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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Just in case you were wondering, yes. Life is always like high school, no matter how rich and famous you get.

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So...yay.

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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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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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Then it was Cardi's turn to speak out about the drama...again. Because these things can't just END, right?

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Nooooope.

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 said.

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

Did she though, Cardi? Did she?

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But Cardi did finally confirm what the straw that broke the camel's back was. The thing she just COULD NOT forgive...

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Nicki liked...then unliked...a couple of tweets.

WHOA.

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Tweets. Yeah, I was surprised, too.

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It wasn't even stuff that Nicki tweeted. It was her liking then unliking someone else's tweets. Like...

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I guess it's easy to get upset over tweets when they're about you as a mother, though.

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The only thing moms are more defensive of than their kids is anybody calling out how they're raising those kids.

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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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The statement was in reference to a Bruno Mars tour that Cardi had planned on joining.

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"As of today I've decided I won't be joining Bruno on tour this Fall," started her statement that she posted on her Instagram.

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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"I do not want to miss one second."

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"I do not want to miss no smiles, I do not want to miss no new movement, I do not want the baby to confuse me with the babysitter," Cardi told Rolling Stone.

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"So for somebody that don't have a child to like that comment [on Twitter]?"

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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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That doesn't mean that the logical next step is shoe-launching, though.

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Nicki wasn't taking the like/unlike tweet drama as seriously as Cardi.

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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Nicki's explanation for how everything got twisted makes sense, though.

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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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And now we wait for the next shoe to drop.

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And yes, we totally mean that in relation to the fight.

But there's gotta be more tea somewhere.

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