Tue. Nov 30th, 2021

Cardi B performed a wedding between two women for the latest episode of her Messenger show Cardi Tries airing Friday.

The 28-year-old rap star, who gave birth to her second child last month, was visibly pregnant when the special episode was shot.

Raven-Symone, who is herself married to a woman called Miranda Maday, was a the ring bearer at what Cardi called a ‘pop-up’ wedding.

Dearly beloved: Cardi B performed a wedding between two women for the latest episode of her Messenger show Cardi Tries airing Friday

Dearly beloved: Cardi B performed a wedding between two women for the latest episode of her Messenger show Cardi Tries airing Friday

Dearly beloved: Cardi B performed a wedding between two women for the latest episode of her Messenger show Cardi Tries airing Friday

In fact the whole affair was a ‘surprise’ for one of the brides, Shannon, whom Cardi joked might react by saying: ‘I don’t wanna get married here!’

Shannon and all the guests were under the impression that the fete was an engagement party and completely unaware that celebrities would be there.

On the way to perform her wedding Cardi looked back on her own secret nuptials to her husband Offset of Migos fame whom she tied the knot with in 2017.

They held a private ceremony in the bedroom with only an officiant and one of Cardi’s cousins who could serve as the witness.

Timeline: The 28-year-old rap star, who gave birth to her second child last month, was visibly pregnant when the special episode was shot

Timeline: The 28-year-old rap star, who gave birth to her second child last month, was visibly pregnant when the special episode was shot

Timeline: The 28-year-old rap star, who gave birth to her second child last month, was visibly pregnant when the special episode was shot

Lady in black: Raven-Symone, who is herself married to a woman called Miranda Maday, was a the ring bearer at what Cardi called a 'pop-up' wedding

Lady in black: Raven-Symone, who is herself married to a woman called Miranda Maday, was a the ring bearer at what Cardi called a 'pop-up' wedding

Lady in black: Raven-Symone, who is herself married to a woman called Miranda Maday, was a the ring bearer at what Cardi called a ‘pop-up’ wedding

‘I do wish that I have a bigger wedding because I’m like very like flamboyant, so I do want the whole dress and the whole cake and everything,’ Cardi confessed. 

‘I didn’t even had a ring so it’s like I just didn’t felt like I was married ’cause I didn’t have the whole shebangabang.’

Brandi, the bride who planned the big surprise, was seen finally asking Shannon to marry her on the spot of the supposed engagement party.

As a matter of fact Shannon is the first woman Brandi even dated and they had been together about three years by the time of the wedding. 

Thrill of it all: In fact the whole affair was a 'surprise' for one of the brides, Shannon (left), whom Cardi joked might react by saying: 'I don't wanna get married here!'

Thrill of it all: In fact the whole affair was a 'surprise' for one of the brides, Shannon (left), whom Cardi joked might react by saying: 'I don't wanna get married here!'

Thrill of it all: In fact the whole affair was a ‘surprise’ for one of the brides, Shannon (left), whom Cardi joked might react by saying: ‘I don’t wanna get married here!’

What a fete: Shannon and all the guests were under the impression that the fete was an engagement party and completely unaware that celebrities would be there

What a fete: Shannon and all the guests were under the impression that the fete was an engagement party and completely unaware that celebrities would be there

What a fete: Shannon and all the guests were under the impression that the fete was an engagement party and completely unaware that celebrities would be there

After Shannon agreed to marry Brandi they both went off separately in order to get ready for the ceremony later that day.

Cardi and Raven were seen having a secret meeting with Brandi where the Bodak Yellow hitmaker proudly held up her ‘card to prove’ she is an authorized officiant.  

When Raven led Brandi in picking out the decor for the reception Cardi was left in tears saying: ‘I wanna get married! Again!’ 

They were even seen helping Brandi pick out the dresses – with Cardi nixing a sequined number because of how it would glare in the sunlight.

Waiting in the wings: Cardi herself was 'nervous' before going on and was wished 'good luck' by Raven before getting to the altar - where Shannon screamed with excitement

Waiting in the wings: Cardi herself was 'nervous' before going on and was wished 'good luck' by Raven before getting to the altar - where Shannon screamed with excitement

Waiting in the wings: Cardi herself was ‘nervous’ before going on and was wished ‘good luck’ by Raven before getting to the altar – where Shannon screamed with excitement

So sweet: 'When Shannon saw Cardi B I knew she was going to freak out, freak out!' said Brandi in a confessional to which her new wife said: 'And I did!'

