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Cardi B And Offset Won’t Have To Worry About Much After Being Showered With So Many Gifts For Their Baby

It’s no news that Cardi B and Offset have welcomed a beautiful baby girl into their lives and named her Kulture. We haven’t seen photos of the lucky bebe yet, but we have seen mad photos of the baby gifts that just keep flooding their mailbox.

So far, Kulture has been gifted at least $7,000 in designer fashions from Versace changing bags to Fendi strollers, she’s already living her best life. Low key, if we had the same friends as Cardi B, we’d love to have a baby. Here are some of the gifts that are giving us some serious baby envy right now.

Some gift givers kept it light and funny for the rapper.

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Honestly, this kind of flower arrangement is equal parts beautiful and hilarious. Who wouldn’t like to know that they are more than just a mother after having a sweet, beautiful baby.

The Bardi Baby Bodega set the bar for Kulture gifts.

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Cardi B threw a Bronx Fairy Tale themed baby shower, that touched on her own upbringing con la bodega. Talk about an adorable set up for a great baby shower and start to a life as a family unit..

As parting gifts, they gave their guests custom baby blankets.

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It took over 40 people and two days to set up the baby shower in Atlanta. You know it also took weeks of planning to print all of these gorgeous labels.

The treats were rica af.

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The couple offered a five tier cake, and get this: the layers were Dominican pineapple, strawberry, red velvet, chocolate ganache, and honey bun flavors. How can we get invited to the next baby shower?

Obviously there would also be some coquito for everyone.

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She did say the Bronx, okay? Cardi B and Offset couldn’t be more excited to be parents and celebrate their little muñeca linda coming into this life with them.

Their home was flooded with packages for Kulture with so much love.

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If you’re not already following Cardi B on Instagram, you’re missing out. Once a week, she gives shoutouts to some of our other favorite celebrities for some of the most insane gifts.

Baby Kulture has received so many gifts that Cardi B has lost track of who sent what.

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“Somebody gave me this ugly ass flamingo, but for some reason I like him, and everybody else in the house likes him. I don’t know who put that green bandana on his head but whatever.”

Things got super personal with a Baby Bardi stroller and carrier.

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The wheels are even gold rims. We cannot wait to see pictures of lil Kulture in this cutie stroller or all of her strollers for that matter.

Yup, Kulture already has at least $4,000 in strollers.

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In Cardi’s own words, “this is 2020 modern sh*t.”

“Someone gave me this poppin-ass Fendy stroller with the Fendy diaper bag and IDK who sent it to me, but I’m finna find out. Your motha’s got the whips.”

Plus, Tiffany bows and a Givenchy teddy bear because duh.

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The teddy bear is $195. I mean, that is an anatomically perfectly cute teddy bear, so it’s reasonable. Meanwhile, my teddy bear came from Toys ‘R Us.

Good to know that it was all 100 percent necessary.

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“Every bottle, every diaper wipes, every pampers, everything, every binky, everything that people…from the smallest thing to the biggest thing… trust me it has been used.”

What proper bebe doesn’t need a massage baby seat?

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“This shit fire right here. I think this gives massages and all that shit. My baby finna feel right and it matches my truck owwww.”

Even Chipotle is dishin’ out that chips, guac and queso.

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They sent her a literal briefcase filled to the brim with a lifetime supply of free chips and guac, with a h/t to her collab with J.Lo on “Dinero”:

“We hear you Cardi B. Here’s all the chips, guac and queso, the most precious dinero.”

Meanwhile, Kulture got a lifetime supply of Adidas which is genius.

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One pair in every size. Atlantic Records sent this over and Cardi and Kulture will be thanking them through the ages. Freakin’ genius.

At this point, Cardi doesn’t need to buy a single thing for Kulture.

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“Oooooh, someone’s gonna be so popping’ in her cute little bows, but my baby got such a cute tiny little head right now, they might not fit her.”

We’re all helping clothe and adorn this baby.

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It’s a public right and duty to groom the most loved, go-get-em niña to enter this world. Kulture is going to have a very nice and easy life.

