Cardi B performed in concert for the first time since giving birth to rapper Offset‘s daughter, Kulture Cephus.

The 25-year-old rapper performed at the 2018 Global Citizens Music Festival in Central Park on Saturday, Sept. 29, in New York City.

Other performers included Janet Jackson, Janelle Monaé, Q Tip, John Legend, Shawn Mendes, The Weeknd and Chris Martin.

Martin’s ex-wife, Gwyneth Paltrow, tied the knot with producer Brad Falchuk in an intimate wedding ceremony at her East Hampton home on Saturday.

Cardi urged the crowd to get out and vote in the upcoming midterm elections.

“We need to vote — ‘specially us, da millennials. Under 25 and over 18. We need to vote!”

She reminded concertgoers of “that person” who won the presidential election because “everybody took it as a joke — even me. I’m not even gonna front! Because I thought, man, that person ain’t gonna win. And look where we at now!”

The rapper, who made headlines when she threw a shoe at rival rapper Nicki Minaj during NY Fashion Week, went on to say, “We need somebody that is gonna protect us, not put us in beef wit everybody else!”

The Global Citizens concert was briefly interrupted when a loud bang caused a stampede. The noise turned out to be a metal crowd control barrier that fell to the ground.

The concert resumed at 8 PM with a set by Janet Jackson after Chris Martin took the mic and calmed the crowd.

Jackson and rapper Q Tip performed a duet at the concert. Jackson, who still practices the Muslim faith, wore a costume that covered 90% of her body.
 

Photos by Theo Wargo/Getty Images, BlayzenPhotos / BACKGRID, MediaPunch/BACKGRID

  • Faithz

    She did good, we watched> She looked great too especially after having her baby, but that baby will hate the hell out of that stupid as name they gave her when she grows up, watch and see.

  • dontgetblocked

    This from a woman who tries to fight at a high-end event and is dragged out with her naked azz showing through her ripped designer gown. Done with this chick. Gutter trash.

  • dontgetblocked

    This from a woman who tries to fight at a high-end event and is dragged out with her naked azz showing through her ripped designer gown. Done with this chick. Gutter trash.

  • Finn

    Not interested in ghetto birds….The less she speaks the better..

  • http://www.blackartshoppe.com Nyla x BlackArtShoppe.com

    It’s better than blue ivy

  • therealashland

    aren’t millennials between the ages of 22-37 what is this 18-25 this bird is speaking about, good message though

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    I have that same VS bra…

  • T Willis

    I hope folks listen to Cardi’s message. Folks, please, please, please vote. This is not a game or a joke. Our rights are being taken from us. Everything that our ancestors fought, died, and bled for is in jeopardy. For over 500 years, we’ve bled for the right to be seen as equals to yt people, to yt men, to be able to dress and act any way that we see fit. To be able to be in control of our bodies, to have access to affordable healthcare, and housing. Please understand what is in jeopardy this November. Everybody thought that the Dems would take the election so no one voted. Your vote matters, your vote counts. Look at what we’ve witnessed during these last 2 years. Look at the outright bigotry, the slow dismantle of our rights to equality, to quality healthcare and affordable wages. Is this the direction that you want to see your country headed to? If you care about affordability, equality, and the right to do with your body as you see fit, then please go out and VOTE!!! This election is one of the most important elections of our lifetime! Please do not sit on the sideline. I know a lot millennials don’t believe anything changes with elections, but there is ALWAYS that glimmer of hope that something WILL change. We ALL know what will happen if nobody votes! That’s a fact. But what we don’t know is what will happen if we do! Seriously, we all can make a positive impact! Rock that VOTE!!!

  • TamG

    There is so much irony in her not knowing what constitutes what a “millennial” is yet trying to school other people about politics, lol

    I really wish public figures would stay out of other people’s political business. Why do they view it their duty to tell people how to vote? Is there some kind of clause in their contracts that demands they become political (and seemingly all on the same political side)?