So sweet: 'When Shannon saw Cardi B I knew she was going to freak out, freak out!' said Brandi in a confessional to which her new wife said: 'And I did!'

So sweet: ‘When Shannon saw Cardi B I knew she was going to freak out, freak out!’ said Brandi in a confessional to which her new wife said: ‘And I did!’

During that meeting Brandi revealed that even Shannon’s family were unaware that she was about to get married.

‘So when my mom find out that I got married and she wasn’t there and I didn’t told her she was really freakin’ pissed off,’ Cardi revealed.

‘Yeah my mom was mad too,’ said Raven, ‘because she wasn’t there either and she was like: “You’re my only daughter! I missed it!”‘

Brandi revealed that her mother ‘is not here either today’ as ‘she does not agree with the lifestyle’ but ‘did send me a message just wishing me well.’

Breaking the news: At the altar Cardi said: 'You guys are probably wondering why I'm here - I'm gonna get these two beautiful ladies married'

Breaking the news: At the altar Cardi said: 'You guys are probably wondering why I'm here - I'm gonna get these two beautiful ladies married'

Breaking the news: At the altar Cardi said: ‘You guys are probably wondering why I’m here – I’m gonna get these two beautiful ladies married’

While saying that ‘I understand her place and we’re both respectable about it’ Brandi did get visibly emotional about missing her mother. 

As she was being fitted for her wedding dress she reflected that ‘You always want those moments where you and your mom get to do this together and pick those moments together. I love her, I have no ill feelings about her not being here. I know she wishes me well, so….’

Cardi’s sister Hennessy Carolina is involved with a woman called Michelle Diaz – and Cardi admitted their mother also ‘had a tough time in the beginning.’

However their equation has changed and Cardi offered hope to Brandi: ‘Maybe, who knows? Maybe one day you could introduce your wife to your mother and just let them spend time, ’cause trust me when I tell you that my mom – I think she love my sister girlfriend more than she love us.’

Gratitude: She said: 'Not only a special day for you guys, it's a special day for me and I want to thank you guys for making me a part of your beautiful journey'

Gratitude: She said: 'Not only a special day for you guys, it's a special day for me and I want to thank you guys for making me a part of your beautiful journey'

Gratitude: She said: ‘Not only a special day for you guys, it’s a special day for me and I want to thank you guys for making me a part of your beautiful journey’

Raven-Symone argued that ‘sometimes parents don’t come around and it’s really important to have some type of foundation,’ encouraging Brandi to ‘lean on’ Shannon’s more supportive mother instead.

Brandi revealed that the ‘motherly duties’ at her wedding will be performed by her aunt who doubles as her godmother.

Once Brandi was in her dress Raven gushed: ‘It’s very classic, you look chic, you look like an adult and I think walking down the aisle your partner’s jaw’s gonna drop.’

Brandi was joined by her daughter Bryana and her aunt-godmother Michelle as she prepared to head out to the ceremony.

Tradition: Cardi continued: 'Thank you all for being here everybody,' before launching into the usual 'We are gathered here today...' line

Tradition: Cardi continued: 'Thank you all for being here everybody,' before launching into the usual 'We are gathered here today...' line

Tradition: Cardi continued: ‘Thank you all for being here everybody,’ before launching into the usual ‘We are gathered here today…’ line

At last Brandi got up on the alter and informed the guests to huge cheers that what they thought was an engagement party was actually the wedding. 

Shannon’s parents were sat in the front row and the mother was reduced to tears, dabbing her eyes on discovering she was at her daughter’s nuptials.

Brandi then left the altar and had a sweet moment in private with Shannon, who calmed her nerves before they walked down the aisle together.

Cardi herself was ‘nervous’ before going on and was wished ‘good luck’ by Raven before getting to the altar – where Shannon screamed with excitement.

