OFFSET INTERRUPTION: Cardi B is asking the public to not bash Offset, who became the target of internet outrage after he interrupted her set at the Rolling Loud Festival in Los Angeles Saturday night and asked her to get back together with him.
Cardi B on Sunday said in an Instagram video that she wishes people wouldn't bash the father of her daughter.
The festival's co-founder Tariq Cherif said in a statement Sunday that the festival had nothing to do with Offset's appearance and that headliners and their teams have full control of the stage and who is allowed on it.
The couple broke up in early December after little more than a year of marriage. They got married in September 2017 and welcomed a baby girl in July.
A CAKE FOR THE POPE: Children who frequent a Vatican pediatric dispensary have given Pope Francis a birthday cake, a day before he turns 82.
Francis joked with them Sunday, saying he hoped "such a big cake doesn't give indigestion" and blew out a candle atop the treat decorated in the Vatican's yellow-and-white official colors.
He said children are good at teaching grown-ups to be humble, to better understand life and people.
Francis said: "The proud, the arrogant, can't understand life because they're incapable of lowering themselves."
As if to make his point, Francis declined to sit on an upholstered chair, opting to perch on the Vatican auditorium's stage steps.
The charity dispensary, with the help of doctors, nurses and other volunteers, assists some 400 children, many of them from immigrant families, and their mothers.
POLICE VISIT SNL STAR: New York City police were concerned about Pete Davidson after he wrote "I don't want to be on this earth anymore" on Instagram. And they visited the "Saturday Night Live" star to make sure he was OK.
A police spokesman declined to say where officers met with Ariana Grande's ex-fiance on Saturday. But his Instagram posting was deleted and NBC did not cancel its live show.
On the show, Davidson introduced a performance of John Lennon's song "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" by musical guests Miley Cyrus, Mark Ronson and Sean Ono Lennon.
What alarmed Davidson's fans and authorities was the tone of the entertainer's post: "I'm doing my best to stay here for you but I actually don't know how much longer I can last. All I've ever tried to do was help people. Just remember I told you so." He added a heart emoji.
Social media erupted with words of love for the 25-year-old comedian and native New Yorker who first appeared on "Saturday Night Live" in 2014. And his name is trending on Twitter.
One admirer tweeted "hang in there. There is a lot of help out here. Surrender to some love ... I'm praying for you Pete. I've been there. It gets better."
Earlier this month, Davidson wrote on Instagram that he has spoken about borderline personality disorder from which he says he suffers, "and being suicidal publicly only in the hopes that it will help bring awareness and help kids like myself who don't want to be on this earth.
"No matter how hard the internet or anyone tries to make me kill myself. I won't. I'm upset I even have to say this."