Cardi B cleaned up nicely for the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Monday. The 25-year-old Bronx rapper wore a crushed velvet fuchsia off shoulder frock for her first red carpet appearance since giving birth to daughter Kulture last month.

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Cardi trolled the MTV audience by pretending to carry her infant daughter out onstage.

Then she opened the blanket to reveal a MTV moon man award, which MTV is now calling a "moon person" trophy to avoid a liberal meltdown in Hollywood.

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  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    This smoking commercial tho......She looks nice and my daughter just muted Nicki lol

  • Reenaface

    She actually looks classy. I like the maroon crush velvet dress.And the short do fits her face.

  • Reenaface

    Lol! Nikki has been doing the most lately. I'm glad someone muted her.

  • missmiami305

    Omg u heard it too? The one about ?.

  • Wreckognize Game

    Nice Cardi.?

  • hi-liter

    Nicki’s azz and hips are going to explode if she continues to stuff them.

  • missmiami305

    Omg I saw that. Like yooooooooo those hips. That’s why she’s been concealing her lower half as best she could. Did u spot the scar in the front?

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Cardi looks beautiful in both outfits.

  • missmiami305

    I noticed several celebs wearing Versace tonight.

  • missmiami305

    Jlo with the white fur?????. She sounds like she’s been taking singing lessons lol. She doing a mini concert ??. Lawd JaRule????.

  • justlooking

    Jenny pulling it off, for almost 50. Not mad.

    43 year old Alex looks happy he hitting that.

  • missmiami305

    Ohhhhhh she got the Vanguard award. That’s why she performed a mini concert lol.

  • BingBangBoom

    Like they selling it at Marshall's or TJ Maxx

  • BingBangBoom

    Why Cardi giving me John Leguizamo in To Wong Foo.. Chiles... this the VMAs.

    JLO was everything tonight. Gave me early 2000s.

  • MJ

    Titties looking right

  • missmiami305

    Ariana can sing her butt off.

  • justlooking

    They do sell it tJMaxx in certain areas.

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Yes lol ???

  • MRiGOThim

    Chi Chi Rodriguez come thru!!!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Pixie looks cute on Cardi .... ? I ain't watching this doe ... Headed to bed... I ain't got time. .

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    She can

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Didn't he lol

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    That's how they be on vh1 with the Gucci

  • BingBangBoom

    What?!!! I didn't know that. Heyyyy now

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Goodnight Jenie ?my daughter who is doing my hurr is watching sigh...

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    She's 23 and says she's mean spirited.

  • BingBangBoom

    Am I the only one that cringes every time Cardi says her acceptance speeches?

  • missmiami305

    What in the entire hell did I just witness?. Is that all? Travis Scott was running around like a moon man in his fake brother in law space shoes or sum ?????. Kylie really think she got the prize ???. She looked like a 30+ YT old YT woman

  • hi-liter

    Chile my eyes ain’t that good....but yeah, she’s literally a damn cow. She look like she wearing a fat suit.

  • missmiami305

    Nope!

  • BOSS

    Cardi looks ? damn good! SLAAAAYYY B?TCH!

  • missmiami305

    Gn! I got stuck cuz I was watching preshow lol

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    That Jlo look will have a meme

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Well you can tske the chick out the hood....that was a bit murch....

  • missmiami305

    Who is that chick next to Gucci? Auntie, I guess u were wrong cuz Cardi just said”Hey husband” as Offset beamed from ear to ear ???????

  • missmiami305

    I missed it lol

  • missmiami305

    Yeah, she did look cute.

  • missmiami305

    ???????

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Lol Twitter thugery will be at an all time high tonight.

  • missmiami305

    When you’re young short hair ages u

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    She called Nicki a bit!@....in her acceptance speech according to Choke 23 lol I don't know what's going on.

  • missmiami305

    Wheeeeeeet! Dayum! I wish I could log on Twitter ?. How tf I miss that. Anyway, Offset gives me IKE Turner vibes lol.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    That's called keeping up pretenses.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Somebody is a miracle worker because she looked a pure mess this morning.

  • Juliaquan C Spain

    That Nikki ass look ridiculous retarded.......alt to be a shame.

  • missmiami305

    Wtf is up with Madonna standing up there looking like a Shaman with gold teeth. I seriously believe she is drinking those twins blood.

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    I honestly don't know one of them new fangled rappers from another. Lol

  • missmiami305

    Cardi babydaddy/husband ?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    She won an award? For what?

  • Joy King

    I'm so proud of Cardi. She looks beautiful and classy. She's maintaining her vibrant personality but her style is reflecting a wonderful transition, into being a mother and wife. Kudos Cardi.

  • The Goode Queen

    Proud of Cardi with her mature,classy, but still sexy look.

