Cardi B Thanks Tom Petty for Sending Her Flowers After the Grammys — Even Though He Died in 2017
Cardi B thanked the late singer after receiving a bouquet of flowers that came with a note quoting one of Tom Petty's songs
After winning her first-ever Grammy on Sunday — and becoming only the second woman to pick up the prestigious best rap album award — Cardi received many congratulatory messages and gifts, including one which she seemed to mistakenly believe was sent by the late singer Tom Petty.
“I left the room but the flowers were very big. I want to say thank you so much,” she continued, before thanking Petty for the “beautiful note” he included with the flowers.
The note — which read “You’ve got a big heart. So big it could crush this town” — are lyrics from the singer’s 1996 song, “Walls (Circus).” The confusion seemed to stem from the fact that the quote was attributed to Petty, whose name was printed on the bottom of the message.
“Motherf— love me, bro!” Cardi exclaimed at the conclusion of the video.
While it’s not immediately clear who did send the congratulatory bouquet to Cardi, many social media users were amused by the rapper’s mistake.
“Did Nicki Minaj do this to sabotage Cardi B?” they wrote, including a crying with laughter emoji. “Petty Level: Tom Petty.”
According to Hot New Hip Hop, over the weekend, Brown posted a since-deleted Instagram caption that appeared to suggest he wanted to send flowers to Cardi.
“Ima send ya girl flowers so she know I respect her,” Brown wrote.
Making their reconciliation red carpet-official, Cardi and the Migos rapper, 27, posed for photographers at Los Angeles’ Staples Center before leaning in to share a lick.
The “Bodak Yellow” hitmaker later pulled her husband onstage as she accepted her award, thanking baby daughter Kulture Kiari “because when I found I was pregnant, my album was not complete … we was like, ‘We have to get this album done so we can shoot these videos while I was still not showing,’ and it was very long nights.”
However, that night the musician and mother of one came home to perhaps her sweetest prize — her daughter finally said “mama” for the first time.
“After a week of only saying papa! She saying mama! Happy 7 months Kulture ! We love you,” the rapper captioned the clip, tagging husband Offset, sister Hennessy Carolina and the latter’s partner, Michelle Melo.
The 61st Grammy Awards, hosted by Alicia Keys, were broadcast live from Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 10, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBS.