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Cardi B Confirms Split from Offset: 'I've Been Single for a Minute Now'

The rappers privately tied the knot in 2017, and share daughter Kulture, 5, and son Wave, 2

<p>Amy Sussman/Getty Images</p> Cardi B and Offset attend the 65th GRAMMY Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 5, 2023

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Cardi B and Offset attend the 65th GRAMMY Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 5, 2023

Cardi B has confirmed her single status in the wake of rumors about her relationship with Offset.

The rapper, 31, got candid on Instagram Live over the weekend as she admitted, “I’ve been single for a minute now,” according to a recording of the livestream shared on X (formerly known as Twitter).

She continued, “But I have been afraid… Not afraid, I just don’t know how to tell the world. But I feel like today has been, like, a sign.”

Cardi B said she wants to start the new year “fresh” and “open,” as she admitted, “I’m curious for a new life, for a new beginning. And yeah… I’m excited.”

Related: Cardi B and Offset's Relationship Timeline

The relationship status update comes after the couple both attended the same event on Sunday night — TikTok In the Mix music festival in Mesa, Arizona — but were not photographed together.

Representatives for the two rappers did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment.

<p>Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for TikTok; Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images for TikTok</p> Cardi B and Offset attend the TikTok in the Mix music festival in Mesa, Arizona on Dec. 10, 2023, but are not photographed together

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Cardi B and Offset attend the TikTok in the Mix music festival in Mesa, Arizona on Dec. 10, 2023, but are not photographed together

During the Live, she also acknowledged that her recent social media activity has been full of "clues" about her relationship status. Last week, fans noticed that she and Offset — who she wed privately in 2017 — had both unfollowed each other on Instagram.

"I don't know if you guys have been getting clues from me, from my Lives, or from my Stories, when I put some certain music, or find my unfollowings," she said during the Live.

<p>Amy Sussman/Getty Images</p> Cardi B and Offset attend the 65th GRAMMY Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 5, 2023

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Cardi B and Offset attend the 65th GRAMMY Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 5, 2023

On Dec. 4, the "Bongos" rapper shared some cryptic messages that hinted at possible relationship trouble on her Instagram Stories, including, "You know when you just out grow relationships.”

She added to the statement, "I'm tired of protecting peoples feelings...I GOTTA PUT MYSELF FIRST."

Offset, 31, also posted to his Instagram Story in the wake of the unfollowing news last week. He posted a Scarface clip to his Story featuring Al Pacino yelling, “Hey, f--- you, man! Who put this thing together? Me! Who do I trust? Me!”

<p>Catherine Powell/Getty</p> Offset and Cardi B attend the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on Sept. 12, 2023 in Newark, New Jersey.

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Offset and Cardi B attend the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on Sept. 12, 2023 in Newark, New Jersey.

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In September, the couple — who share daughter Kulture, 5, and son Wave, 2 — celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary, and Offset gave his wife an extravagant show of love as he covered their home with several massive bouquets of pink and red flowers.

"Thank you for the flowers, the empowerment, the protection and for being a great father to our children… I love so many things about you," the “WAP” singer wrote on Instagram as she shared a video of the impressive display.

“I love the fact that I’m with a grown ass man that’s going to provide, protect and help both of us GROW and can handle my mouth, my attitude, my confidence my weakness and all this ass!!"

In his own Instagram post, Offset wrote of his wife: "Since I met you I grown to become a better man no matter what you have my back and I can trust you with my life blessed to have a loyal strong woman on my side…you are my safe place in this crazy world."

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