Cardi B confirms pregnancy on 'Saturday Night Live' after months of speculation: 'I'm finally free'

Cardi B confirms pregnancy on 'Saturday Night Live' after months of speculation: 'I'm finally free'

Cardi's big reveal came just a day after the release of her debut album, "Invasion of Privacy" — the album includes "I Do," a song featuring Maplewood's own Grammy-nominated star Sza — which had everyone from Oprah (or at least the staff of her magazine) to Sean "Diddy" Combs bopping along. Her performance on "SNL" was also her debut on the show. 

Later, in the hours after the show, which was hosted by "Black Panther" star Chadwick Boseman, the rapper seemed to address any critics of her pregnancy's timing, given her meteoric rise in hip-hop that quickly propelled her to the mainstream. 

In October, six months before the release of her album, the former stripper, social media personality and "Love & Hip Hop: New York" cast member matched a record last held by Lauryn Hill in 1998, as the first solo female rapper in nearly 20 years to hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, for "Bodak Yellow."

"I started winning when the whole world was doubting on me," Cardi tweeted early Sunday morning. "think imma lose with my little baby counting on me ?"

She retweeted supportive messages from fans about her debut album and the pregnancy news, including one who congratulated the rapper for "winning at life." 

As for winning, Cardi's album is expected to reach No. 1 on the Billboard 200, which would make her the fifth female rapper to achieve the feat. 


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