Cardi B Finally Confirmed Why She's Feuding With Nicki Minaj

Diply 10 Oct 2018

Gather round, friends. Make yourselves comfortable as I tell you the tale of the great celebrity feud of 2018, involving both a 25- and a 35-year-old woman.

Nicki Minaj and Cardi B have had some major beef going on lately, and as amusing as it is to watch from a safe distance, there's finally an explanation to this drama — and it's both petty and completely satisfying.

Alright, now I'm not going to just assume that you're fully up to date on the drama between Nicki and Cardi B.

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So please allow me to lay it out for you in the briefest way I possibly can.

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These two leading ladies are no strangers in the rapping industry. 

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In fact, they were both featured on the song "MotorSport" by Migos, which came out back in October 2017.

According to *Us Weekly*, there was a little bit of drama surrounding their verses in the song.

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Apparently, Cardi was under the impression that after the song was basically finished, Minaj went back and re-recorded her own verse in order to one-up the up-and-coming rapper.

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So really, it wasn't anything major. We lost no sleep over it.

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Nicki felt disrespected by the accusation, saying that she felt "ambushed."

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Minaj felt that she had shown Cardi B nothing but respect, and that there are plenty of other rappers who would kill for a chance to do a verse with her.

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Minaj knew how it must have sounded, but she stuck to her guns.

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"I’m not saying it in a cocky way," she said.

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"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?"

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Flash forward to August 2018.

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Cardi took to Twitter to celebrate rapper Kodak Black's release from prison

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The tweet ended up being controversial.

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Considering that he was convicted on multiple charges, including child neglect, reports *Rolling Stone*.

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Cardi was called out by several fans for supporting him, especially considering that she had just welcomed a daughter of her own to the world.

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This is where the drama really begins.

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In turn, Twitter user @bellegrossier, shared proof that Nicki had apparently liked (and then unliked) certain tweets that bashed Cardi for supporting him.

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And as most of you know by now, during the Harper's Bazaar Icons event, Nicki and Cardi got into a brawl captured on camera by TMZ, and it ended with Cardi leaving the event — without her shoe.

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Word is that she threw her shoe at Nicki, so there's that.

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And I just want to say that this whole thing was so wild.

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It's like this story came straight out of a Real Housewives episode or something, honestly.

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Cardi then shared a text post on Instagram the next day, and it was the furthest thing from an apology.

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She accused Nicki of basically preventing her from working and earning money, and of course she brought up the tweets that Nicki had allegedly liked.

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Anyway, the two continued to go back and forth for a while there.

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According to Noisey, Nicki would talk about Cardi on her radio show, Queen Radio, and deny ever doing anything wrong.

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Cardi would share how successful her album was compared to Nicki's in the least subtle way possible.

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And let me just take this time to remind you all that these women are in their mid-twenties and thirties.

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That's all I'm going to say about that.

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One of Nicki's most recent jabs to Cardi is the clothing line she just dropped.

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It took fans .005 seconds to realize that all of Nicki's merch had the phrase "NICKI STOPPED MY BAG" printed across everything.

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That's right, Nicki is for real out here capitalizing on this feud.

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I honestly love that vibe.

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Because, in case you forgot, Cardi mentioned that Nicki was stopping her bag (preventing her from making money) in her Instagram post: "I let a lot of [expletive] slide! I let you sneak diss me, I let you lie on me, I let you attempt to stop my bags, [expletive] up the way I eat!" she wrote.

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Now it's Cardi's turn to speak out about the drama...again.

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She spilled some true tea in an interview with W Magazine confirming why she's so fired up.

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"For a while now she's been taking a lot of shots at me," Cardi began when Nicki's name was mentioned.

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"I spoke to her twice before, and we came to an understanding. But she kept it going.”

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But Cardi confirmed that the straw that broke the camel's back — the reason these two have been at war for so long — was Nicki liking and unliking a tweet about her mothering.

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"I was going to make millions off my Bruno Mars tour, and I sacrificed that to stay with my daughter," she told W. 

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She explained that she loves her daughter and that she's a good mother (with a few colorful expletives thrown in).

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The statement was in reference to a Bruno Mars tour that Cardi had planned on joining, but ultimately dropped out of once she recognized the limits she needed to respect as a new mother.

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It's clear that Cardi is taking her mom role seriously, turning down bajillions of dollars in order to focus on baby Kulture.

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"So for somebody that don't have a child to like that comment?" She continued.

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"So many people want to say that 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." She told W.

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And I mean, fair. The chances of Cardi running into Nicki while picking up a carton of milk are slim to none.

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But does that mean that she had to throw her shoe at all? Probably not.

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On Nicki's side, she clearly didn't see the Like/Unlike drama as anywhere near as serious as Cardi did.

She explained on Queen Radio, "Let me go on record saying I would never talk about anyone's child or parenting."

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Offering up an alternative for why things got so heated, Minaj seemed to blame Cardi's temper, and that everything else was just PR.

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"You knew when that footage came out you would look dumb so your publicist hurried up and put out a statement."

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She didn't exactly hold back how she really feels about Cardi these days.

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"You're angry and you're sad. This is about getting this woman some help. She out here throwing bottles and shoes."

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But at least we can all sleep easy at night knowing that this feud was definitely over a liked tweet.

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Which is real tough, tbh.

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And personally, I'm so relieved that I'm not famous because liking snide tweets is my favorite pastime.

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Amen!

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