    That Nikki.......that butt.....?

    "You can't buy this, BITCH" haaaaaaaaaaa

    Nikki actually said something slick first when she got her award. But, I love the way cardi Carrie's her umbrella for the shade,

  • Tammie Reed

    Cardi B did that, she looked lovely!

  • missmiami305

    I missed all of the shade and I was watching. Wtf! The good ish happened whenever I walked away lol. Nicki was talking about Charlemagne because he gave her donkey of the day. So she is gonna do something similar on her show.

  • Logan Roberts

    Retardi looks very nice. Damn makeup does wonders for some folks.

  • BingBangBoom

    Lmao!

  • Alextra Ballard

    Umma give Cardi her props...that red dress and shoes are everything!! Her body is on point

  • SemajBeyPhilly

    Cardi looked so freaking good. That short hair on her was perfection. Cmon Cardi!

  • EMILY POST

    She looks nice gotta give her props...
    LMAO did MTV really have a catergory video with a message. LOL OMG LAME Wait and didnt he take that song from somebody....

  • justlooking

    Gucci and Valentino

  • free

    i might be forced to say cardi is winning but i'm not ready yet.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Cardi looks so good!

    “Moon person” is COMICAL! Do better y’all LOL.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Belcalis better come through!

  • missmiami305

    There was a clip of Cardi curving Offset via YouTube, after she was done revealing the moonMan and man oh man he looked like he was annoyed by it. Someone sitting next to him recording it from the floor. I wonder if he is physically abusive.

  • missmiami305

    IKR I am so over that crap. Issa moonMan lol. Always has been.????

  • missmiami305

    Nah she not lol

  • missmiami305

    ????Yup u ain’t never lied auntie. Living a lie solely for the camera.

  • Kimocha

    I liked BOTH dresses she wore... very nice.

  • Kimocha

    I just knew in my heart that he would eventually get jealous of her success... if he's not physically abusive he will start with the verbal abuse first...... Another Whitney and Bobby in the making...smh

  • BloodBlood

    She looked great in both dresses

  • xenaD

    That’s y they kept saying moon person... *thinks back to *nsync... ?we gotta mood man we gotta moon man ? * LoL
    I guess were not identifying sexes anymore lol lordt

  • Yoni7

    Come thru short wig! *runs fingers thru hair to get the Cardi effect* LOL

  • Kimocha

    Soooo... How long do ya'll think it will take for Offset to get jealous of Cardi's success? Because she is definitely out-shining him.... I see another Whitney and Bobby in the making.....

  • Reenaface

    Wise girl.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    I liked her red dress, but that 27 piece should have stayed at the beauty supply.

  • Kim’s Original Face

    Yes Cardi kept it classy ??

  • Rayne

    She looks very pretty here.

  • RespectSelf

    She really looked nice with the short cut and dresses

  • hottlanta

    She looks fab. What the hell did the world best black female comedian handpicked by white folks tiffany haddish have on.

  • Ni Ni

    Dressing classy looks great on her. This is not the first time that she's looked gorgeous in a gown. If she keeps it up, her whole mentality will hopefully change. Both dresses, hair make-up... absolutely stunning.

  • Coco Mcluvin

    She looked beautiful in both dresses ?

  • Trace da Ace

    Cardi looked so pretty last night....I actually watched bits and pieces to see what she was going to do and Nikki performance...it would have been dope as hell if they would have performed together....showing real unity among female rappers....but I knew that was asking for to much....smh

  • Trace da Ace

    she won for best new artist and the song she did with Jlo

  • Dr. P

    She should have stayed her ass at home

  • Renee26

    I absolutely love this look!

  • Renee26

    ? she yt pepo current token black girl you say??

  • Guest

    Cardi looks so pretty!

  • KayCal

    I am not a fan of hers, but she sure looked gorgeous! It was refreshing to see her attire after seeing all the half naked pictures of everyone else.

  • SpillyNillie

    Cardi looks good and what not...

  • missmiami305

    ?????

  • missmiami305

    Lmao at the whatnot

  • missmiami305

    I have always felt like they were new Whitney and Bobby lol. Idk if the video is correct or just reaching because there are others from that night and they seem fine. It was just awkward

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    Belcalis Looks amazing! Body already on point and legs for days! Very classy look.

  • Hotfiyah

    You did and watched her...FOOL!!!

  • Wayup!

    OH ok.. which one is the singer?

  • Wayup!

    ***B.I.NG.O.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Always WILL BE dammit ??????

  • Applebum

    She was so awkward on stage. The audience was not feeling her “humor” last night. That skit wasn’t funny. The look on Offset and Quavo’s faces were priceless. There’s tension between them. Looks like they were told to makeup before the night is over.

