Cardi B Slays MTV Video Music Awards in First Red Carpet Appearance Since Giving Birth

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Cardi Bardi, banging body, spicy mami, hot tamale!

That's the only way possible to describe Cardi B's sexy look at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards. The 25-year-old "I Like It" rapper pulled out all the stops on Monday as she stepped out to the red carpet at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Cardi flaunted her slimmed-down figure in a gorgeous, off-the-shoulder fuchsia dress custom-made by Nicolas Jebran, which featured a thigh-high slit. She completed the look with strappy pink heels and emerald earrings, while debuting a chic bob.

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This marks Cardi's first red carpet appearance since giving birth to her first child, baby girl Kulture, with her husband, Offset, in July. 

In an Instagram post shared late last month, Cardi joked about the challenges of motherhood while thanking fans for her 10 Video Music Awards nominations, the most of any other artist this year.

"Thank you to everybody, she exclaimed. "I'm just been so busy, so tired. Like, I'm in a different world, a different dimension."

"Now, let me get back to this mommy thing," she continued. "Let me tell you something. No matter how many books you read or advice I get, y'all will never be ready for mommy mode."

Later tonight, when the VMAs kick off live at 9 p.m. ET/PT on MTV, Cardi B is set to open the show. She is up for multiple awards, including Best New Artist and Artist of the Year.

As we patiently wait to see whether she'll win big, watch the video below to hear everything we know so far about Cardi's new life as a mom.

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