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Credit: Johnny Nunez/Getty Images for BET. LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 27: (L-R) Cardi B and Offset of Migos perform onstage at the BET Awards 2021 at Microsoft Theater on June 27, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.

Cardi B knows how to break the internet. For the second time, the rapper announced her pregnancy in the most viral moment making way: on live TV.

Walking on stage at the 2021 BET Awards on Sunday night to join Migos for a performance, the 28-year-old revealed her baby bump in a skin-tight embellished catsuit with a cutout showing off her belly. 

Fans barely had time to take in the news before Cardi, who was nominated for five awards on the night, began expertly rapping and dancing to her song ‘Type Shit.’ This is the woman who performed at Coachella more than seven months pregnant in 2018, after all. 

For those who missed the reveal on stage, Cardi also posted a stunning naked photo from a maternity shoot on Instagram with the caption, “#2! ♥️ @offsetyrn,” tagging her husband and fellow rapper, Offset in the post.

This marks the second child for the musical duo, who welcomed daughter Kulture Kiari Cephus in July 2018. Cardi had announced she was pregnant just a few months prior, during her guest appearance on Saturday Night Live. 

Cardi and Offset secretly married in 2017, before Cardi later filed for divorce in September 2020. She then called the divorce off two months later after a lot of public apologising from her husband, who was rumoured to have had affairs. 

Cardi has previously opened up about her experience with motherhood and how she doesn’t think she should have to be any less sexy when pregnant or as a parent. “I feel like when I’m half naked and when I twerk, people be like, ‘You’re a mum now,’ and it’s like, ‘Well, I was doing it before I was a mum, so it’s not like there’s gonna be a difference,'” she said.

“One day, my daughter’s gonna see my body and she’s gonna see me twerking and it’s like, ‘Would it make a difference if I did it after or before her?’ It’s still out there. I feel like mums who do wanna feel sexy can be. I don’t feel like once you become a mum, you supposed to be this nun.”