Cardi B and hip-hop artist Offset just welcomed their baby girl into the world on July 10, kicking off a new chapter in their already busy lives. The rapper and her husband are currently residing in Offset’s hometown of Atlanta, and judging from recent interviews, the pair will likely stay in the South to raise their little one, whom they named Kulture Kiari Cephus.
“[Offset]’s never comfortable in New York,” Cardi told GQ in an April interview. “He loves down South. He told me to move in with him, in Atlanta. I stayed in his house a couple of times, but it’s so hard to live there. He decided, though, that we’re going to build a house in Atlanta, and that’s the house that we’re gonna raise our kids in. But my job is in New York, always, so I can barely spend time in Atlanta.” In a June cover story for Rolling Stone, the I Like It hitmaker explained that the couple is planning to buy a new home shortly in addition to building their dream house.
At present, the pair is holed up at Offset’s Atlanta home, which is described in the Rolling Stone article as “an endless white mansion flanked by tall trees” with “enough six-figure cars parked outside to form a small-town parade.” Downstairs, all the furniture in the first-floor parlor room has been removed so that Offset can store all his clothes, which don’t quite fit in the upstairs closet. “He’s a boy,” Cardi told Rolling Stone by way of explanation. At one point, Offset’s mother even called Cardi to ask if she’d gone furniture shopping for the new house, the details of which have yet to be disclosed.
Not that the lovebirds are abandoning Cardi’s New York City roots altogether. Just last month, the couple threw their baby shower in Atlanta with the theme “Bardi Shower: A Bronx Fairytale.” Event planner Karleen Roy told Vogue that the theme was meant to be a “magical and imaginary Bronx land fit for the quintessential baby girl … only this time there is a plot twist in this lavish story: It’s a magical, whimsical land, but of the culture!” The baby shower featured everything from 6 train subway car replicas to a “Bardi Baby Book Library” and a “Bardi Baby Bodega” that served up baby bottles and diapers.