Here's one sure sign that rapper Cardi B is likely to be a good mom to the child she's currently carrying. On the Wednesday edition of Ellen, the Bronx-based hip-hop star seemed bereft of the attitude that gave her street cred and a overnight success, instead coming across like a kid in a candy store.
Wearing a red, full-length, long-sleeved gown that was far more conservative than the racier attire she normally sports, Cardi B, whose real name is Balcalis Almanzar, couldn't contain her excitement over the forthcoming baby she'll be parenting with fiancé and Migos rapper Offset. She also was game over teasing audiences regarding the name, which has already been decided.
“My dude named the baby,” she said. “I really like the name.”
When pressed by host Ellen DeGeneres over what the baby's name will be, Cardi B was tight-lipped, preferring to pass the buck to Offset, since he was the one who came up with the moniker. One slight clue offered by the 25-year-old mom-to-be was that the name will be "almost tricky," but will have fans having their own "Aha!" moment when trying to decipher whatever intense meaning there will be to what it's called.
She also confessed to already having food cravings, namely ice cream, when DeGeneres passed out a full tray of donuts for her guest to munch on. Although she didn't sample any, Cardi B totally dug the gesture. "I like donuts!" she exclaimed in her thick Domincan-Trinidadian accent.
That Cardi B was so endearing during her appearance on Ellen is in marked contrast to the anger she felt when detractors online dissed the star over her choice to mother a child while pursuing her music career. Earlier this month on a New York radio station, she stated she felt disgusted over the trolls. The social media onslaught was triggered shortly after Cardi B announced her pregnancy on a recent edition of Saturday Night Live when folks began speculating the growth of a baby bump.
She's also been brave enough to let on about her rough past, including having to do the stripper pole circuit to pay the bills. But appearances on VH-1's Love and Hip-hop: New York and her 2017 breakthrough single "Bodak Yellow" changed all that.
But showing a more humorous side on Ellen might be one sign that the baby, whatever it will be called, will be in good hands, albeit with very long nails.