    I read Wanda Sykes was booed for getting political in her show the other day. Is there no way to be funny or perform without giving a political opinion anymore? I don’t get it.

  • TamG

    What “right has been taken from you?” Please be specific.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Here for a Muslim Janet and Q Tip to be fetch.

    Her husband wasn’t her first Muslim.

    *poof*

  • T Willis

    Lol the cut off is like 1982 I think. I didn’t even think I was considered a millennial (33) but apparently I am lol ?????.. but, during the last couple of elections, the demographic that she’s quoting has decreased. That’s why she’s saying, y’all need to represent!

  • http://www.missjhaneuniverse.com Monday

    She defended herself against someone who did spoke about someone else’s child. Nicki ain’t no saint. She spoke about Remy Ma’s parenting skills. Nicki is a bully. Cardi is much younger and sensitive. I’m happy she was in Milan Fashion Week and Paris Fashion Week.

    Rihanna had ghetto attitude also at 24. Look at her now. Nicki should be ashamed at 37 acting like dhe hasn’t started anything … Don’t forget to vote

  • http://www.missjhaneuniverse.com Monday

    Cardi is turning her bad incident into something positive. Milan Fashion Week, Paris Fashion Week. Global Citizen.. Superbowl..
    Nicki is trashing people on her radio show. Even blamed A BABY for her poor album sale … At 37 she should be acting like a Queen and not like a podcast bully

  • T Willis

    Are you asking for edification or to push stupidity?

    Please, be specific.

  • T Willis

    What’s ironic is how you’re trying to dissuade others to discredit my commentary. Don’t be coward, respond to me directly, I’ll be happy to oblige ?

  • davine puddin

    Qtip used to date some ofbthe flyest women back in his hey day. Yeah janet and Bern Nadette Stanis im looking at you two sisters!

  • davine puddin

    Cardi lumped generation y and z . Fixed that for her. Unfortunately it was us generation x that caused this mess

  • TransMichelle

    How is the empty headed Cardi turning her bad incident into something positive? She’s just a follower of white liberals. She probably never even voted before.

  • TransMichelle

    They cant’ answer. They just following behind white liberals.

  • TransMichelle

    They don’t care. These people follow anybody

  • Soda

    “For over 500 years, we’ve bled for the right to be seen as equals to yt people, to yt men,”
    —————————————————
    From a previous post today in reply to a negative comment about Black women: T Willis What??? • 3 hours ago
    Lol! I ain’t wanna take it “there” ? but yeah they could definitely use a few pointers from yt women.
    —————————————-
    By equal, do you mean for us to change to be like yt?

  • TransMichelle

    It’s the democrats who started all the chaos. So what is this empty headed chic saying? She’s a useful idiot that’s what she is.

  • Meme

    Why does her babys name sound like a std that is growing in a petri dish? Kulture Cephus (culture for syphilis)

  • FukkFolks2018

    And the original Bonita Applebaum. Aka as the current Mrs. Usher Raymond

  • davine puddin

    Qtip like usher had a thing for older women.

  • Meme

    Blue Ivy is beautiful in EVERY way kulture is also a beautiful baby but the name uuuggghhhh

  • Logan Roberts

    Chris Martin ?

  • Guest©

    You are a millenniel. I’m 32 and technically I’m one also but I don’t feel like one.

  • dontgetblocked

    As soon as it turns political, I turn it off. Just not interested.

  • Waya Hedia

    Oh yawn.. ok. which rights are being taken away from us?

  • Waya Hedia

    Just answer the question.

  • dontgetblocked

    This is a democracy built on capitalism. Money talks. In a capitalist society …you have the right to generate revenue. Healthcare is NOT guaranteed. That’s a communist or socialist society. Taxes are higher under socialism and wages are lower. That’s the trade off for healthcare and a free college education. Everyone gets a free education so salaries are much lower than in the US. This administration has strengthened the economy. Unemployment for blacks is the lowest it’s been in decades. The stock market is strong. Interest rates are low. Americans are accumulating savings. You can buy a house or car due the low interest rates. Black men were getting killed under Obama. Black on black crime is our number one killer.

