In a new interview, Cardi B revealed when the rising tension between her and Nicki Minaj reached its climax.
“For a while now she’s been taking a lot of shots at me,” Cardi said. “I spoke to her twice before, and we came to an understanding. But she kept it going.”
The breaking point for Cardi B was when Nikki Minaj liked and then unliked a tweet that was a dig at Cardi’s mothering abilities. “I was going to make millions off my Bruno Mars tour, and I sacrificed that to stay with my daughter,” Cardi B said in the interview. “I love my daughter. I’m a good-a$$ f#cking mom. So for somebody that doesn’t have a child to like that comment? So many people want to say that the party wasn’t the time or the place, but I’m not going to catch another artist in the grocery store or down the block.”
In early September, the two rappers engaged in a physical altercation at Harper’s Bazaar’s Icon party, where Cardi B allegedly threw a shoe at Minaj. The incident confirmed the rumours of the lasting beef between the New York natives, causing Cardi B to share a statement about Minaj’s alleged behaviour prior to their confrontation.
“I’ve let a lot of shit slide! I let you sneak diss me, I let you lie on me, I let you attempt to stop my bags, f#ck up the way I eat,” Cardi B wrote. “You’ve threaten other artists in the industry, told them if they work with me you’ll stop f#ckin with them!! I let you talk big sh*t about me!!”
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“For some reason I’m really fascinated with the Holocaust. People were so naïve to believe certain things. But then we in 2018 and there’s people that believe that our problems come from a certain group of people. It just baffles my mind.” Link in bio. – @iamcardib by @mickalenethomas Styling: @kollincarter Story by: @dianesolway W magazine, Vol. VII 2018
Last week, Nikki Minaj announced the release of her “Nicki Stopped My Bag” merch—a conspicuous reference to her ongoing feud with Cardi.