Cardi B seems to be taking over the industry one song/feature at a time. The female rapper, who recently dropped her album “Invasion of Privacy,” has become a household name overnight.
But, Cardi isn’t the first female rapper to do it big. Of course, there are those who have come before her–Lil’ Kim, Remy Ma, Nicki Minaj…just to name a few. Recently, Nicki Minaj dropped two new songs and did some press to promote her music. There have been rumors floating around that Minaj and Cardi have some serious beef. While it’s always been unclear if they truly had problems with each other, fans seemed to love the fact that two female rappers would battle it out–rather than support each other.
Minaj appeared on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 Show on Thursday and was asked about Cardi–obviously–in the interview. Both rappers appeared as features on Migos’ song “Motorsport,” which would make it seem like all is well, but, apparently, Minaj was really hurt over Cardi’s words about her. According to Minaj, the song was supposed to be a collaboration between just her and Quavo–a member of Migos. But, Offset, another member of Migos, is engaged to Cardi B. Apparently, Quavo sent Minaj a text asking if it was “cool if Cardi could also have a verse on the song.” Minaj–of course–said yes, I mean, it would be awesome to see two of the biggest female rappers collab like that. But, Migos and Cardi told a different story.
“The only thing with Cardi that really, really, really hurt my feelings was the first interview she did after ‘MotorSport’ came out. With ‘MotorSport,’ I kinda felt ambushed. The first thing that came out of her mouth about a Nicki Minaj feature was ‘she changed the verse’ … When it was time to clear the air about that, no one did that. All of them allowed me to look like I lied.”
Minaj and Cardi were both featured in the “Motorsport” music video but didn’t film together because they both used the same hairstylist who styled them while each other was filming.
“I said to him, ‘You know if I don’t show up, they’re gonna think it’s because I’m doing it to be mean’ … They [Migos and Cardi] all knew that and still did interviews and jumped around it just to paint Nicki as the bad person so you could play the victim. That really, really, really hurt me because I really supported her.”
Minaj said she was also hurt that Cardi had never shown her any love at all in interviews. There are not many female rappers in the game that do it big, it would be nice to see them support each other. Minaj got so worked up, she started crying.
Up until this recent interview that she did, I had never seen her show me genuine love. I could just imagine how many girls wish they could have been on a song with Nicki Minaj. I’m not saying in it a cocky way, but yikes … It’s because of the Nicki hate train that she felt like she could speak about me in that manner.
Fans on Twitter has some serious opinions about the drama and the interview. Mostly, fans think that everyone should support both Nicki and Cardi–seeing as the industry is so saturated with male rappers, it’s time we support all female rappers.
There’s mad males rappers out here eating, but when it comes to females, ya make it seem like there can only be one ? Nicki & Cardi BOTH winning.— TRÅVIS (@travisdimeer) April 12, 2018
What if I told you you can support both Nicki & Cardi and female rappers don’t always have to beef with each other pic.twitter.com/KAYUChDoTv— Zion Destiny ? (@destinedzionxo) April 12, 2018
I don’t see why Nicki + Cardi both can’t co-exist in the music industry. There’s, more than enough, room; for both of them.— Thomas J. LIVE™ (@ThomasJ_) April 11, 2018
soooo we're fake stans because we like nicki & cardi? goodbye— ? (@fentydiors) April 6, 2018
Others said that fans are trying to make beef out of nowhere.
Y’all Mad Cause Quavo Didnt Choose A Side Between Nicki & Cardi..Cardi Who Is Engaged To Offset Who Is Blood Related To Quavo Why Y’all Barbz Ain’t Have All This Energy When Nicki Ain’t Back Drake Up When Him & Meek Was Beefing?....Oh Okay Perfect ?✌?— ‼️ (@__wadiah) April 12, 2018
Y’all want Nicki & Cardi to have beef so bad smh— ✨ Swavey ✨ (@Lady_Swavey) April 12, 2018
just to be clear, NICKI & CARDI ARE STILL NOT BEEFING?? NICKI JUST DEFENDED HERSELF & SPOKE FACTS #NickiDay— ✨FMOI?nj.njeri? (@RavAnBB) April 12, 2018
y’all forcing the Nicki & Cardi beef.— President Reagan (@royalrea_) April 12, 2018
me trying to figure out what happened between Quavo & Nicki & Cardi B pic.twitter.com/ICpG9dVOVz— kweli✨ (@kweludes) April 12, 2018
And, then, others took sides.
Lyrically speaking though, cardi has nothing on Nicki.... cardi just gets us hype. if you think otherwise... you don’t know rap lol— KL (@_kennDAWG) April 12, 2018
Cardi B Cool & All But NICKI GOT THIS SHIT ON LOCK STILL?(And I’m Not A Fan Of Nicki) Cardi Got Alotta Work To Do In Order To Get Up With Nicki??♂️— ⛈#ALLinONE OUT NOW!! LINK IN BIO!!!⛈?® (@SollyBandz_) April 10, 2018
Y’all Forgot Where Y’all Came From??♂️
Nicki > Cardi. Period. Don’t debate me.— Jarron Jones™ (@Who_GotJones94) April 12, 2018
while I wish this wasn’t turning into an actual issue between Nicki/Cardi, I soooo appreciate Nicki being straight up.— Z. ? (@fonzfranc) April 12, 2018
So nicki Minaj is really on the radio crying saying that Cardi b hurt here feelings because she didn't show genuine love... bitch you didn't show genuine love to lil Kim either remember ??— sam Thomas (@samthomas229) April 12, 2018
Why nicki didn’t cry when Remy dissed her??? Why she so emotional over Cardi B and she ain’t even diss her??? No because she know that Cardi B is a threat to her and she wants to try and humble Cardi into kissing her ass!!— ❤️???L.A. VIBEZ???❤️ (@SweetPea6415) April 12, 2018
i just feel like nicki will always be better than cardi b..??♀️— babydoll (@swaggmiiyaa) April 12, 2018