Photo by Annie Leibovitz for Vogue
Cardi B and Offset turned to the church to help save their failing marriage after she caught him cheating on her.
The hip-hop power couple tied the knot in September, 2017. They welcomed their first child, daughter Kulture Kiari Cephus in July, 2018. But by December 2018, the "Bodak Yellow" rapper announced she and Offset had parted ways.
Cardi B and Offset, both 27, reconciled months later, thanks to priests who made house calls.
In a cover story interview for the January 2020 issue of U.S. Vogue magazine, Cardi confessed she tuned to priests to help restore her faith in men.
"Everybody on social media acts like relationships is perfect," she said in her familiar broken English. "Everybody has issues. I believe in forgiveness. I prayed on it. Me and my husband, we prayed on it. We had priests come to us. And we just came to an understanding like, bro, it's really us against the world," she said.
On the cover, Cardi cradles her 16-month-old daughter in her lap. She wears a red polka dot dress. Her legs spread open seductively. She wears her black, straight hair slicked back. Her and Kulture's baby hairs are laid to perfection.
Defending her decision to stand by her husband, Cardi added, "people were so mad at me; a lot of women felt disappointed in me."
She addressed her female fans who may find themselves in a similar situation.
"If you love somebody and you stop being with them, and you're depressed and social media is telling you not to talk to that person because he cheated, you're not really happy on the inside until you have the conversation."
Despite new rumors that Offset cheated on her again, she added: "He has my back for everything, I have his back for everything."
Vogue cover credits: Michael Kors Collection dress. Cartier earring and rings. Tiffany &Co. bracelet. Jimmy Choo shoes. Hair, Tokyo Stylez; makeup, Hannah Murray. Fashion Editor: Tonne Goodman. Photographed by Annie Leibovitz, Vogue, January 2020