Making it work: She then asked if the brides had vows and while Brandi was prepared Shannon naturally was not, having been taken off-guard by the wedding

Making it work: She then asked if the brides had vows and while Brandi was prepared Shannon naturally was not, having been taken off-guard by the wedding

Making it work: She then asked if the brides had vows and while Brandi was prepared Shannon naturally was not, having been taken off-guard by the wedding

‘When Shannon saw Cardi B I knew she was going to freak out, freak out!’ said Brandi in a confessional to which her new wife said: ‘And I did!’

At the altar Cardi said: ‘You guys are probably wondering why I’m here – I’m gonna get these two beautiful ladies married.’

She said: ‘Not only a special day for you guys, it’s a special day for me and I want to thank you guys for making me a part of your beautiful journey.’

Cardi continued: ‘Thank you all for being here everybody,’ before launching into the usual ‘We are gathered here today…’ line.

'My partner and my teammate in life and in love': ' I will cherish our union and love you more each day than I did before,' said Brandi

'My partner and my teammate in life and in love': ' I will cherish our union and love you more each day than I did before,' said Brandi

‘My partner and my teammate in life and in love’: ‘ I will cherish our union and love you more each day than I did before,’ said Brandi

She then asked if the brides had vows and while Brandi was prepared Shannon naturally was not, having been taken off-guard by the wedding.

‘Shannon I take you to be my wife, my partner and my teammate in life and in love. I will cherish our union and love you more each day than I did before,’ said Brandi. 

‘I will trust and respect you, laugh and cry with you and love you faithfully through good times and bad regardless of the obstacles we may face together,’ she added.

‘I promise to encourage and inspire you and always hold you in the highest regard. I can’t wait for us to grow together, be there for each other in our successes and our failures. I give you my  hand, my heart and my love for all the days of my life.’

Fidelity forever: 'I will trust and respect you, laugh and cry with you and love you faithfully through good times and bad regardless of the obstacles we may face together,' she added

Fidelity forever: 'I will trust and respect you, laugh and cry with you and love you faithfully through good times and bad regardless of the obstacles we may face together,' she added

Fidelity forever: ‘I will trust and respect you, laugh and cry with you and love you faithfully through good times and bad regardless of the obstacles we may face together,’ she added

Off the cuff Shannon gave a touching speech that began: ‘Brandi the love that I have for you I cannot put into words.’

Spreading her arms out she said: ‘I used to tell my dad: “I love you this much!”‘ as he nodded affectionately from the audience.

‘If I could stretch my arms even farther this would be for you. I couldn’t imagine spending my life with anybody else but you,’ she went on.

‘I love us together, I love our growth, I love where we’re going and I can’t wait to do this with you baby,’ Shannon concluded.

'I love you this much': Off the cuff Shannon gave a touching speech that began: 'Brandi the love that I have for you I cannot put into words'

'I love you this much': Off the cuff Shannon gave a touching speech that began: 'Brandi the love that I have for you I cannot put into words'

‘I love you this much’: Off the cuff Shannon gave a touching speech that began: ‘Brandi the love that I have for you I cannot put into words’

Cardi then introduced ‘a special friend of mine that I admire so much and been a part of this process’ – Raven, who hit the stage with the rings to a round of applause.

After both brides said: ‘I do,’ Cardi announced that ‘by the power vested in me by the State Of California and my online course I now pronounce you wife and wife!’ 

The couple got a standing ovation for their kiss and then Cardi caught the bouquet joking: ‘I mean I’m already married but okay!’ 

The big moment: After both brides said: 'I do,' Cardi announced that 'by the power vested in me by the State Of California and my online course I now pronounce you wife and wife!'

The big moment: After both brides said: 'I do,' Cardi announced that 'by the power vested in me by the State Of California and my online course I now pronounce you wife and wife!'

The big moment: After both brides said: ‘I do,’ Cardi announced that ‘by the power vested in me by the State Of California and my online course I now pronounce you wife and wife!’

Cardi said in her confessional that she now wants ‘a wedding-wedding,’ and Raven successfully pitched herself to be the officiant.

‘After doing this today I feel like I really have to have that sit-down with my husband,’ she says, explaining that they occasionally bring up the idea of a full wedding but then let the matter drop because they are ‘already married’ and ‘too busy.’ 

The episode dropped on Friday in honor of National Coming Out Day which will land this coming Monday this year. 

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