Cardi B and her husband Offset are not only a hip-hop power couple, but also devoted fans of luxury fashion.
Their love for designers such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Versace are shown on their Instagram pages and incorporated into their lyrics.
Offset who is a member of the rap group Migos , even has a song called “Versace”, where the chorus is Quavo repeatedly chanting “Versace” with a few “woos” thrown in.
So, it’s no surprise that the couple wants their two-year-old daughter, Kulture Kiari Cephus to come through drippin’ and have her own collection of designers.
On July 15, Offset shared a video of himself gifting Kulture with her very first Hermés Birkin bag for her second birthday.
“Late is better than never I Birkin my baby,” Offset wrote as the Instagram video’s caption.
The video received haters, supporters and slightly amused but indifferent commenters who could care less about what Cardi and Offset bought their kid.
A day after the video was posted, Cardi B uploaded a series of videos on her Instagram story, defending her and her husband’s choice to give their two-year-old a designer handbag.
“When celebrities buy their kids jewelry and designer shit, people be like, ‘Kids don’t care about that. They only care about toys and candy,’” Cardi said. “Yeah, kids only care about toys and candy but the thing is, the kids also go outside. You know what I’m saying? Kids go to restaurants, kids go to fancy places, celebrity kids, they go do red carpets.”
The “Bodak Yellow” rapper went on to say that if she’s wearing designer clothes, then her kids will be wearing designers too. She also pointed out that she would receive tons of hate if she went out looking like a bad bitch and her kids were looking like bums.
“It’s not up to what the kids like. If it was the kids, they’d be outside in diapers,” she continued. “Because if I was looking like a bad bitch, expensive bitch and I have my kid looking like a bum bum, then y’all would be talking shit. So I’m not mad that daddy bought baby a Birkin. She’s gonna match mommy.”
I’m not the type of person to be in other people’s pockets and try to tell them what they should or shouldn’t buy.
But, it was kind of insensitive of Offset to post a video of him giving his toddler a handbag that costs at least $8,000 when millions of people have been laid off from their job because of COVID-19 and are struggling to pay their rent and stay financially afloat.
I also think that people should have the same energy for Cardi and Offset as they would for other celebs who post pics of their kids with designer bags.
Kylie Jenner has passed down her $30,000 Birkin bag to her daughter Stormi Webster, who she shares with rapper Travis Scott.
Jenner also posts the two-year-old’s growing Louis Vuitton collection on Instagram.
If I was a celebrity, I would buy my daughter a few designer mini bags because I think it’s absolutely adorable when little girls are dressed liked mini fashionistas, but I wouldn’t drop $30,000 on a Birkin bag because she could grow up and not be into purses.
I know Birkins have a great resale value, but still, buying a toddler a Birkin bag is a bit much and reeks of “I’m a celebrity who has money for the first time (doesn’t come from a family with generational wealth) and I’m here to stunt on all you broke hoes.”
I would be more lowkey and opt for a less expensive luxury bag, like a Louis Vuitton Nano Speedy or a Givenchy Baby Antigona.
Honestly, I’m not that impressed seeing celebrities kids having designer bags because thanks to luxury consignment sites like The Real Real and Fashionphile designer brands are becoming more accessible for us regular people who have some disposable income.
I would be more impressed if a celeb was able to get a designer to create a personalized handbag just for them or their kid.
That way, the item has more significant meaning and shows that you really are a part of the rich and fabulous.