Cardi B Explains Her Complicated Relationship With Offset: ‘How Do You Stop Talking to Your Best Friend?’

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It’s no secret that Cardi B and Offset have a complicated relationship. The married couple has broken up several times and even once filed for divorce, with a timeline that includes two kids, numerous public fights and admitted infidelity on the Migos rapper’s part.

But the “WAP” artist has ultimately continued to stick by Offset’s side through it all, even after telling fans in December that she’d been “single for a minute now.” And in her new Rolling Stone cover story published Thursday (May 16), she was candid about why.

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“It’s not even about love,” Cardi told the publication, revealing that she and ‘Set are currently “thinking [their marriage] through.” “We’re best friends. And it’s like, ‘OK. Well, there was a time that I didn’t have a best friend, or I didn’t have a support system.’ It’s not even about ‘How do you leave a partner?’ How do you stop talking to your best friend?”

“We have our own bad stuff,” she continued. “We’re from two different worlds. Sometimes I cannot be … not that I cannot be a wife. It’s just like, my career takes my life. You know what I’m saying? My career comes first, then my kids come second. And then sometimes I don’t realize that I’m putting so many things before my relationship.”

She later adjusted her list of priorities for Rolling Stone. “My kids come first. My kids come before anything,” she said of daughter Kulture Kiari and son Wave Set.

In the months since Cardi declared her singleness on Instagram Live — which was followed by a tearful rant about Offset “doing [her] dirty” — the on-again-off-again couple has celebrated New Year’s and Mother’s Day together. In April, they attended a New York Knicks basketball game.

“We’re all right now,” the “Up” spitfire simply told the publication of their current relationship status.

“The part I love is that we really like each other, like a support system,” she added. “When I met Offset, he was super rich and I just got my f–king first $200,000 in the bank. He never made me feel like I was little to him. He actually always used to tell me, ‘You a f–king superstar, watch.'”

See Cardi B’s Rolling Stone cover and photos from the shoot below.

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