Tryna party with Cardi? Well find out how you can turn up with the “Money” rapper on a cruise. Plus, see Ciara slay her first ever InStyle cover and shoot inside…
Cardi B wants to turn up with her fans this summer. And y’all already know it’s gonna be LITTY.
The “Money” rapper will be headlining an adults-only Hip Hop cruise this summer with DJ Khaled and Post Malone. She confirmed her involvement via an Instagram video that shows an animated Cardi lounging with a drink in her hand.
“The Days of Summer Cruise Fest” will set sail on June 28th from Miami for four-days and three-nights of non-stop partying. The boat, called the Carnival Victory, will travel to two different locations in the Bahamas before returning to Florida on July 1st.
Guests will enjoy a world-class spa, casino, 24-hour dining, and drinks at one of the vessel’s six bars, including a tequila bar and a station where you pour your own beer. Word?
Sounds like the perfect summer girls getaway, right? By the way, you must be at least 18-years-old to attend. You MUST be 21 years of age (on embarkation day) to travel on your own. Guests under the age of 21 MUST travel with a relative or guardian 25 or older.
Bardi, Khaled and Post Malone have already made plans for the cruise and more acts may be added to the line up.
If you’re trying to go, secure your bags or make some money moves. An interior cabin with four people starts at $1,062.50 per person. A suite for only two people will cost at least $3,500 per person.
Get your tix and all the information you need to go here.
On the magazine front…
Ciara is heating up the magazine circuit with a new cover.
The “Greatest Love” singer posed it up for her first ever InStyle cover and shoot for the magazine’s April 2019 issue. Inside, she opened up about when she knew her husband Russell Wilson was the “one,” balancing her marriage and parenthood, how she got over her ex-fiance Future, her grueling post-pregnancy workout regimen (after giving birth to baby Sienna Wilson), and more.
Below are the highlights:
On meeting her husband/Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and abstaining from sex until they got married:
When mutual friends introduced Ciara to Wilson, their connection was immediate and undeniable. She knew she’d found the one. “We both knew,” she says, wistfully recalling their first date in March 2015. “We both had that light-bulb moment.” A year after their momentous dinner, the two married in a fairy-tale ceremony at a castle in Cheshire, England. The bride wore an elaborate, heavily embellished lace gown that took former Roberto Cavalli creative director Peter Dundas months to make. Afterward, the couple honeymooned at a private game reserve in Botswana.
“He’s my sounding board for pretty much everything I do in my life,” she says. “He doesn’t want to see me fail. He’s got my back. That’s an awesome feeling.”
Citing religious reasons, the Wilsons famously abstained from premarital sex during their whirlwind courtship, which was definitely a challenge, she admits. “That took a lot of prayer,” the singer says only half-jokingly. “It was hard. I can’t lie.”
On how she and Russell balance their marriage and parenthood:
When I ask how she and her husband manage high-wattage professions and parenthood, she says that they believe in “organized chaos.” What does that look like, exactly? Consistent sleep schedules for their kids, morning drop-offs at school, bedtime stories, visits to dance recitals, and lots of FaceTime. “I feel unbalanced if I’m not around them for a decent amount of time,” Ciara says, “and I can’t function to the best of my ability.” She also steadfastly refuses to sign autographs or pose for photos when she’s in “mommy mode” with her children. “I want that time to be as normal as possible for them.”
On whether she and Russell will be having more kids:
“I want to have as many kids as I can,” she reveals. “My kids keep me young. They keep me active. They give me purpose. They just make it all make sense.”
On how she got over her ex-fiance Future after they called it quits:
After her relationship with rapper Future, the father of her son, crashed spectacularly in 2014, Ciara decided it was time for some serious introspection. She prayed for answers, searched for lessons in the wreckage of her tumultuous breakup, and focused exclusively on taking care of her child and “getting myself right,” she says. “If you want to get somewhere in life, you’ve got to have a compass. You’ve got to know where you really want to get to. And my heart, soul, spirit, and mind just desired to be loved. To be truly loved the right way.” Knowing what she wanted was as important as discovering what she could no longer tolerate. “I knew I didn’t want to cry tears of hurt anymore,” she says. “I didn’t want to keep going around in circles.”
On her post-pregnancy workout regimen:
Celebrity body sculptor Gunnar Peterson designed a calorie-massacring regimen to help her get back into fighting shape. Mornings consisted of weight lifting. Afternoons were dedicated to high-intensity treadmill workouts that alternated with lung-crushing sprints and light jogs. Evenings were spent riding her Peloton bike for 30 to 45 minutes. All the while she continued to nurse newborn Sienna. “I would wake up in the morning, breastfeed, eat a small meal, go train, come back home, pump, eat a small meal, breastfeed, eat lunch, and then go train again.” Having reclaimed her pre-baby waistline, she now has daily 90-minute workouts with trainer-to-the stars Decker Davis that are scaled back in intensity and primarily for maintenance. “I truly believe that self-love is key,” she says. “And my definition of self-love is taking care of myself.”
Still no prayer. We’re still waiting sis.
You can read her full interview here.
Watch the Crunk ‘N B Princess bust out some dance moves to every genre during the shoot below:
Speaking of the Wilsons:
Their family vacay was LIT!
Photo: Cardi’s IG