Nicki Minaj Dissed Cardi B With Her New Clothing Line

Diply 9 Oct 2018

Hello and welcome to the Drama-Lovers Support Group. My name is Adelaide, I will be your discussion mediator. Let's begin with the first and only stage in this matter: Acceptance.

Just accept that you love drama and carry on with your life. It's that easy. Now that that's covered, let's indulge in a little Nicki Minaj-Cardi B drama.

Nicki Minaj and Cardi B are, like, SUPER supportive of each other as female artists in a male-dominated genre. 

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They've really broken away from the unnecessary air of competition that surrounds female rappers.

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OK, FINE — those last two sentences were lies. 

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Oh, but how I so desperately wish they were true. They speak of a reality I wish existed.

Instead, the current reality is the exact opposite.

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THIS reality involves a major feud between the artists — which resulted in a one-shoed Cardi B getting escorted out of the 2018 Harper's Bazaar Icons event.

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Not exactly the Cinderella story we know and love.

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It also resulted in a Looney Tunes-lookin' bump on Cardi B's forehead.

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Both of these images were taken after Cardi B attempted to lunge at Nicki Minaj during the aforementioned event.

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This drama went down in mid-September, so naturally, come October, most of us had assumed that it had cooled down.

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There had even been a few weeks where the rappers weren't discussing each other on podcasts or sub-posting each otheron Instagram.

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But THEN Nicki went ahead and dropped a whole new line of merchandise. 

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We'll call it the "NICKI STOPPED MY BAG" merch, as it features that quote on each available item.

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...Available items include t-shirts, as well.

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Nicki promoted the launch of the line on Instagram, however, she turned off comments on the post.

My guess: The rapper knew how opinionated the internet would be about this merch, and she decided to spare herself from those opinions... on Instagram, at least.

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If you aren't familiar with the phrase "Stopped my bag," it's when someone or something prevents a person from making money. 

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It's also happens to be a phase that Cardi B used to describe what Nicki attempted to do to her.

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Specifically, Cardi used that phrase in a written Instagram post following theHarper's Bazaar Icons incident.

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Cardi wrote, "I let a lot of sh*t slide! I let you sneak diss me, I let you lie on me, I let you attempt to stop my bags, f*** up the way I eat!"

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Essentially, Nicki took Cardi B's sentiment and turned it into a clothing line, ultimately using it to generate income for herself. 

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To be fair, that is a pretty bomb way to spin negativity.

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In fact, a ton of Nicki's fans cheered the rapper on for the idea. 

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However, if Nicki really wanted to get her message across, she should have put the phrase in Mocking SpongeBob meme font.

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For example:

NiCkI sToPpED mY bAg

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Meme fonts aside, there were also people who thought the merch was a real petty move on Nicki's part.

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But, like, of course it was a petty move.

That's typically the basis for all celebrity feuds — pettiness — is it not?

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Ironically, Nicki's $75 "STOPPED MY BAG" backpack is actually stopping the bags of her fans.

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In other words, the backpack's slogan will relay some personal truth about whomever purchases it at that price.

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As for Cardi B retaliating — sorry, I've got nothin' for ya. 

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Not yet, anyway. This feud is far from resolved, so I'm sure we'll be back on this topic sometime soon, and ideally with a Cardi clapback.

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Cardi B is too busy proving that, presently, Nicki Minaj is far from stopping her bag.

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Case in point: the rapper's lipstick collaboration with Tom Ford, which sold out in 24 hours.

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But, like I said: We'll be back here again, I'm sure of it.

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It's just a matter of time.

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