Cardi B bluntly says she is “sick and tired” of Nicki Minaj’s fans, blaming them for her leaked song Money before it was ready to be put out.
Cardi’s new song was released on Tuesday, after which the rapper went on Instagram Live to address the issue and revealed that it was out two days before planned.
The song in question was initially rumored to be about Minaj herself. Cardi posted a screenshot of a TMZ employee texting someone from her team, “Also heard Cardi has a new song and is taking a shot at Nicki Minaj. We want to do that story. It’s going up tomorrow so wanted to give you a heads up.”
Cardi’s rep wrote back, “Cardi has no song coming out about Nicki. So that’s false and your story would be false also. Cardi’s next single isn’t even a feature. And the content is about money lol. Your sources are liars.”
Cardi wrote, “Ya motherf***ers need to get off my d**k and start reporting about them actresses ya used to report about cause I’m not the one to fuck with THANK YOU!! Btw in REAL news my single “Money” drops OCTOBER 26!!”
The song ended up dropping on October 24 instead.
In her Instagram Live, Cardi revealed that it was because of Nicki and the Barbz, her fans, that she went ahead with the early release.
She said, “We tried to retract it, but you know the Barbz. They always posting me, they always post everything I do. They claim they hate me, but they really love me, because they be on my page before my fans.”
The Bodak Yellow rapper added, “So clearly, that seems like love to me, seems like you love me, so it’s like, ‘F–k it.’ I can’t retract it, I might as well put it out.”
Cardi added that she is “sick and tired” of the Barbz, saying, “They seem like my biggest f**king fans, always on my f–king page. Always doing the most.”
She stated that it might have been for the best that the song was released, going on to tease a new project comprising of five to six songs.
The feud between the two women reportedly started when the Barbie Dreams liked a tweet making fun of Cardi’s parenting style. Cardi has a daughter, Kulture Kiari Cephus, with husband Offset of the group Migos.
In a later interview, Cardi said, “I love my daughter. I’m a good-ass f**king mom. So for somebody that don’t have a child to like that comment? 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.”
The two then erupted into a physical fight at the Harper’s Bazaar Icon Bash in New York City. Cardi lunged towards Minaj a red dress on the second floor balcony as the latter was mingling with guests and keeping to herself. She also threw a shoe at the rapper as their security rushed to break it.
She shouted at the Super Bass songstress, “Play with me b*tch … keep f***ing playing with me, play with my f***ing kid bitch … I’ll f**k your ass up.”
Event goers posted video footage of the explosive event.
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Cardi B later left the party with a large bruise above her right eye and the back of her dress torn. Minaj left the premises unharmed, and was quickly escorted downstairs by Minaj’s security team.
Cardi addressed the issue on Instagram later, saying ” when you mention my child, you choose to like comments about me as a mother, make comments about my abilities to take care of my daughter is when all bets are f***in off!!”
Nicki then shared a clip of Cardi saying “I hate when some people come at me and it’s like, ‘Oh Cardi, why you coming at peoples’ kids for?'” on her Queen Radio show on Apple Music’s Beats 1.
She told the audience, “The other night, I was a part of something so mortifying and so humiliating to go through.” She added that she was embarrassed that the “upper echelon” had seen their fight, saying, “The way they passed by looking at this disgusting commotion, I will never forget. I was mortified.”
She added, “I would never talk about anyone’s child or parenting,” and ” I just want to let the world know that Onika Tanya Maraj would never, has never and will never speak ill of anyone’s child.”
A days after the fight, Beyonce silently picked Minaj’s side in the fight by posting a photo of her concert in which the backdrop of the On The Run II Tour was a mugshot of Minaj to her website. She also put the picture to her website.
Cardi addressed Bey’s statement by writing on Instagram, “nobody can make you feel like you cheated yourself or you don’t deserve to be where you at when you KNOW YOU WORKED YOURSELF TO THE TOP.”
Nicki later shaded Cardi with her song Transformer, saying, “Some call me Nicki but some call me Megatron. I’m stopping bags and I don’t need a red octagon.”
Nicki Minaj has not responded to Cardi’s allegations as of yet.
Watch Cardi B’s entire livestream below: