Cardi B requested primary physical and legal custody of her and her husband Offset’s daughter Kulture in a divorce petition filed Tuesday.
But now the Bodak Yellow hitmaker is reportedly looking to soften her approach after her lawyer filed a more aggressive petition than she expected.
The rapper now plans to seek a joint custody agreement with Offset, according to TMZ.
Softening: Cardi B, 27, plans to amend her divorce petition to request joint custody of her two-year-old daughter Kulture with her ex Offset, 28, despite originally requesting sole custody, accroding to TMZ; shown in December 2019
Cardi’s original requests in the petition would seem to suggest she doesn’t trust Offset’s ability to parent their child when she’s not around
However, sources close to her say it isn’t true, and that the rapper wasn’t aware her attorney was including the tough language.
Cardi is looking to keep the relationship amicable between her and Offset, and she has already contacted her lawyer to file an amendment for joint physical custody.
The original petition also requested child support from Offset, but the sources say that the amendment will exclude that language, as Cardi is making plenty of money on her own.
It’s unclear, however, if she still wants her soon-to-be ex to pay all of her legal fees and attorney’s bills during the divorce proceedings.
Although the Invasion Of Privacy rapper doesn’t seem to have been aware of everything that was in the document, it’s a common strategy for attorney’s to take a maximalist position at the start, with the knowledge that they’ll have to make compromises later in the divorce proceedings.
Change of plans: Sources close to the rapper say she didn’t know her lawyer put in the sole custody language and wants an amicable parenting relationship. She also won’t see child support anymore; shown in 2017
Although Cardi hasn’t spoken publicly about her divorce yet, her husband’s infidelity appears to have been the breaking point for the female rapper.
A source told People Tuesday: ‘Offset has pretty much cheated the entire time but Cardi looked the other way because of the baby. She also didn’t want to be embarrassed. But she’s had enough.’
In the September issue of Elle, Cardi spoke about her relationship and said her marriage with Offset has ‘a lot of drama.’
‘There’s always rumors about me and my husband, and I feel like people would rather start rumors because they want me to be heartbroken,’ she said.
‘They want me to be hurt. I do know that my relationship has a lot of drama and everything. But there’s a lot of love, there’s a lot of passion, there’s a lot of trust, there’s a big friendship. It’s always us against the world.’
Had enough: Offset’s infidelity was allegedly what drove her to file for divorce, though Cardi tried to ignore it for as long as possible for the sake of Kulture, People reported; pictured in 2018
Shock split: Cardi B filed for divorce from Offset in Superior Court, Fulton County, Georgia on Tuesday (the couple are seen here at a pre-Grammys party in January 2020)
The WAP rapper filed documents in Superior Court, Fulton County, Georgia on Tuesday under her real name — Belcalis Almanzar — as part of a divorce petition, according to TMZ.
She and Offset (real name: Kiari Cephus) married in a secret ceremony in 2017 and share two-year-old daughter Kulture.
In her divorce filing, Cardi B originally stated she ‘is seeking primary physical custody as well as legal custody’ of the couple’s child.
The Bronx-born recording artist had previously sought child support, although TMZ states the exact amount is unclear.
The court documents state that ‘there are no prospects for a reconciliation’ and that the relationship is ‘irretrievably broken.’
Divorce: Cardi originally requested ‘primary physical custody as well as legal custody’ of Kulture as well as child support and says the marriage is ‘irretrievably broken’ (the couple are pictured at their daughter’s second birthday party)
Cardi B and Offset’s romance: A timeline
Early 2017: Offset has a publicist arrange a dinner with a host of females including Cardi B. Later on he fondly recalled the evening, saying: ‘I was like I am like, damn I like her! S**t I like Cardi B!’
The couple pictured in September 2017
February 5, 2017: The couple are spotted at the Superbowl looking cosy. He later revealed this was their first date, saying: ‘That’s a power move!’
February 14, 2017: On Valentine’s Day, Cardi made the relationship official as she took to Instagram to share video from their Superbowl date and branded her new boyfriend ‘Babe’ in apparent firm confirmation.
May 1, 2017: The couple party together at the Met Gala after-party.
May 16, 2017: Cardi and Offset delight fans as they release their first collaboration, Lick, with a sizzling video to match.
July 24, 2017: Offset gifts his girlfriend a $60K diamond chain.
August 27, 2017: She is forced to shut down engagement rumours, as she…