Cardi B files for divorce from rapper Offset, calling marriage ‘irretrievably broken’

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Cardi B has filed for divorce from rapper husband Offset, describing their marriage as “irretrievably broken”.

The couple tied the knot in September 2017 and have a two-year-old daughter, Kulture.

Court records show Grammy-winning hip-hop star Cardi B, whose real name is Belcalis Almanzar, filed for divorce in Georgia on Tuesday.

The couple are living in a “bona fide state of separation,” court documents state, and the marriage is “irretrievably broken”.

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 17: Kulture Kiari Cephus and Cardi B attend the Teyana Taylor "The Album" Listening Party on June 17, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for Def Jam Recordings)© 2020 Getty Images BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 17: Kulture Kiari Cephus and Cardi B attend the Teyana Taylor “The Album” Listening Party on June 17, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for Def Jam Recordings)

And there are “no prospects for a reconciliation,” the papers say.

Cardi B, 27, is asking for “primary physical custody” of Kulture and requests Offset, whose real name is Kiari Cephus, contributes to the child’s “support and maintenance”.

The now former couple have their marital home in Fulton County, Georgia, the legal papers state.

Cardi B and Offset married in secret, not revealing the news until a year after they walked down the aisle.

Their relationship appeared to be on the rocks amid rumours of his cheating and Offset took to the stage at Cardi B’s Rolling Loud concert in 2018 to ask for forgiveness.ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 28: Cardi B attends Hawks vs Nets After Party at Gold Room on February 28, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia.(Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage)© 2020 Prince Williams ATLANTA, GA – FEBRUARY 28: Cardi B attends Hawks vs Nets After Party at Gold Room on February 28, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia.(Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage)

Offset, 28, is best known for performing with the chart-topping rap group Migos.

Cardi B is asking for the couple’s assets to be split evenly.

The Bronx-born star has enjoyed a meteoric rise in recent years, going from cast member on reality TV series Love & Hip Hop: New York to one of the biggest artists in music.

CARDI B AND OFFSET

The American rapper has filed for divorce from the Migos member after three years of marriage, reported US Weekly on Sept. 15. The couple, who tied the knot in September 2017, has a daughter named Kulture.

She released her debut album, Invasion Of Privacy, in April 2018 and backed by the singles Bodak Yellow, I Like It and Be Careful topped the charts in the US.

The latter song is reportedly about Offset’s alleged infidelity. Invasion Of Privacy won best rap album at the Grammys and was also nominated for album of the year.

In a February 2018 interview with Cosmopolitan, Cardi B explained why she did not leave Offset following allegations he had cheated.LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: Offset (L) and Cardi B during the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)© 2020 The Recording Academy LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 26: Offset (L) and Cardi B during the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

“It’s like everybody is coming down my neck like, ‘Why are you not leaving him? You have low self-esteem’,” she told the magazine.

“But that couldn’t be farther from the truth. I don’t have low self-esteem. I know I look good. I know I’m rich, I know I’m talented. I know I could get any man I want – any basketball player, football player.”

However, the rapper said she wanted to work on her relationship with Offset, saying what he did was “not right” but “I ain’t no angel”.

Her latest single, WAP, the explicit duet with Megan Thee Stallion, hit number one in both the US and UK following its release in August.

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