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Cardi B Fans Are So Happy For Her New Baby But Are Already Clowning On Her For Her Name

Fans have been patiently waiting for Cardi B to have her baby and the day has finally come. On July 10, Cardi B and Offset welcomed Kulture Kiari Cephus to the world. Cute, right? Well, the Internet is always a crazy place and once you release something on the Internet people are bound to react. That is exactly what happened when the world learned Kulture’s name. Here are just a handful of reactions from the Internet about Kulture Kiari Cephus.

Cardi B and Offset welcomed Kulture Kiari Cephus into the world.

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Caption: Kulture Kiari Cephus 07/10/18???????? @offsetyrn. What a beautiful moment for the new mom.

Some fans were so excited just to see the new baby.

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Big congratulations, you two. The birth of a child is one of the greatest moments in life. Pure joy and love.

But others just couldn’t get past the name.

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Tbh, celebrities have long been giving their children unexpected names. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West named their children North and Saint. Beyoncé named her first child Blue Ivy. How is Kulture that different?

Like, people were just so confused.

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You could hear the eye rolls and facepalms everywhere you went after the news dropped. But, again, other celebrities have used truly weird names for their children.

Then came the jokes.

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That’s crazy. You might want to get your house checked by a priest if furniture is floating around. It’s not a normal thing to happen.

Twitter users even found Harry Potter references inspiration.

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Who here is a Harry Potter fan? If that’s you, then you understand just how easily Kulture Kiari Cephus could be a spell.

The baby’s name has already started to become an urban legend.

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Now all Cardi B fans know what they have to do to get Cardi B to show up at their house. Now watch all her fans try this summoning charm.

The overall theme, however, is just astonishment.

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It just wasn’t what anyone was expecting. Like, at all. But at the same time, it is kind of cute so who knows how you should really feel.

Everyone is assuming that those Kardashian ladies are quaking.

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No, Kris. You don’t get to corner the market for names that start with “K.” Anyone can name their child what they want.

Some true fans pointed out that the name is not a surprise considering the parents’ names.

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This tweet really does clear things up. Like, Kiari Cephus are family names now, thanks to Offset. How many of you are walking around with names passed down from generation to generation.

People were recreating some of the most famous memes because Twitter.

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Surely there were several people to had to really squint to figure out the name. This man couldn’t have been the only one.

The name has even inspired non-fans to give Cardi B some love this week.

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You just have to respect Cardi B’s commitment to living her best and most authentic life. Be like Cardi B, y’all.

There might also be some concern brewing here.

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Though, it would be more interesting if you think she named her child Culture instead of Kulture. Like, there is no way to know that there is a “K” instead of a “C” if you don’t say so.

Cardi B’s fans started to respond to the chatter on Twitter as if speaking as Cardi B.

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That’s right. Imagine a young Cardi B being questioned about her choices. Surely she would not take things lightly when questioned.

Some people can’t be fooled and realized the Offset might be after free press.

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In case you didn’t know. Offset is a member of the band Migos. They have three albums and their second is called “Culture” and their third is called “Culture II.” Maybe he was looking for free press.

Yeah, fans aren’t fooled by the name.

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Hopefully that’s not where the name came from but we have to wait for Cardi B to explain the name choice before we know the truth.

This user totally understood the importance of the name Cardi B and Offset chose.

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Could you imagine being a Jennifer or a Yolanda in a home with Belcalis and Kiari? That would be so boring.

Others just made their own joke names.

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Some people didn’t get the joke, obviously. Clearly the Twitter user knows how to make comedy totally unaccessible.

A few brave souls didn’t think twice about the name and just wanted to know about Cardi B.

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It would be pretty amazing to at least hear the audio from the delivery room. She already has the greatest sound library at her vocal cords. We just want to hear her when she is under pressure.

But the greatest thought of all is this one right here.

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It would be pretty awesome to see that your mom was owning the music charts when she was pregnant with you.

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Naya Rivera’s Ex-Husband Responds to “Illogical” Rumors About His Relationship With the Late Actress’s Sister; ‘I can’t believe this is real life’

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Naya Rivera’s Ex-Husband Responds to “Illogical” Rumors About His Relationship With the Late Actress’s Sister; ‘I can’t believe this is real life’

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In a video posted to Instagram on Tuesday, Naya Rivera’s ex-husband Ryan Dorsey offered insight into his life after Rivera’s tragic death in July. He also explained how difficult it has been for him to raise a grieving child in the midst of his own battle with grief.

In the emotional video, Dorsey also responded to the haters who have criticized his decision to move in with Naya Rivera’s sister, Nickayla Rivera, in order to help care for his son, Josy. He condemned the “ill-advised, illogical, misinformed” rumors that painted his relationship with Nickayla as anything but platonic.

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The video came in the wake of several salacious headlines and quotes from “sources” who dubiously claimed that Dorsey and Nickayla Rivera were “fooling around”, “chatting” and “obviously helping lift each other’s spirits.”

In his Instagram video, Dorsey offered further insight into his decision to move in with Nickayla Rivera.

“[Josey] asked me if Titi can live with us…because she’s now the closest thing that he has to a mom,” he said. “Because you’re going to need all the help you get as a single parent, trying to build your career, and navigate this disaster with your child. You deal with it every hour of every day for 80-plus days now.”

 “After all he’s had to go through, how could you deny him that? And because of what? What some strangers might think or say?” he asked.