    Don’t listen to the media. Take advantage of the good economy, build a savings, and buy a house. The same “white liberals” who complain about President Trump are quietly stacking their dollars from their jobs, created during this economy boom and going home to their big houses financed under low interest rates. Get yours before it’s gone!

  • T Willis

    Where are you getting these statistics from? Lowest unemployment? Huh? Where? The job creations STARTED under Obama. Policies that were put in place by Obama and continued under Trump. Again, what sources are you citing?

  • T Willis

    No. I’ll answer when you provide a sufficient response. I’m in no mood to counter strawmen arguments. You cant solicit votes on merit so you hide online behind strawmen arguments and buzz words like “white liberals”.

  • dontgetblocked

    There is no official age cutoff. It changes and varies. A good rule of thumb is 1977-1992 or 1980-mid 90s. Generation Z is mid 90s-on or 2000-on. It’s just a bunch of confusion.

  • dontgetblocked

    You need to do research on the unemployment rate. It’s easy to find. I guess you believe that Obama found and killed Osama Bin Laden. All that was done by the Bush administration and Obama happened to be in office when the hammer fell. Sorry, but Obama did very little for the economy. We had a sluggish recovery during his 8 years. He was more concerned with gays getting married and illegals becoming legal. But I’m not here to discuss Obama. That’s old news. Things are great now and I will continue to support the administration that is lining my pockets.

  • dontgetblocked

    She is pure trash. I’m worried about the fact that she has so many teens and adults following her. It’s shocking! The kids I understand but adults???

  • dontgetblocked

    There are some things you can’t fix. Fighting is a no-no in the real world. She lost a lot of support behind that fight. Also, people won’t want to work with her because she’s proud of what she did and would do it again. No one wants to work with someone who will mess up their money. A pretty dress and a so-so performance won’t fix the image problem she has now.

  • dontgetblocked

    WTF? You guys are the ones who didn’t vote.

  • T Willis

    So, let me get this straight. *I* need to research other people’s comments and opinions. However, when I make a comment encouraging folks to vote, I suddenly need to provide a research paper citing references? ?hmmm ok lol sis.

    See, this is why I don’t take folks on blogs seriously… ?

  • Li-Wright

    Is Cardi registered to vote?

  • TamG

    Edification. Please be specific. What “right has been taken” from you?

  • WhoKnew

    Is anyone listening to “my head still in a knot”, ‘knot today”, “knot tomorrow”, “my drawers are in a knot”, “can you knot call me knot head”, I am knot ever gonna try to break bad and fight again”, “can you knot call my drug addicted play huzzband the spade that he is (a drug addict)”, and lastly, can you knot talk about my play huzzband’s side chick? It makes the knot in my head bigger from anger”. IJS.

  • WhoKnew

    Knot.

  • Waya Hedia

    Yeah. just as I thought. Your little speech was cute but you can’t mention a single ‘right’ being taken away from you. I didn’t mention white liberals. So.. What you talkin’ bout Willis?

  • Waya Hedia

    If you don’t know what the current unemployment rate is then you’re willfully ignorant. You shouldn’t even be here commenting.

  • Waya Hedia

    Wow. You aren’t really serious are you?

    Job creations started under George Washington, if you want to play that game. Obama was economically inactive and mostly a deterrent to economic progress.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Yes

  • FukkFolks2018

    Black comedians been political since Dick Gregory tho.

  • Chrisian88

    Cardi been fighting. She care from love and hip-hop. Also why can male rappers fight and no one bats an eye, but when women it’s considered career ending?

  • Tell the truth

    Cardi looks cute ?? That’s all !!