Janelle Monae is not one to be outdone and this amazing gift proves it.

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Apparently, these roses smell like roses for all of eternity and we don’t know how. We do know that Cardi B considers Janelle Monae to be in her top 5 of fashion icons.

Even fans are sending their love.

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We don’t know what Kulture looks like, but we know she’s definitely wearing some cute bows on her head. As she should.

She’s already got a Benz waiting for her.

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The gift was meant to match her mother’s car, but Cardi and Offset gave each other their own baby gifts.

And her parents have their own new whips to play with.

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The two got matching Lambo’s for each other, officially making them the coolest parents of all time.

Also something I expect from my future wife as a ‘thank you for having my baby’ gift.

Basically, they need to buy Kulture her own house to store all this stuff in.

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We’re positive that the moment her face is revealed to the world, there will be another Great Flood of Gifts in her life.


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

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America Ferrera Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of Working On ‘Gotta Kick It Up’ With Sweet IG Post

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America Ferrera Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of Working On ‘Gotta Kick It Up’ With Sweet IG Post

It has been 20 years since America Ferrera’s dream of becoming an actor back true. She took to Instagram to reflect on the moment that her dream started to come true and it is a sweet reminder that anyone can chase their dreams.

America Ferrera shared a sweet post reflecting on the 20th anniversary of working on “Gotta Kick It Up!”

“Gotta Kick It Up!” was one of the earliest examples of Latino representation so many of us remember. The movie follows a school dance team trying to be the very best they could possibly be. The team was down on their luck but a new teacher introduces them to a different kind of music to get them going again.

After being introduced to Latin beats, the dance team is renewed. It taps into a cultural moment for the Latinas on the team and the authenticity of the music makes their performances some of the best.

While the movie meant so much to Latino children seeing their culture represented for the first time, the work was a major moment for Ferrera. In the Instagram post, she gushes over the celebrities she saw on the lot she was working on. Of course, anyone would be excited to see Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt hanging out. Yet, what stands out the most is Ferrera’s own excitement to realize that she can make money doing what she loves most.

“I wish I could go back and tell this little baby America that the next 20 years of her life will be filled with unbelievable opportunity to express her talent and plenty of challenges that will allow her to grow into a person, actress, producer, director, activist that she is very proud and grateful to be. We did it baby girl. I’m proud of us,” Ferrera reflects.

Watch the trailer for “Gotta Kick It Up!” here.

READ: America Ferrera’s “Superstore” Is Going To Get A Spanish-Language Adaptation In A Win For Inclusion

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This Artist Has Been Breaking Barriers As A Non-Traditional Mariachi

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This Artist Has Been Breaking Barriers As A Non-Traditional Mariachi

On a recent episode of ABC’s game show To Tell The Truth, three celebrity panelists were tasked to uncover the identity of a real mariachi singer.

Each contender embodied “non-traditional” attributes of mariachi culture either through physical appearance or language barriers, leaving the panelists stumped.

When it came time for the big reveal, with a humble smile 53-year-old Timoteo “El Charro Negro” stood up wowing everyone. Marveled by his talents, Timoteo was asked to perform unveiling his smooth baritone voice.

While not a household name in the U.S., his career spans over 25 years thriving on the catharsis of music.

Timoteo “El Charro Negro” performing “Chiquilla Linda” on Dante Night Show in 2017.

Originally from Dallas, Texas, Timoteo, born Timothy Pollard, moved to Long Beach, California with his family when he was eight years old. The move to California exposed Pollard to Latin culture, as the only Black family in a Mexican neighborhood.

As a child, he recalled watching Cantinflas because he reminded him of comedian Jerry Lewis, but musically he “got exposed to the legends by chance.”

“I was bombarded by all the 1960s, ’70s, and ’50s ranchera music,” Timoteo recalls to mitú.

The unequivocal passion mariachi artists like Javier Solis and Vicente Fernandez possessed heavily resonated with him.

