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    Cardi B Gave Offset An Ultimatum When They Were Dating, And Talked About How It Worked Out

    "He was like, 'Alright, let's get married.'"

    Cardi B pulled back the curtain on her and Offset's relationship in a new interview, where she recounted personal anecdotes stretching back to the earliest days of their romance.

    Cardi B and Offset on the Grammys red carpet

    As you may recall, Cardi and Offset had already dated on and off for a while when the Invasion of Privacy artist announced they were expecting their first child together halfway through 2018. We found out shortly thereafter that the couple was actually married all along, and had tied the knot during a secret ceremony the previous September.

    Cardi B laughing

    Cardi and Offset now share two children — Kulture, who's 3, and Wave Set Cephus, whose name they just recently unveiled after welcoming him into the world last fall — and it turns out their decision to say "I Do" was closely intertwined with plans to start a family.

    Cardi B holding up a peace sign while Offset holds their daughter Kulture

    "We were making out, and he was like, 'You're going to have my baby one day,'" Cardi recalled in an interview with Essence for the magazine's latest cover story. She then, apparently, offered the Migos rapper an ultimatum.

    Cardi B and Offset holding hands

    "I was like, 'We ain't having no baby. You have to marry me,'" Cardi explained. "And he was like, 'Alright, let's get married.'"

    Cardi B and Offset smiling at each other

    She said they ultimately chose to exchange vows after Cardi referenced the marriage conversation again during an argument. "I was like, 'Let's just get married then. You said you wanted to marry me,'" she shared. "And we did."

    Cardi B and Offset sitting side by side in a stadium

    Cardi also reflected on how she and Offset have grown since their marriage began. "I feel like our first year, even though we were in love with each other, we had a lot of lust," she said. "We didn't really know each other like that, because he was doing four shows a week. I was doing four shows a week. We would see each other about three or four times a month."

    Cardi B and Offset standing under umbrellas and surrounded by a crowd of people

    These days, Cardi and Offset said they've found a healthy balance between their professional schedules and personal lives. "It might sound weird, but we don't always put love first— because sometimes, you can put love before work and mess up your career, because you're not focused," Offset noted in his own comments to Essence.

    Cardi B and Offset sitting next to each other at an event

    "Love is important, but if you've got that foundation, we should respect each other and what we have going on," he added. "I had never experienced a woman that was working like me and doing what I'm doing. It turns me on."

    Cardi B and Offset kissing

    Sounds like it all worked out! You can check out the rest of the interview here.