  • Alextra Ballard

    *usher had a thing for older women*
    ..and don’t forget Herpes

  • Alicia.Ashe

    I kinda like those pants cardi has on.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Chiiile it sounds like a new disease..imagine yo Dr. tells you, ma ‘am you have contracted KultureCephus …you gon be like wdf isa KultureCephus?!?!?!

  • Alextra Ballard

    Her stylist is always on point

  • Alextra Ballard

    Chiiile,it’s not happ’n tidday!

  • FukkFolks2018

    Hell they can stab someone also in the industry… and still make it. Make it make sense

  • Faithz

    I personally don’t like either name, Just saying!

  • GuestSTAR

    Love me some Janet, seen her in concert a few times back in the day and she was great. With that said, she really needs a new stylist.

  • Malcom Flex

    Miss Jackson!
    F that retarded latina. She doesn’t even vote and can’t read it’s the dumbest celebrities that try to tell others to do what they don’t.

  • Malcom Flex

    If you’re a woman you’re lost. Women who fight are losers and can’t get good men. Notice Retardi’s man cheats all day?!

  • Malcom Flex

    THANK YOU.

  • WhoKnew

    LOL.

  • TransMichelle

    Yep but that’s what they want to promote. She’s part of the useful idiot club.

  • TransMichelle

    Men and women are viewed differently. Men fighting is viewed much like protecting their turf. If with war the men are drafted onto the battle field. Women fighting is viewed as bad because they’re supposed to be mothers and nurturers. Our children have nothing today.

  • Navybeans95

    Can’t hate on cardi, she clawed her way from broke skripper to super stardom…i don know how these folks live with the fame part…constantly under a microscope…I get mad when somebody speaks to me too early in the morning…js
    ….Janet looks Gooodt..?

  • bella28498 .

    Stick to gang banging cardi, I’m sure I don’t support what u support

  • Meme

    Heeheeehee ??, such a beautiful lil baby too

  • the guest

    Cardi B is a star.

    Janet Jackson is a legend.

    Love this post, beautiful photos and videos.

  • Malcom Flex

    You know Retardi don’t vote.

  • KB

    Some people are so quick to call someone ghetto or trash. Some people are doing the best they can with what they have and what they know. If Cardi gets connected to the right people, they can help her evolve into a more professional, well-spoken woman. Nicki Minaj is 37, she should be helping the younger women under her instead of bashing and talking about them. Reach back and help someone. I work with children that come from low income families but I am not about to pass judgment on them, I am going to help them as much as I can because they are the next generation that is coming up.

  • Malcom Flex

    Are you crazy? Retardi CAME AT NICKI throwing shoes like a common crackhead and left with a knot. That is BEEF that Retardi started who by the way she herself dissed a Black woman’s dead baby, it’s all over LSA. Yall who cap for Retardi will always get checked.

  • ALLMINE?

    Cardi b looks like she belongs on Telemundo

  • Malcom Flex

    Who can’t hate on Retardi? I can and do.

  • Navybeans95

    OK…lol, that’s cool…idc dude…

  • TheyDontHearMeTho

    Yal ain gon talk abt the shots fired ?

  • FukkFolks2018
  • FukkFolks2018

    She can if she wants

  • FukkFolks2018

    I can. Hennessey needs to STFU like Belcalis about what’s her face. Just like I ain’t say her name above, they keep this lady name in their mouth for no reason. Shade is best served subliminally

  • Rhyme and Reason

    There’s room for everyone!

    Cardi is a new superstar, she was plucked from the vine by the universe, and her seat at the table is hers! Any positive celebrity message is welcomed and needed because their followers can be influenced!

    Like Kim K helping to free the Black Grandma, but I don’t ride or cape for them because they’re the ideal, winning, anything light, and not black, etc., I appreciate all people, but not color struck!

    All the hate for Nicki, while loving and actually quite pleased with a Latino woman who has some messed views of black women is anybody’s choice or entitlement!

    I’m indifferent or neutral, but wish anyone who dare dream, the best!