“[The neighbors] always played nostalgic music, oldies but goodies, and that’s one thing I noticed about Mexicans,” Timoteo says. “They can be in their 20s but because they’ve grown up listening to the oldies it’s still very dear to them. That’s how they party.”

For as long as he can remember, Pollard “was born with the genetic disposition to love music,” knowing that his future would align with the arts.

After hearing Vicente Fernandez sing “Lástima Que Seas Ajena,” an awakening occurred in Pollard. While genres like hip-hop and rap were on the rise, Pollard’s passion for ranchera music grew. It was a moment when he realized that this genre best suited his big voice.

Enamored, Pollard began to pursue a career as a Spanish-language vocalist.

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At 28, Timoteo began learning Spanish by listening and singing along to those artists he adored in his youth.

“When I decided that I wanted to be a mariachi, I didn’t think it was fair to exploit the culture and not understand the language,” he says. “If I’m going to sing, I need to be able to communicate with my audience and engage with them. I need to understand what I’m saying because it was about honor and respect.”

Pollard began performing local gigs after picking up the language in a matter of months. He soon attracted the attention of “Big Boy” Radio that adorned him the name Timoteo “El Charro Negro.”

Embellishing his sound to highlight his Black heritage, Pollard included African instruments like congas and bongos in his orchestra. Faintly putting his own spin on a niche genre, Pollard avoided over-saturating the genre’s sound early in his career.

Embraced by his community as a beloved mariachi, “El Charro Negro” still encountered race-related obstacles as a Black man in the genre.

“There are those [in the industry] who are not in the least bit thrilled to this day. They won’t answer my phone calls, my emails, my text messages I’ve sent,” he says. “The public at large hasn’t a problem with it, but a lot of the time it’s those at the helm of decision making who want to keep [the genre] exclusively Mexican.”

“El Charro Negro” persisted, slowly attracting fans worldwide while promoting a message of harmony through his music.

In 2007, 12 years into his career, Pollard received a golden ticket opportunity.

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Pollard (left) seen with legendary Mexican artist Vicente Fernandez (right) in 2007. Photo courtesy of Timothy Pollard.

In a by-chance encounter with a stagehand working on Fernandez’s tour, Pollard was offered the chance to perform onstage. The singer was skeptical that the offer was legit. After all, what are the chances?

The next day Pollard went to his day job at the time and said, “a voice in my head, which I believe was God said, ‘wear your blue velvet traje tonight.'”

That evening Pollard went to a sold-out Stockton Area where he met his idol. As he walked on the stage, Pollard recalls Fernandez insisting that he use his personal mic and band to perform “De Que Manera Te Olvido.”

“[Fernandez] said he did not even want to join me,” he recollects about the show. “He just was kind and generous enough to let me sing that song on his stage with his audience.”

The crowd applauded thunderously, which for Pollard was a sign of good things to come.

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Timoteo “El Charro Negro” with Don Francisco on Don Francisco Presenta in 2011. Photo courtesy of Timothy Pollard.

In 2010, he released his debut album “Me Regalo Contigo.” In perfect Spanish, Pollard sings with great conviction replicating the soft tones of old-school boleros.

Unraveling the rollercoaster of relationships, heart-wrenchingly beautiful ballads like “Me Regalo Contigo” and “Celos” are his most streamed songs. One hidden gem that has caught the listener’s attention is “El Medio Morir.”

As soon as the track begins it is unlike the others. Timoteo delivers a ’90s R&B love ballad in Spanish, singing with gumption as his riffs and belts encapsulate his unique sound and story.

Having appeared on shows like Sabado Gigante, Don Francisco Presenta, and Caso Cerrado in 2011, Timoteo’s career prospered.

Timoteo hasn’t released an album since 2010 but he keeps his passion alive. The singer has continued to perform, even during the Covid pandemic. He has high hopes for future success and original releases, choosing to not slow down from his destined musical journey.

“If God is with me, who can be against me? It may not happen in a quick period of time, but God will make my enemies my footstool,” he said.

“I’ve continued to be successful and do some of the things I want to do; maybe not in a particular way or in particular events, but I live in a very happy and fulfilled existence.”

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