The American Music Awards went down on Monday, October 8 at the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles, California and several of our Bellytich Bumpwatch alums performed, hosted and presented awards, and current 2nd-time mom to be Carrie Underwood won for Favorite Female Artist- Country, while new first-time mom Cardi B won Favorite Soul/R&B song for her duo with Bruno Mars, “Finesse“, and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop song for “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)“.
Jennifer Lopez hit the stage to perform her latest Sia-written song “Limitless” but before that showed off her hawt figure in a pink black belted Georges Chakra gown with fierce Jimmy Choo shoes.
We also saw Ciara make an amazing performance with musical icon Missy Elliot, amedley of hits “Level Up” and “Dose,” Ciaralooked really fab in a super cute DSquared2 mini dress and shoes accented with Pandora jewelry.
Underwood also performed, her hit song “Spinning Bottles“, after bumping it up on the red carpet in
Singer Ashlee Simpson‘s sister in law Tracee Ellis Ross hosted the show and the Ashlee and Evan E! reality TV star showed up to the carpet with hubby while wearing a sequinned blue Monique Lhuillier dress, Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, Narcisa Pheres earrings, and rings by Effy and 14 Karats.
Brand new talk show host Busy Phillipsdonned a black tuxedo suit while Heidi Klum rocked a black fringed out Julien Macdonald dress.
Jessie James Decker did Red carpet interviews in a Michael Costello jumpsuit and caught up with fellow Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums Cardi B and Underwood on the carpet as shared on Instagram
We always pause when celebrity new moms like Amal Clooney, Ivanka Trump. former Yahoo! CEOMarissa Mayer when they announce plans to get back to work weeks after delivering, not fully aware of how much of a challenge that could be.
Cardi B is the latest new mama to fall victim to this phenomenon.
She had previously stated that despite being set to give birth in July, she still planned to remain on Bruno Mars‘ “24K Magic” and to take her newborn with her.
As we could expect, the Bodak Yellow performer announced that she will no longer be joining Bruno’s tour.
“As of today I’ve decided I won’t be joining Bruno on tour this Fall,” the rapper wrote in a statement posted on Instagram Thursday night. “I thought that after giving birth to my daughter that 6 weeks would be enough time for me to recover mentally and physically. I also thought that I’d be able to bring her with me on tour, but I think I underestimated this whole mommy thing.”
The Invasion of Privacy album creator only delivered her baby girl Kulture three weeks ago and explained to her fans and followers that she’s not ready to hit the road. Per her pediatrician’s advice, neither is her daughter.
“Not only am I just not ready physically, I’m not ready to leave my baby behind since the doctors explained it’s not healthy for her to be on the road,” she wrote.
The “I Like It” songstress has not hired a nanny and is not interested in being apart from her baby during her most formative first months.
“I hope you guys understand that this decision has been the hardest to make but I have to do what’s best for myself and my baby!” she finished off her post. “Thank you Bruno for being so supportive and understanding.”
Cardi shares her daughter with husband Offset, who is a member of the trio rap group, The Migos rapper, along with Quavo and Takeoff. He’ll be making the bread and perhaps missing baby’s first moments as he is sticking with plans to join Drake this summer on his North American tour, “Aubrey and the Three Amigos,” which was rescheduled to address production issues.
The hip hop star shared the news yesterday following a performance at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
“You know, shorty keep growing and I be looking like I be moving and everything, but in reality, a b*tch can barely breathe,” Cardi announced in an Instagram video giving fans the news. “I can barely breathe right now. I’ve ate like six chicken wings, and I can barely breathe now.”
Cardi, real name: Belcalis Almanzar, alerted fans of her final performance too.
“Hey guys after Broccoli fest I won’t be doing no more performances .Thank you for understanding 😘love yaaa” she captioned the video.
The change of plans comes a few days after Bardi told Jimmy Fallon on his late night talk show during her historic co-hosting gig that she planned to work until the baby arrived.
“I don’t know if it’s the strength of the fetus, but I have never felt so hungry to succeed,” Cardi shared during her co-hosting spot on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon the other week. “I rehearsed for this show,” the rapper continued. “I actually was up today at four in the morning. I was doing a radio run. Tomorrow [is another] radio run; another show, another party. I’m doing it all until I give birth.”
Just yesterday, she shut the show down at the Tinder Presents: Cardi B performance in the Mullins Center at the UMass, a prize to the college for winning the dating app’s “Swipe Off” contest after making the most “swipe rights” compared to other competing schools.
Cardi wore a asymmetrical red and white pinstripe shirt over shorts to the performance.
The Bronx-native rapper first gained social media attention openly discussing her career as a stripper which made her Instagram famous. She eventually landed a casting role on the VH1 TV series Love & Hip Hop: New Yorkbetween 2015 and 2017, but she really started to get some fame after getting an Atlantic Records deal.
Her first single, “Bodak Yellow,” hit the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart – making her only the second female rapper to steal the top spot with a solo track.
Cardi’s debut studio album, “Invasion of Privacy”, was released last week and entered as the number one record on the Billboard 200. It features “Bodak Yellow” as well as other notable singles “I Like It,” and “I Do,” featuring SZA.
After the news, she said she still planned to tour with Bruno Mars through October, and even twerked during her Coachella performance last week.
During a recent appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres show, she said of the Coachella perfrmance that she wanted to show audiences what she did to get pregnant in the first place.
She had already canceled the Wireless Festival in July and Varietysaid that it’s “safe to assume” her July dates, and even potentially some shows in May, will be cancelled when her due date rolls around.
Look who is returning to her first love, music. Ciara!
The second-time mom-to-be recently announced that she has signed with Warner Brothers Records.
“We welcome Ciara to Warner Bros. Records and look forward to the next chapter of her storied music career,” Cameron Strang, Chairman and CEO, Warner Bros. Records said in a statement.
She joins label mates Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran. swoon
It’s perfect timing as the model and fashion designer muse has been working on her latest album, titled Jackie for over a year. The album is named after her mom Jackie Harris and Ciara said he started working on it shortly after becoming a mom for the first time, when she welcomed her now 2-year old son Future Zahir with ex, hip hop artist Future.
Ciara and her husband Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson will welcome their first child together later this year. Meanwhile, here’s to new music!