Cardi B dropped $80K on diamond jewelry for her 10-month old baby

Fashion Nova x Cardi B Collection Launch Party

Last week, Cardi B canceled some of her concerts because she said she needed more time to heal from her plastic surgery procedures. This is on-brand for Cardi, honestly – she turned up at the Billboard Music Awards with a new bust and obvious lipo, and she later talked about how she wants people to know it actually takes a while to recover from those kinds of procedures. So, with some time off, Cardi decided to do some shopping. Not for herself – for daughter Kulture:

Yep, that’s a now-deleted Instagram of a pair of diamond stud earrings and nine diamond tennis bracelets. Kulture turns one year old in July, so maybe they’re early birthday presents. While I think it’s dumb to bling out your baby, at the end of the day, I do believe jewelry is an investment, so it’s not like the money is a waste. Cardi captioned the IG: “Just spent a bag on my daughter, you know a bad b– gonna spoil. If I’m iced out my daughter gotta be too. YEUP IM BRAGGING CAUSE I BUST MY ASS TO DO SOO.”

Meanwhile, she has a new single, “Press,” coming out in a few days.

Fashion Nova x Cardi B Collection Launch Party

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  1. eto says:

    Last week, there was a post on how Celine Dion has 5,000 pairs of shoes in a warehouse and most the comments were ‘Yassss Queen’ or something in that vein. Wonder what the tone will be today?

    • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

      No one “needs” 5K pairs of shoes, I don’t care how much money you have. I’m sure she’ll never wear most of those. Celine has more than she and her kids, and her kids’ kids (eventually) will EVER need/spend. When people have SO much money they don’t know what to do with it, how ’bout doing some good with it?

    • The Dot says:

      I didn’t comment on the Céline thread but I see a huge difference between the two. One, Céline has been performing for decades. She’s likely been accumulating shoes for years, so it’s not as though she bought 5k pairs of shoes in one fell swoop. Second, if all the interest in Céline disappeared tomorrow, she would still have enough for herself, her children, her grandchildren, and probably several more generations to very comfortably live off. Cardi may be making money right now, but who’s to say it will last? People are already sick of her ish and she remains canceled for me since admitting to drugging and robbing men. I think the smarter approach would be to sit on that fortune, let it grow, and once she’s sure she’s not gonna be another flash in the pan/cautionary tale, then splurge.

    • Jane says:

      Celine Dion has been in the business for over 20 years. It makes sense for her to have that many shoes. Cardi been around for a only a couple of years and seems to burn thru money. Yes it’s her daughter, but realistically considering the size of her entourage, her future child support and spousal support to her future ex husband, legal troubles, and cancellations of shows, can she really afford to spend like this and upkeep in the long run? She gonna end up like Nicholas Cage if she don’t stop

    • Lilly says:

      There’s a huge difference between a middle aged woman who has been beyond successful and fabulously rich for over 40 years having lots of shoes, and a stripper-turned-recording-artist last year buying diamond jewelry for an infant. Especially when she cancels already scheduled concerts because she’s sore from her lipo/new boob job. N’est pas? And Celine has probably bought those shoes over a period of 40 years, too! And NO diamonds are not any kind of investment. Try to sell one of your diamonds, and you’ll see that no one will buy it, unless you sell it for about 20% of what you paid for it. It only retains value if you are a certified diamond merchant.

  2. DS9 says:

    Ain’t mad at her.

  3. (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

    Yes, I *KNOW* it’s her money, to do as she wishes, but damn woman…that $$$$$, donated to a women’s shelter, a children’s home, a food bank, could make a TON of difference!! A one year old doesn’t need $80K worth of diamonds! Seriously, you want to “bling her out”, wait till she’s old enough to know what it is. JMO, YMMV.

    • ByTheSea says:

      I’ll add clean water, menstruation supplies, education for girls in lesser developed nations…

    • Lilly says:

      OR…invest it? For her future? Diamonds are NOT an investment. Gold is (in the form of bullion or pure coins). Diamonds are not.

  4. Chisey says:

    I think giving babies jewelry winds up being a future gift. I got a bunch of jewelry for my baptism, some of which I’ve still never worn because I think it’s too nice. My mom put some of it on me for baptism pics and so all of them are of me trying to eat this expensive necklace. That bracelet looks sized for a baby though so maybe she intends for her daughter to wear it now? I hope she doesn’t eat them!

  5. Courtney says:

    Between this and the Celine post last week, we really need to get on raising taxes on the rich before there’s a revolution.

  6. Elkie says:

    MC Hammer. Google him Cardi!

  7. Snazzy says:

    She’s going to quickly veer to Toni Braxton territory – bankrupt with Gucci plates – if she’s not careful

  8. mk says:

    I love Cardi B, but we need to tax this at 90%, babies don’t need diamonds and millions in our country need healthcare and education.

  9. Usedtobe says:

    Meh, she should enjoy it now I supposed because in 20 years she will be nothing but a little blip on the radar.

    • BB says:

      20 years is generous…I bet she’s done in 5.

      • Usedtobe says:

        LOL, I totally was being generous! Was going to type 10 but then thought I’d be more generous. The only reason I went higher than 10 is because Icky Minaj is still a thing…

  10. Grumpier than thou says:

    Meh. It’s her money, and jewellery will hold its value. Personally I hate the look of kids wearing jewellery of any kind but each to their own.

    • The Dot says:

      I hate hate HATE baby girls (and boys too, if I ever saw them) with pierced ears. It drives me up the wall. Let your children decide on their own when to poke holes in their bodies.

      And 80k for jewelry for a baby is a dumb decision. Buy the kid a couple toys and they won’t know the difference. The people who spend like this on their children aren’t doing it for their children, they’re doing it for themselves. Because their ego requires people to see and admire how much they spend on shit normal people wouldn’t even dream about. Cardi needs to be more careful or she will end up like all those one-hit wonders and professional athletes past their heyday: dead broke because they blew through millions.

    • ByTheSea says:

      But it doesn’t, really. You really never get back the money you invest in jewelry, unless it’s gold. Diamonds aren’t worth much on resale.

    • Lilly says:

      Diamonds DO NOT hold their value. Try to sell your diamonds, and see if you get even a fraction of what you paid for them. Gold is the only thing that will hold value after it’s melted down and the alloys removed.

  11. Jb says:

    Waiting for the I’m broke stories a la MC hammer. Hopefully she has someone actually helping her invest in actual you know investments (real estate, stocks) and not diamonds and fancy cars she doesn’t know how to drive. But we shall see as usual….

  12. ME says:

    She could pay back the men she robbed…lol attack me all you want but it’s just funny how that story got swept right under the rug ! The media/public have “cancelled” people for far less.

    Anyways, since he knows what being “broke” feels like, has she donated any money to homeless shelters or any charity yet? I hope so.

  13. stinky says:

    (everyday jewelry does NOT hold its value – spectacular ooak picees from a collection? yes)

  14. Patty says:

    Diamonds are not an investment! The diamond market is artificially controlled by a “legal” cartel that uses very effective ad campaigns to keep demand high and supply artificially low to make more money. Diamonds do not have good resell value. It’s a huge waste of money but it’s her money to waste. I think it’s dumb as f**k and I wouldn’t do it but alas it’s not my money.

    • minx says:


    • Lilly says:

      There was a documentary about it a few years ago. Unless you are a certified gemologist selling to other certified gemologists, you get about 20% of the value of the diamond when you try to sell it.