When Instagram aped Snapchat’s “Stories” feature, the mini-clips were set by default to disappear within 24 hours. That setting will likely work to Cardi B’s benefit Saturday after the reality show star-turned chart-topping rapper posted a message hinting at a breakup with her boyfriend and Migos member Offset. Cardi posted a selfie with a text overlay simply reading “Single.”
She then appeared to double down on the claim with a standard Instagram picture post featuring her throwing up the “peace” sign with both hands with a caption that read “Peace nikka.”
It was a seemingly abrupt about-face for a couple that was surrounded by some false engagement rumors as recently as August. Despite the fact that many celebrity relationships have the lifespan of a common fruit fly, mutual fans of Cardi and Offset took to Twitter and went into freak out mode.
Cardi B and Offset did NOT break up. Cardi B and Offset did NOT break up. Cardi B and Offset did NOT break up. Cardi B and Offset did NOT br pic.twitter.com/H823wXSphJ— Pabloncé (@PablonceJ) October 22, 2017
Cavs lose— SoJ™ (@_stateofjay) October 22, 2017
Steph and KD got ejected
Thunder getting beat up by a music note
Cardi B & Offset done
cardi b and offset broke up when I got to bed and are back together as I wake. God is real pic.twitter.com/HOBn2mkWM6— 🕸spooky flo🕸 (@xxxflorencia) October 22, 2017
When Cardi B and Offset break up but then you remember that “don’t get comfortable” line pic.twitter.com/DgymFpyz86— burnout (@CollingsAnissa) October 22, 2017
Later Saturday, by Cardi’s own admission, cooler heads prevailed. The “Bodak Yellow” rapper explained her rationale for the relationship status update.
“So listed babes, I exaggerated a lil bit ’cause earlier I was really upset and the Bronx girl in me always have to go to the extreme,” Cardi said in a subsequent IG Stories post. “I came to my senses now. I’m sorry…Waffle House on me?”
Most fans will likely never find out what caused the spat between Cardi B and Offset because it’s none of our collective business. However, hours after everything calmed down, Cardi had some jokes about the source of the friction.
“Reasons why me and Offset got into it ...I think he stoled my purple blanket but it wasn’t him so I’m still looking for the suspect,” she tweeted when fans flooded her mentions about the potential split.
Reasons why me and Offset got into it ...I think he stoled my purple blanket 😒but it wasn’t him so I’m still looking for the suspect— iamcardib (@iamcardib) October 22, 2017
“Why my dad was yelling at me cause somebody told him me and Offset broke up😒..and I’m quick cut my dad off so don’t get comfortable,” Cardi joked via Twitter, referencing a prominent line from the chorus of “Bodak Yellow.”
Why my dad was yelling at me cause somebody told him me and Offset broke up😒..and I’m quick cut my dad off so don’t get comfortable 😂😂— iamcardib (@iamcardib) October 22, 2017
Naaa but on a serious note I really loveeeee my man 💏he was gifted to me from Jesus ❤️— iamcardib (@iamcardib) October 22, 2017
If Cardi B and Offset were your figurative #RelationshipGoals, you can take solace in the fact that love’s turbulent emotional waters can be navigated by a patty melt and some “scattered, covered and chunked” hash browns at the nearest Waffle House. Love wins.