Offset Reveals How He and Cardi B Balance Their Rap Careers and Parent Their 'Heart' Kulture

Cardi B gave birth to her and Offset's first child together — a baby girl named Kulture Kiari in July 2018

To say the last few months for Offset and Cardi B have been busy would be an understatement.

With Cardi’s big Grammy win in January to the release of Offset’s solo album Father of 4 in February, the couple, who tied the knot in 2017, hardly get a break.

So, when it comes to making time for their 8-month-old baby daughter Kulture Kiari, Offset, 27, tells PEOPLE, “To us, it’s about time.”

“I devote the most time I can to my kids,” Offset explains ahead of his performance at the McDonald’s All American Games halftime show alongside his group the Migos.

“My wife and I make sure we’re always around our daughter. It’s about time. Time is more important than money.”

Offset also has three children — Jordan, Kody and Kalea — from previous relationships.

In addition to being a father, a lot has changed for Offset since he, Quavo and Takeoff released their breakout hit “Versace” in 2013.

“You don’t have as much privacy as you want,” Offset says of being famous and having eyes on him at all times.

However, Offset admits there is an upside to living life in the spotlight.

American Music Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 09 Oct 2018

“The good thing is I get to motivate young kids. We’re a big influence. I recently met a fan at a meet-and-greet in Denver and he got my face tattooed on his arm,” Offset recounts.

For the Atlanta-born rapper, connecting with fans is what it’s all about, which makes his halftime performance all the more exciting.

“It feels amazing to be able to perform,” Offset says of the gig. The McDonald’s All American Games is an all-star basketball game played each year for American boys’ and girls’ high school basketball graduates.

“I always went to school with basketball players who were on the team, so it’s cool to see. We’re for the culture. We’re for the youth. A lot of these guys use our music to get ready and stay motivated,” Offset explains.

As if Offset’s plate could get any fuller, the Migos are gearing up to release their highly anticipated album Culture III.

“We’re whipping it up. It’ll be 2020. We’re coming with the bang bang. I want the album to be the best so that’s going to take a little more time,” Offset says.

In addition to his career and parental duties, Offset appears to be in a good place with wife Cardi after the two briefly split in December.

On Wednesday, Offset shared a sweet photo of himself carrying Cardi on his back as she flashes a wide smile at the camera.


Last week, the Atlanta-born rapper opened up about his controversial decision to crash Cardi’s concert stage and beg his wife for forgiveness following their brief split last year.

“I love my wife, so it’s serious — it’s not a game to me,” Offset said on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, explaining to host Ellen DeGeneres why he chose to go public with his apology to Cardi.

“We have schedules and we have shows and I just felt like … I can’t give that break between time, so it’s my forefront, I step to it as a man to say I’m wrong,” he said. “I step to it as a man, and you don’t have to take me back but I just want you to know I love you and I care and I’m putting it all out on the table.”

During one of Cardi’s concerts in December, stagehands rolled out boxes of roses that spelled out “Take Me Back Cardi,” before Offset appeared, carrying a bouquet of white flowers. The “Take Me Back Cardi” flower arrangement from Venus ET Fleur was worth $15,000, the company later confirmed to PEOPLE.

42nd Annual McDonald's All American Games
Takeoff, Quavo and Offset at the 42nd Annual McDonald’s All American Games at State Farm Arena. Paras Griffin/Getty Images for McDonald's
42nd Annual McDonald's All American Games
Quavo, Takeoff and Offset perform during the 42nd Annual McDonald’s All American Games. Paras Griffin/Getty Images for McDonald's

Offset then proclaimed “in front of the world, I love you” into a microphone.

Fans criticized the rapper for the public stunt, but Offset addressed his move on social media at the time, tweeting, “All of my wrongs have been made public, I figure it’s only right that my apologies are made public too.”

In January, PEOPLE confirmed Offset and Cardi were back together.

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