  • MsVAllDay

    She looks awesome here! I like Cardi and I'm here for her complete evolution.

  • missmiami305

    All facts??????. Sometimes she is loud for no reason. I can’t see her hosting anything with that demeanor

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 4FlavorsOfMe CreoleMami

    I wish they could unite as well but seems like the beef is steady brewing... I love both ladies but I just want Nicki to tell the world it is really Atlantic records she mad at and Cardi represents Atlantic.. I cant remember who it was that posted about Atlantic coming to them trying to make a deal and they told her they wanted to make "the next nicki" was it Iggy Azealea? Im not sure but from that moment on its been on and popping with this beef.. last night I saw everyone talking about they have unfollowed each other smh I think these kids them young fans are the one boosting a lot of this beef... im an old head we didnt have all of this when I was young.. it was no choosing we can like who we wanted to like we didnt have to pick sides.. music now days is so different

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 4FlavorsOfMe CreoleMami

    Def some tension... I felt it too...

  • Tee Bullock

    She looks really nice here!

  • Jethro

    Those legs!!! ??? OWW!!!

  • Rodmilla De Ghent

    She cleans up well

  • Chocolate Bliss

    She looked very feminine. Like a lady.

  • Tlowe89

    She looks good

  • Li-Wright

    She looked good.

  • Li-Wright

    How she got married to that low-life....but birds of a feather....

  • JENNYJONES1

    IT'LL NEVER HAPPEN B/C NICKI WANTS ASS KISSING AND I'M THE BOSS/QUEEN BS WHICH CARDI AIN'T NEVER GOING FOR B/C SHE'S HER OWN BOSS AND NOT BOWING DOWN TO NO ONE EXCEPT LIL' BABY KULTURE. LOL!!!!.........JENNY JONES!!!

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    I'm here for her energy, although, I would prefer not to listen to her speak.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Thanks.

  • Malcom Flex

    Retardi is not black. Only one BW won an award. Next, black males will be erased from hiphop, it's coming. You can't erase the women of a race without erasing the males.

  • http://educate-empower.org Educate2Empower Inc.

    Can't co-sign on this heavy n-word abuser in any way! Additionally, the female bashing is over the top.

  • LP

    Say what you will, but I've always liked her over the top personality even before the fame. She was the friend you loved to have but your mom hated lol I thought she looked really pretty and grown up. She seems like a genuine person and I think that's why she's been so successful.

  • http://educate-empower.org Educate2Empower Inc.

    Ok, but how anyone can really be ok with these lyrics (once you actually READ them) is saying a lot. The n-word in EVERY song and where's the love for females? http://www.educate-empower.org/uploads/1/0/3/0/103064148/invasion_of_privacy_lyrics.pdf

  • http://educate-empower.org Educate2Empower Inc.

    Yikes! These lyrics though. Come on peeps, you know better! http://www.educate-empower.org/uploads/1/0/3/0/103064148/invasion_of_privacy_lyrics.pdf

  • LP

    I'm almost 40, so I don't really listen to rap anymore. However, when I do it's usually from my era and we were disrespecting women and dropping the n-word just as hard. I never said anything about her lyrics, but to be fair rap is rap. Sex and violence sells. I can't criticize Cardi B when I was P-poppin to Trina and Lil Kim back in the day. That would make me a hypocrite. Females have to love themselves and that is no easy feat. Women have the weight of the world on their shoulders.

  • LP

    Hip Hop still has a Black face, but look at how many non-Black Hip Hop artists there are. Music is evolving. You have to support your Black artists if you want them to succeed.

  • http://educate-empower.org Educate2Empower Inc.

    We can all evolve REGARDLESS of what we did in our past or what we are doing NOW. Life is all about learning, growing, changing, and doing better when we know better. Taking the easy way out is not what life's about it.

  • LP

    You're absolutely right. I'm just saying this isn't new. I've grown up and now I want to preach (it's a cycle). These kids like what they like. It's up to parents to teach their kids how real adults are supposed to conduct themselves. Music is always gonna be around to influence. I like Cardi B but my kids would never catch me playing her music around them, because THEN I'd be condoning her lyrics.

  • http://educate-empower.org Educate2Empower Inc.

    Can't support them if they're putting out nonsense though. The 3 major record labels appear to only push Black artists who are talking loud and saying nothing, as James Brown sang. We have to demand better and realize quality music is a must, especially for our youth.

  • http://educate-empower.org Educate2Empower Inc.

    I hear you. But I think what we have today is worse than it's ever been. We have some evil dudes running things. You don't get this negativity in country or pop music. And even, as adults, if we actually READ Cardi B's lyrics, we'd have to say hmmmm. #OneLove