News Pregnant Cardi B's Coachella Performance Was Just as Over-the-Top as You'd Expect Cardi B's 2018 Coachella performance and outfit were without a doubt unforgettable. By Isabel Jones Isabel Jones Instagram Twitter Isabel is an Oregon-born and Brooklyn-based writer and editor with a special interest in pop culture. InStyle's editorial guidelines and Jonathan Borge Jonathan Borge Instagram Twitter Jonathan Borge is a writer and editor living in New York City. His writing has appeared in Glamour, Refinery29, Forbes, and PAPER, among other publications. Plus, he's held staff positions at Marie Claire, InStyle, and OprahDaily.com. Currently, he's the Senior Entertainment Editor at Bustle Digital Group's Elite Daily, where he oversees digital covers, features and profiles, freelance essays, and strategy for the site's TV/Movies and Celebrity and Music sub-verticals.He primarily writes about pop culture and style, and has a passion for telling LGBTQ+ and Latinx stories. When he's not working, he's likely waiting for Lady Gaga to announce her next tour. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on April 16, 2018 @ 08:15AM Pin Share Tweet Email Cardi B is on a roll. The rapper’s debut album Invasion of Privacy continues to top the charts, and she recently confirmed that she is in fact pregnant and expecting with rapper and fiancé Offset. On Sunday, she brought the house down once more, this time at Coachella, where she hit the stage for one badass performance. The former Love and Hip Hop star opened her set in a white TLC-inspired Alejandro look that was comprised of high-waist pants with sheer paneling down each leg and a mesh-covered bustier. She wore her dark locks in retro pigtails and accessorized with a gold chain-link choker. Kevin Winter/Getty Images Like Queen Bey the night prior, Cardi brought out special guests galore, including YG, G-Eazy, Chance The Rapper, Kehlani and 21 Savage. In typical Cardi B fashion, the rapper didn't let her baby bump stand in the way of an incredible performance. The 25-year-old got into the groove, even twerking for the music festival attendees. "I'm running out of breath," she told the audience at one point, joking, "you know, my pregnant ass." Kevin Winter/Getty Images So just how much did this production cost? In an interview with SiriusXM’s Shade 45, Cardi revealed she had to dish out quite the lump sum of cash to make her show happen. “I have to invest so much money on my stage set, my own money,” she said. “It’s crazy. Almost 300 thou. It’s an investment.” How to Pack for a Music Festival Like Victoria's Secret Angel Lily Aldridge Interestingly, we also learned that Cardi in fact lost money from her performance. She revealed she got paid $70,000 for each performance, which adds up to $140,000, not the nearly $300,000 she spent on her stage. She said she didn’t realize Coachella was “such a big deal,” and that the price was negotiated before she became the superstar she is now. Of course, this isn’t the first time Cardi’s live performance has made a splash. Most memorably, she took the stage at Saturday Night Live earlier this month not only to give fans another taste of her hits, but also to appear before the cameras in a body-hugging white Christian Siriano dress that indeed confirmed her pregnancy. Cardi will once again take the Coachella stage during the festival’s second weekend on Sunday, April 22.