Things got very awkward during Cardi B‘s headlining set on stage at the Rolling Loud festival in Los Angeles Saturday night: Her soon-to-be ex-husband, Offset, interrupted her performance in a very public way to ask her back. And—spoiler alert—she was not into it.
A quick catch-up: Earlier this month, Cardi B announced that she and Offset, who she’s been married to for a year and has a daughter with, were divorcing after rumors surfaced of his cheating. Offset doesn’t seem to be on board with the split, though, and has been posting on Instagram about how much he misses Cardi. He apparently decided to his “win Cardi back” mission to the next level with a grand gesture that seemed to seriously backfire.
During the rapper’s set at Rolling Loud in Los Angeles, Offset made a surprise appearance onstage with a massive sign that read “Take me back Cardi” in white and red roses.
He interrupted her show to tell her how badly he wanted to reconcile: “I just want to tell you I’m sorry, bruh,” Offset reportedly told her. “In person. In front of the world.”
She just sort of stood there looking (understandably) annoyed as hell.
Eventually, he walked offstage and she went on with her show.
Let’s just say fans weren’t impressed, with some drawing an apt parallel with an ex showing up unexpectedly at work and interrupting a meeting.
After the incident, Cardi posted to Instagram to thank her fans for their support and to clarify that she doesn’t want them attacking Offset in the wake of the event.
“Violating my baby’s father is not going to make me feel any better, because at the end of the day that’s still family,” she said. “Unfortunately, we’re going through things, and that’s not private, it became public. I just want things to die down, I just need time so we can see eye to eye…I can’t predict the future.”
She continued in a second post, “I’m not saying that I’m going to get back together with him, I just don’t like that bashing online thing.”
Cardi pointed to the recent example of Pete Davidson, who’s been dealing with hateful post-breakup trolls, as why this type of online bullying wasn’t OK, and noted that she didn’t want Offset to have to deal with those “nasty” feelings: “I know how painful it is when you have millions of people bashing you every single day.”
Cardi B, truly the queen.