Why Did Cardi B Name Her Son Wave Set? What’s the Meaning?

Who is Wave Set?

Wave Set is a celebrity child, and for now, he remains known only as the second-born child of Cardi B and rapper Offset.

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Wave Set Wiki: Age, Name Meaning, Childhood, Siblings

Wave Set was born on 4 September 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Of African-American ethnicity, his name sparked curiosity among fans regarding its origin and meaning. According to a report by TMZ, the name was proposed by Offset. When they discovered they were expecting a boy, both parents brainstormed names, and when Offset – birth name Kiari Kendrell Cephus – suggested the name Wave, Cardi B agreed.

Originally considering the name Marley for the middle name, inspired by Cardi’s middle name, Marlenis, the couple ultimately decided against it. Reportedly, Cardi wasn’t fond of the combination Wave Marley Cephus. When the baby arrived, they opted for Set for the middle name, drawing from Offset’s own name. His friends also commonly refer to him as Set.

Wave has an older sister, Kulture Kiari Cephus, born on 10 July 2018. Moreover, Wave has three older half-siblings, from his father’s past relationships. His oldest half-brother Jordan Cephus was born in 2009, and his mother is Justine Watson. Then in 2015, Offset and Oriel Jamie welcomed Kody Cephys. The same year, he became the father of a daughter Kalea Marie Cephus, born to Shya L’Amour. In 2019, Offset released the album “Father of 4” – all his children were featured in the cover art of the album.

Wave is showered with love and luxury from a young age. In a recent Instagram post, Wave is seen playing with a number of $100 bills.

Cardi B and Offset Relationship Timeline

Cardi B and Offset’s relationship began to capture public attention when they were seen together at the 2017 Super Bowl. Offset later revealed in a Rolling Stone article that their first official date was arranged through his publicist.

They starred in the music video for “Lick”, their first collaboration, and Cardi publicly acknowledged their relationship in June 2017 during an interview with Fader. Offset proposed to Cardi B with a 20-carat diamond ring, on stage at a concert in October 2017. This was a staged proposition, since the couple had already secretly married in the previous month, only revealed by Offset at the 2018 BET Awards.

 

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However, in December 2018, Cardi B announced their break-up in an Instagram video, citing that they had “grown out of love”. Despite the separation, they appeared to be back together in February 2019, attending events and the Grammys together.

The couple faced challenges, including allegations of Offset’s infidelity with leaked videos. Cardi addressed the issue in her song “Be Careful”, and the couple sought help from priests and prayer to overcome the cheating scandal.

Cardi B filed for divorce in September 2020 but dismissed the action in November, as they reconciled.

In recent events, Offset accused Cardi B of cheating, but the couple is still together, at least appearing at various red carpet-events.

Wave Set Mother, Cardi B Short Bio

Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar was born on 11 October 1992, in Washington Heights, Manhattan, New York City, USA. She’s the daughter of Carlos, who is Dominican, and Clara who is of Spanish and African ancestry, born in Trinidad. Cardi considers herself Afro-Latina.

Cardi B derived her stage name from her childhood nickname “Bacardi”. Raised in the Highbridge neighborhood of the South Bronx, she has a younger sister named Hennessy Carolina. Cardi B attended Renaissance High School for Musical Theater & Technology, shaping her early exposure to the arts.

During her teenage years, Cardi B worked at an Amish deli in Tribeca, but transitioned to stripping as a way to escape poverty and an abusive relationship, which became a pivotal means for her to fund her education and break free from a challenging situation, ultimately attending Borough of Manhattan Community College.

In 2013, Cardi B gained early publicity through videos on social media platforms. Her musical debut came in 2015, with a feature on Shaggy’s “Boom Boom” remix. The following year, she released her first mixtape, “Gangsta Bitch Music, Vol. 1”, establishing herself as a breakout star in the reality show “Love & Hip Hop: New York”. However, she left the show in 2016, and shifted her focus entirely to music.

The turning point in Cardi B’s career came with the release of her commercial debut single “Bodak Yellow”, in June 2017. The song topped the Billboard Hot 100 in September, making her the first female rapper to achieve this since Lauryn Hill in 1998. In April 2018, she released her debut studio album, “Invasion of Privacy”, which received widespread acclaim.

Cardi B continued to achieve milestones, becoming the first woman to chart 13 simultaneous entries on the Billboard Hot 100. She garnered numerous Awards, including BET Hip Hop and Billboard Music. In addition, she’s made an acting debut in the film “Hustlers” (2019) and had a role as a judge in the Netflix series “Rhythm + Flow”.

In 2020, Cardi B’s collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion, “WAP”, broke streaming records and solidified her global impact. She remains active in the industry, and everyone is looking forward to her second studio album in 2024.

Cardi B’s net worth is estimated at $80 million, as of late 2023.

Wave Set Father, Offset Short Bio

Kiari Kendrell Cephus was born on 14 December 1991, in Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA. His career started at just 11 years old, when he took on the role of a backup dancer in Whitney Houston’s music video for “Whatchulookinat”. As he grew older, Offset, alongside Quavo and Takeoff, co-founded the hip-hop group Migos in 2008, and their breakthrough came with the 2013 single “Versace”.

Tragedy struck on 1 November 2022, when Offset’s Migos co-member, Takeoff, was shot and killed in Houston, Texas. On 22 February 2023, Quavo released a music video for his song “Greatness”, dedicated to Takeoff, hinting at a possible Migos breakup.

On 25 June 2023, Quavo and Offset reunited for a BET Awards tribute to Takeoff.

Then on 5 October 2023, Offset confirmed that Migos had disbanded due to Takeoff’s death, stating it wouldn’t be right to continue without him. The BET Tribute marked the end of Migos.

Offset’s solo career gained momentum with notable collaborations. In 2017, he joined forces with Metro Boomin and 21 Savage to release the collaborative album “Without Warning”. The following year marked a solo breakthrough, when he featured on Tyga’s “Taste”, which achieved multiple platinum certifications. Another noteworthy collaboration was with Kodak Black on “Zeze”, which landed at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2018.

Taking the next step in his musical journey, Offset released his debut solo studio album, “Father of 4”, in February 2019. The album garnered attention, with the single “Clout”, featuring Cardi B, even earning a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Performance.

Offset continued with his solo work, and in October 2023 he dropped “Set It Off”, an album featuring hit singles such as “Jealousy”, “Fan”, and “Worth It”. He’s continued to work with other artists such as Travis Scott, Future, and Don Toliver.

Not just an entertainer, Offset ventured into the gaming world by investing in the Esports organization FaZe Clan in August 2019. His support for struggling artists was evident through his involvement with Axis Replay in 2020.

Offset’s life has been marked by controversies and legal entanglements. In January 2018, he faced criticism for a line in YFN Lucci’s “Boss Life”, prompting a subsequent apology, but his legal troubles date back to 2013, when he was incarcerated for probation violations. This was followed by various charges in 2015, leading to his release in December that year. The legal saga continued with an arrest for driving on a suspended license in March 2016. In April 2019, felony charges were filed against Offset for the possession of firearms and drugs. Then in October 2020, he was detained by the Beverly Hills Police Department for carrying a concealed weapon.

Notably, Offset has also found himself amid feuds, most prominently with Chris Brown in 2019, which escalated with threats of physical confrontation, making headlines in the entertainment world.

Regardless, Offset’s net worth is estimated at $28 million, as of late 2023.

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