It’s been known for some time now that rappers Cardi B and Nicki Minaj aren’t really fans of each other, and after reigniting the fight on social media, this time dragging the girls of Little Mix into it, the pair have finally decided to call a truce. Thank god! … Or have they?
On Instagram, Cardi B posted several videos where she lashed out at Nicki Minaj over comments she made on her Beats 1 radio show. Following on from this is where Little Mix came into the mix (get it?), as she also started making claims that their song, “Woman Like Me”, which features Nicki Minaj, was originally going to have her appear on it.
On Monday’s episode of Nicki’s Beats 1 show, the rapper made several comments about Cardi B and addressed a fight that broke out between them back in September at the Harper’s Bazaar Icons party at the Plaza Hotel in NYC, which even involved a stiletto heel. Yikes!
The altercation between the female rappers turned physical at the Harper’s Bazaar Icons party at the Plaza Hotel, when Cardi B approached and confronted Minaj over “lies Nicki was spreading” at the time. Cardi B was allegedly elbowed in the face by a security guard, before throwing a red heeled shoe at Minaj, who ultimately appeared unharmed after the incident. Since then, as it usually goes these days, both stars took to social media after the brawl to vent their resentment.
Talking about the incident, Nicki Minaj claimed that her friend, former Love & Hip Hop star, Rah Ali, was the one who attacked Cardi B during the incident. She also claimed Cardi B had interfered in a track that she recorded with Offset, London On Da Track and 21 Savage.
But Cardi had her own take on the events. In one of the Instagram videos, she denied Rah Ali was the one who attacked her.
“How you say that I was the wild animal, that I attacked you, that you was mortified, that you was humiliated, playing the victim.” she continued her ranting. “But now you’re the gangster. You need to pick a side. Do you want to be the victim or the gangster? You lie so much you can’t keep up with your lies.”
Cardi B then went on to bring up her claims about Little Mix’s “Woman Like Me” song. “That Woman Like Me record? I had to decline it because I’ve got a lot of pop records, so I can’t over-exaggerate myself,” she said. “But that came to me first and then they gave it to you.”
However, Perrie Edwards of Little Mix posted on Instagram to say Minaj was always the group’s first choice, writing: “Sorry Cardi hun but this is the T. We’ve always wanted the Queen”
The group later posted to Twitter to explain that both rappers had been approached to appear on the song, but they ultimately chose Nicki Minaj out of the two rappers.
However, can we now say that this feud has finally been put to bed? Hmmm, we’re not so sure, despite Nicki Minaj tweeting and encouraging her fans to focus on the positives and that she would no longer be discussing the fight.
“We’re all so blessed. I know this stuff is entertaining & funny to a lot of people but I won’t be discussing this nonsense anymore” she wrote. “Thank you for the support & encouragement year after year. Love you.”
For once, Cardi B actually seemed to agree with her, as she shared Minaj’s tweet on her Instagram, captioning “@Nickiminaj alright then! Let’s keep it positive and keep pushing!”
So, after weeks of constant insults, different versions of the same story and so on, this feud has finally come to an end. For now, at least. However, we don’t believe that this feud between Cardi B and Nicki Minaj is over at all, as the pressure cooker of beef is only “finna’ to get hotter” as the winter rolls in.
Story by Emily Clark
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