October 27, 2017: Offset proposed to Cardi B.
Offset proposed to Cardi B onstage at Power 99’s Powerhouse concert in Philadelphia with a 20-carat diamond ring that he said cost “half a million.”
Offset later told Rolling Stone that he proposed to her because “she is real solid, came from where I came from, did what I did. She’s herself, man. I seen her develop from the trenches all the way up, and I like how she did it. I respect her grind as a woman.”
Cardi B later wrote in a since-deleted Instagram post: “Jesus Christ I’m so emotional, [Offset] I loveee you so much. Thank you for seeing the potential in me since you met me. For giving me advice molding me and loving me. Your such a amazing man to me your family, friends, kids and you are extremely talented. I can’t wait to spend FOREVAAAA with you. Let’s make a lot shmoney and love together.”
Months later, Cardi B would tell Jimmy Fallon during an appearance on “The Tonight Show” that she was surprised by the proposal and more specifically, the size of the ring.
“I mean, he always used to tell me, ‘I’m going to marry you. I’m going to marry you.’ And it’s just like, ‘Mmm. It’s the right thing to do,'” she told Fallon. “But I knew he was going to give me a very expensive gift because he wasn’t there for my birthday, but I thought he was going to give me a watch or something. He just went out of his way, okurrrrr!”
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