Now mom’s the word for Cardi

Hip-hop star has named her daugh­ter to clearly re­flect the rap­per fa­ther

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Cardi B, who has quickly risen to be­come one of the most prom­i­nent women in hip-hop, has be­come a mother, an­nounc­ing Wed­nes­day this week the birth of daugh­ter Kul­ture Kiari Ce­phus.

The 25-year-old New York rap­per broke the news on In­sta­gram where she posted a pic­ture of her­self preg­nant, nude and tat­tooed in a room full of flow­ers, and said her daugh­ter was born Tues­day.

Cardi B, who pre­vi­ously re­vealed the baby’s gen­der, had the child with fel­low rap­per Off­set, one-third of the hardliv­ing At­lanta hip-hop trio Mi­gos. He has three other chil­dren from pre­vi­ous re­la­tion­ships.

The baby’s name clearly re­flects her fa­ther, who was born as Kiari Ken­drell Ce­phus. Mi­gos has put out al­bums en­ti­tled “Cul­ture” and “Cul­ture II”.

Cardi B has be­come one of the big­gest new stars on the US mu­si­cal land­scape since the ru­n­away suc­cess last year of her song “Bo­dak Yel­low”, which touches on her for­mer life mak­ing ends meet as a strip­per.

A Bronx na­tive whose real name is Bel­calis Al­man­zar, Cardi B re­cently re­turned to num­ber one on the US sin­gles chart with “I Like It”, which nods mu­si­cally to her Latin her­itage.

Cardi B ini­tially kept her preg­nancy un­der wraps be­fore show­ing off her baby bump in an April tele­vi­sion per­for­mance on Satur­day Night Live.

She went ahead af­ter­ward with a per­for­mance at Coachella, the lead­ing US mu­sic fes­ti­val, where she briefly twerked de­spite her belly on a stage whose pole dancers al­luded to her past. She re­cently con­firmed re­ports that she se­cretly mar­ried Off­set. Cardi B – whose de­but al­bum is en­ti­tled “In­va­sion of Pri­vacy” – voiced anger at the news com­ing out but said “at least ya can stop say­ing I had a baby out of wed­lock”.

Cardi B has be­come one of the big­gest new stars in the US

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