
Meanwhile, Rolling Loud co-founder Tariq Cherif has issued multiple statements clarifying that the festival had knowledge that there would be a surprise guest during Cardi’s set and that it would be Migos, but that the festival did participate in orchestrating Offset’s stunt. “We’re getting blamed as if we conspired to do this, and I just want to make it clear that we did not. Cardi’s management was in on it, it had nothing to do with the festival. The artist is in full control of the stage and they determine who gets on and off,” he told the LA Times. Cherif said he agreed with fans who believe the moment stole Cardi’s headlining thunder. He continued, “We sent her a [direct message] on Instagram saying we loved her, and that if she didn’t know, that we’re sorry it happened.”