The Bronx-born rapper made it clear that she doesn’t plan to let her pregnancy slow her down onstage during her set—the stage production alone reportedly cost $300,000—and delivered a seamless, star-studded performance that showed off her twerking skills.
Fans took note and many made jokes on Twitter while talking about how impressive Cardi’s performance was.
Cardi B fresh to the game and has more breath control than some of your favorite seasoned rappers.— Quenchi (@MrQuenchiAdams) April 16, 2018
And she's pregnant.
Yo. Shoutout to working moms. pic.twitter.com/WRIILJvdb6— Jasmyn (@JasmynBeKnowing) April 16, 2018
Beyoncé gets pregnant before Coachella: “I’ll just perform next year”— joe biden has dementia (@gxlf) April 16, 2018
Cardi B gets pregnant before Coachella: pic.twitter.com/aWK8dyaMZv
Y'all. pic.twitter.com/9bAatsJsH8— Jasmyn (@JasmynBeKnowing) April 16, 2018
Cardi B’s baby during her Coachella set pic.twitter.com/Qn1xcuSCRY— Clever Name (@constantsideeye) April 16, 2018
Cardi B’s baby during that performance pic.twitter.com/9Da8Kbr6Vt— congrats hun (@du_soleilx) April 16, 2018
Aside from her dancing skills, footage from Coachella shows that Cardi made plenty of jokes about her pregnancy throughout the evening, as well.
“I’m running out of breath,” Cardi joked, right before bringing G-Eazy onstage. “You know my pregnant ass. I need some friends to help me out. Give it up for my friend G-Eazy.”
And after she and YG performed “She Bad,” Cardi said, “And that’s how I got pregnant, y’all. Just like that.”
Aside from G-Eazy and YG, Cardi also brought out Kehlani, Chance the Rapper, and 21 Savage—all were collaborators on her new album.