Dorsey explained how he has had to help his son cope with the death of his mother.

“You tell him [Naya is] an angel now and she’s with God and she’s in heaven, and he says ‘I wanna go there. How do I get there?’ I wouldn’t wish that upon any of your ears to have to hear that. To hear those words come out of the sweetest soul you know.”

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Dorsey also explained how his grief has been magnified by photographers hounding him, trying to spin photos of him with Nickayla into a “false narrative”.

Initially, the negative press subsequently prompted a group of trolls and critics to leave a slew of hateful comments and messages on his social media. In Dorsey’s video, he revealed that he’s receiving “terrible messages” from strangers who are “wishing death” upon him for what they perceive to be inappropriate behavior.

But Dorsey explained to his followers that a romance is the last thing on his mind. “Talking about ‘relationships’?” he asked incredulously. “S—t man, I wish I was worried about a relationship right now, not thinking about this and living with this everyday.”

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Nickayla herself has also taken to her Instagram stories to defend herself from the trolls who are peddling a false narrative about her relationship with Dorsey.

“In the darkest time of my life, the only thing that is important is my friends & family,” she wrote. “I’m not concerned with the way things look because no one can see each agonizing moment we all endure.”

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Alaina Castillo’s New TikTok Video Is Empowering People To Embrace Their Latinidad

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Alaina Castillo’s New TikTok Video Is Empowering People To Embrace Their Latinidad

Not everyone has the privilege of growing up surrounded by their cultura, with parents there to pass on knowledge of traditions and customs from home. That, combined with heavily opinionated internet trolls, has led to many people struggling to feel confident in their identity. In a digital world that tries to force us all to fit into boxes, what does “Latino enough” mean and how do you know if you’re there?

Recently, we asked our Instagram community “what does being Latino mean to you?” and although some responses had details in common, for the most part they were as unique as every member of the community itself. There is no one definition of Latinidad, and therefore there is no way to measure what exactly makes someone “Latino enough.”

We got the chance to talk to Alaina Castillo, musical artist and TikTok Queen, about how she identifies with Latinidad and what this TikTok video means to her.

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What does being Latina mean to you? – mitú

“It means that I have something to identify with and be proud of because of my family members, my culture, and the things that I participate in as a Latina.” – A.C.

Side note, this was a personal reminder that we represent the community wherever we occupy space, whether we realize it or not. We are all participating in things as members of the community.

What’s something that, as a Latina, you are proud of? – mitú

“The strength and endurance that we have. I’ve seen it in my dad, his family, and so many others and it makes me feel proud as well as encouraged to achieve my goals with the same mindset as them.” – A.C.

While they may not be perfect (and let’s face it, who is?), our parents are the definition of hard working. Remembering that their blood runs through my veins always keeps me going when the going gets tough. Si se puede!

What Latino figures inspire you? – mitú

“Selena, even though she was an artist that I didn’t really grow up listening to. When I found out who she was, she was someone who I related to because she was a Mexican-American learning to speak and sing in Spanish, while breaking a lot of barriers that people had set up around her.” – A.C.

La Reina del Tex-Mex was a trailblazer indeed! Who else could forget Selena’s iconic “diecicuatro” blurb when she appeared in an interview with Cristina Saralegui? The important thing to focus on is that she was TRYING! As long as we’re all working on improving and being the best versions of ourselves, that’s the best we can do, and it’s okay to make mistakes along the way.

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Name one meal that, no matter where you have it, always reminds you of home. – mitú

“Homemade tamales!!!! 100%” – A.C.

You know we love some good tamales, so naturally our next question was…

Where is your family from? – mitú

“My dad is from Mexico and my mom is from Ohio.” – A.C.

Mmmm…Mexican tamales 😋

Have you ever been to those places? – mitú

“Yes, both places. I went to Mexico when I was really young, maybe about two times, and then I’ve traveled to Ohio on various occasions to see family. I was young each time I went to those places so they’re little memories I think of when I miss my family.” – A.C.

What would you say is the most “Latino” item in your home? – mitú

“We have these blankets from my grandma that I grew up using. I thought they were normal blankets but then I saw on social media that almost every Latino household has some and I was like hmmm, what do you know?” – A.C.

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What would you say to people who think that not speaking Spanish makes you less Latino? – mitú

“I think it’d definitely be nice to know the language fluently but some people aren’t taught Spanish growing up and that’s not their fault. Not speaking the language doesn’t mean that they don’t have the same customs or should be rejected from the culture that their family is from. I decided to learn on my own because I’ve always been interested in Spanish, and also so I could speak with my family and I see that’s what a lot of other people are doing too.” – A.C.

One more time for the people in the back: not speaking Spanish doesn’t make you any less Latino.

How do you celebrate your Latinidad? – mitú

“With pride. I wouldn’t be who I am today without influences from my family so it’ll always be something I carry with me and proudly show throughout my life and career.” – A.C.

What do you hope people take away from this trend? – mitú

“That Latinidad is something you’re born with and it can’t ever be taken away from you,” – A.C.

So forget about the opinions of other people! All they’re doing is projecting their beliefs onto you and that is not an actual reflection of who you are. We hope you are inspired to embrace your Latinidad on your own terms, and that you walk more confidently in your identity. So duet us on TikTok and don’t forget to use the hashtag #AreYouLatinoEnough to join in on the fun!

Did we mention quarantine has not stopped Alaina Castillo from dropping new music? Check out her latest single, “tonight,” below!

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