When Migos rapper Offset crashed estranged wife Cardi B’s performance at Rolling Loud on Saturday, it was clear that she wasn’t the only who wasn’t feeling it. A vast number of people on social media were quite vocal about the ways in which his decision to bum-rush her show, in front of thousands, in the hopes that it would coax her into taking him back, was manipulative behavior. And saying, “I just want to tell you I’m sorry, bruh” on stage, well, that didn’t go over well either. He probably should have stuck with his first gesture, which was to publicly apologize for “entertaining” foolishness that ruined his marriage:
“I only got one birthday wish, and that’s to get my wife back,” he said on Friday, on his birthday. “Cardi, we’re going through a lot of things right now, a lot of things in the media. I want to apologize to you Cardi. I embarrassed you. I made you look crazy.”
Truthfully, grand gestures done to encourage a woman to take back a two-timing man tend to only be cute in movies. In the real world, they’re super uncomfortable to be a part of and to watch from the outside. Plus, nothing really melts the heart of a woman better than seeing an actual change and effort from a man, not just talk of it. But in Offset’s defense, he’s not the first to try it. Look below, and hit the flip to see 10 other cringe-worthy grandiose gestures made by some literally sorry men.
Who could forget the time Chris Brown tried to force his way back into Karrueche’s heart — and her car? If following her to the car waiting for her wasn’t bad enough, nothing could top him telling her friend to “move to the back before I move you,” in an effort to sit right next to his ex and try and win her back. Not only were his efforts creepy, they were downright scary. Oh yeah, they didn’t work.
Because what better way to quell a woman’s valid reasons not to trust you than by proposing to her in front of all of Times Square? Unfortunately for Joe Budden, Tahiry Jose cared not about keeping him from being embarrassed in public and told him thanks, but no thanks for the proposal.
The singer put out a whole album called Paula and went on a please-take-me-back tour when his longtime love, Paula Patton, filed for divorce following his cheating. Every performance was dramatic, and every interview was about not taking real love for granted. Despite his efforts, sis gave a hard pass to reconciliation.
Despite cheating on his wife multiple times, even going as far as having a child with another woman, somehow, Kirk Frost thought he could barge his way back into the home he shared with Rasheeda after he heard she might have moved on (she hadn’t). He moved all of his things back into their home without consulting her in the hopes of fighting for his family. As cheesy and rude as it was, it seemingly worked…
They may live in separate homes, and she may have filed for divorce, but T.I. knew good and well that the way to get Tiny to keep dealing with him is by buying her things. This time it was a luxury car filled with Christian Louboutin shoes after he was caught slapping another woman’s butt on camera.
As messed up as their situation was in Season 1 of Love and Hip Hop Atlanta, with Stevie J openly cheating on Mimi Faust with his artist, Joseline Hernandez, no one could say that Stevie’s song for Mimi wasn’t gold television. He was and still is the king of creeps.
Lamar Odom told the world, “I want my wife back” while speaking on The Doctors in 2017 about his brush with death. He said he wanted to repay her for being by his side during the rough times. Unfortunately for him, she was already seeing someone new (Tristan Thompson) and wasn’t receptive to his public declaration that he wanted that old thing back.
Sage The Gemini
After the rapper was accused of cheating, he wrote a long Instagram post where he shared how sad he was about the fact that Jordin Sparks wouldn’t return his phone calls and give him the time of day.
“Can’t sit here and act industry like this s**t don’t hurt me,” he wrote. “You the only girl I can call at 3 in the morning and you’ll answer no problem. You the only girl that can wake up out of a dead sleep and get me some water because I was coughing in my sleep, the only girl that loves me the way you were supposed to. I miss you too much to watch you look so amazing at the Clive Davis party and not be able to call you and express how much I appreciated the look because you won’t answer nor text back. The feeling is horrible.”
To show you how insincere he was though, soon after, while on a recorded call with his ex-fiancée, Sage implied that his relationship with Sparks was a publicity stunt. SMH.
Back when he was going by Ochocinco, and after he pretty much lost everything due to headbutting estranged wife Evelyn Lozada, Chad Johnson thought he could win her back by tattooing her face on his leg. Lozada, however, made it clear that there was no going back for her, so that was a huge waste of time and ink.
Wissam Al Mana
Janet Jackson’s ex and the father of her son didn’t say much when they were together, but he broke his silence when she filed for divorce. He penned a note on his website saying that he believed they would be together again. She didn’t seem receptive to it, though.
“To the most beautiful person in the world, thank you for your divine love, your eternal support and for being my best friend,” he wrote. “I love you so much, inshallah we will be together in the Great Forever x.”