    I remember how moral we were about Alicia Keys and condemning of Keri Hilson, or blamed and hated Rihanna for years! So I marvel, at us!

  • hi-liter

    Good Cardi. The guy in the WH shows you don’t have to be some articulate genius to even be POTUS. Use your platform and tell these young people to get out there and exercise their right to vote.

  • Yui

    I was so irritated when I found out I was one. I feel like I don’t have the traits. ?

  • KB

    I am not capping for Cardi at all. What she did was wrong and all I was saying before bashing someone get to know the history and try to help them. And, no thank you didn’t check me at all. It sounds like you having some growing to do if you think you are checking someone on a blog website for stating their opinions about someone or a situation.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Alot of folks who are registered to vote didn’t even bother voting in the last election.

  • Alextra Ballard

    I was actually speaking about Retardi b stylist

  • the chosen one

    Yes she does. She needs to change out that nose, too. Its tooted up in the air as if is sniffing for something.

  • Jussjess25

    One moment shes throwing shows cussing and carrying on and the next tellin people to go vote. Oh and telling folks shes no role model. Cardi sit yo ass down ?

  • Malcom Flex

    You sound like a CHILD. TF I need to waste time getting to know the history of a trashy azz hood stripper, LOL.

  • Jethro

    Martin’s ex-wife, Gwyneth Paltrow, tied the knot with producer Brad Falchuk in an intimate wedding ceremony at her East Hampton home on Saturday.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/04bb93b84922e7a62fa62e69475e84facd182f4f6fdcac90954299d30ba2488a.jpg

  • Stan4NoOne
  • FukkFolks2018

    I’m registered and I didn’t want to my dag on self either

  • Alextra Ballard

    Lol

  • KB

    No, you are the child. Enjoy your day. I have better things to do to than go back and forth with someone who uses caps in their posts to get their point across as if they are someone parent.

  • Greatgrape37

    Nicki is 35 and she does help younger ppl.

  • Kayke

    What in the cousin IT wig does she have on her head?

  • Ozad

    Janet showing plenty side boob to be a practicing muslim still

  • Reina1718

    Rite she was better off doin reggaeton

  • Reina1718

    Males get it too..look at chris brown

  • Reina1718

    She aint take her own advice cuz she didnt vote

  • Reina1718

    Yes unemployment is its lowest

  • Mind Yo Business

    Yes your vote matters so much. Laws have always centered around what black folks want. Duh that’s why we progressed so far and barely have any problems. Our politicians do their jobs! #sarcasm

  • ALLMINE?

    Lol.. I can’t

  • Vegas1989

    Amen!

  • Fated4greatness

    Could care less about Cardi B. I was waiting on Janet Damita Jo Jackson who slayed the stage!!

  • TheyDontHearMeTho

    No…like there were actual gun shots or loud bangs at the event that had ppl in a frenzy and security telling everyone to get down ?

  • http://www.missjhaneuniverse.com Monday

    She was at Paris Fashion Week wearing Dolce & Gabana and hanging with the main designer there, Same designers that folks said wouldn’t work with her. She got a line coming up with Tom Ford and also performed at Milan Fashion Week. Not sure why in America folks missed this. ?
    She is the same age at Ariana Grande who a few years ago wished death to her fans. Whites fight all the time at major event but hey have good pr to cover it. It is messed up of Nicki to have stir the pot as a “older Queen of rap” she should’ve been embracing a young sister in the making. Instead she find a good opportunity to keep the peace. Cardi new feature with Maroon 5 is her newest hit. I still support her

  • http://www.missjhaneuniverse.com Monday

    I meant instead Nicki decided to bash her more instead of promoting her own album that week on her radio show. Nobody cares about Nicki new album not even her so she had to find a way to be in the news as she is because of her talking bad about Cardi s Baby. Folks know Cardi will DEFEND herself& folks knows Nicki is a bully.
    Cardi will be fine. Hopefully she will be at the AMA and Grammy s and Superbowl. She is only on her first year.