This week, Cardi B and Nicki Minaj finally came face-to-face at the Met Gala after the two female rappers had some beef in the industry.
Nicki Minaj had previously said in an interview that the two top female artists had some disagreements over their features on Migos’ “MotorSport,” and Minaj was very hurt by Cardi’s actions.
“The first interview [Cardi] did after ‘MotorSport’ came out, it just really hurt me ’cause she looked so aggravated and angry. I kind of felt ambushed. That really, really hurt me because I really fully supported [Cardi]. And up until this recent interview she did, I had never seen her show me genuine love in an interview. And I can only imagine how many girls wished they could’ve been on a song with Nicki Minaj. I’m not saying it in a cocky way … I’m saying it, like, the first thing out of your mouth when somebody asks you about a Nicki Minaj feature is, ‘She changed her verse.’ Excuse me?”
The two then met up at the Met Gala and shared some words–which, everyone wanted to know about. After the beef went viral on Twitter, people began taking sides and also wondering why women had to be pitted against each other at all.
When appearing on the Howard Stern show this week, Cardi B addressed what actually happened at the Met Gala and between her and Nicki, to begin with. She said:
“I never was feuding with anybody, there was a misunderstanding. I think she felt a certain type of way about something. I definitely felt a certain type of way about something. I didn’t wanna ever talk about it in public because I felt like we gonna see each other again and we will talk about it, and it’s always like little issues. The thing is, it’s always little issues, but you know, fans are always gonna make it a big thing.”
She also said that the two spoke at the Met Gala because some things just “needed to be talked about.” But, she didn’t go into details about what they actually spoke about because she thought it was really no one else’s business but theirs.
“I’m not gonna talk about it, but I really feel a certain type of way. My feelings was really hurt, and I was just on some, ‘You know what? This is why I just keep to myself. This is why I cannot f*ck with nobody.
She also said the bigger problem in the industry is that people are constantly pitting women against each other.
“The media, they just so thirsty to put women in hip-hop — not just women in hip-hop, color women — against each other. I don’t understand why they do that and why they want to do that. Like, I’ve seen so many Hispanic artists — females — work with each other, and it benefits them so well.”
Peach, Cardi, preach.