Nicki Minaj Calls for Truce Amid Cardi B Feud: 'Let’s Focus on Positive Things'
Cardi B called out Nicki Minaj in 10 separate expletive-filled Instagram videos following the rapper's Queen Radio show on Monday
Cardi, 26, called out Minaj, 35, in 10 separate expletive-filled Instagram videos posted on Monday, just hours after Minaj spoke on their ongoing conflict in the latest episode of her Queen Radio show on Apple Music’s Beats 1.
The mother of one certainly did not hold back as she discussed the aftermath of their NYFW fight, showed a screenshot of the pair’s call log and even revealed that she was considering suing Minaj for “defamation of character.”
“How you say that I was the wild animal, that I attacked you, that you was mortified, that you was humiliated, playing the victim but now you the gangsta. You need to pick a side,” Cardi said in response to Minaj’s radio episode, in which she explained that her friend Rah Ali “really, really beat Cardi’s ass bad” during the Sept. 7 brawl.
“Do you want to be the victim or do you want to be the gangsta. You lie so much, you can’t even keep up with your f—ing lies,” Cardi added in the first of 10 clips.
Among the “lies” Cardi was referring to was the claim that she “built her career of sympathy and payola,” which is the practice of paying radio stations to play a song. “Since you want to talk about suing, maybe I should sue you for defamation of character since you want to claim that I’m using something illegal called Payola for being so f—ing successful,” Cardi said in the fourth of 10 videos.
In addition, Cardi’s response posts contained screen grabs of her attempts to call Minaj. Showing a screenshot of her call log, Cardi even revealed Minaj’s phone number along with the text messages from friends after her own phone number was leaked, allegedly by Minaj’s camp.
“Let’s talk about the leaked numbers s—. Tell me if this don’t make sense: How come my phone number got leaked one hour after the altercation at the Harper’s Bazaar party?” Cardi said in her fifth of 10 videos, referring to the NYFW fight.
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Cardi’s sister Hennessy Carolina recently claimed in a since-deleted Instagram post that Minaj leaked the “I Like It” rapper’s phone number, which led to threatening messages about baby Kulture. “After my sister showed those text messages, look what you do. You go on Twitter and start liking s—, endorsing that type of nasty ass f—ing behavior. Bitch you’re f—ing sick in the head,” Cardi said in the sixth video.
In her ninth video response, Cardi spoke of the comments Minaj made about putting their feud to rest.
“You say you’re tired of talking about it. I’m tired of talking about it too. I’m tired of the whole internet s—. I’m tired of the interview s—. If you really want to talk about it, you know where to link me, we could always link up,” she said.
However, Cardi also warned: “We can talk about it or we can fight it out. I’m with whatever. But I’m sick and tired of that back and forth s—. I’m not doing it. I’m in a good space right now. Let me know what’s up.”
Last but not least, Cardi gave Minaj some advice.
“What you need to do is stop focusing on other people and focus on yourself and focus on your craft because you’re out here f—ing up your legacy, looking like a f—ing hater,” she said in her tenth video.
Shortly after Cardi posted her Instagram videos, Minaj unleashed a string of tweets slamming the rapper once again, alluding to Cardi’s alleged use of a ghostwriter on her songs and even challenging Cardi to take a joint lie detector test.
“I’ll pay you to take a lie detector test about every claim I made on #QueenRadio. You won’t. I must admit you’re a convincing liar,” Minaj wrote.
She added: “We can… Get on live & have the convo for the world to see. Do a lie detector test TOGETHER … Do an interview on #QueenRadio … ORRR we can both sit in a room together, hear a beat for the first time, and have ourselves FILMED WRITING TO IT!!!!!!”
The Maury Show then jumped into the fray, offering their lie detector services.
“The only rapper in the history of rap who can only talk about deals and songs she’s supposedly turned down cuz she can’t talk about a verse she’s ever written. Fkn fraud,” Minaj added in response to Cardi’s claim that girl group Little Mix initially asked her to rap a verse for them on single “Woman Like Me” before Minaj was featured on the track.
Little Mix set the record straight Tuesday on Twitter.
“We love and respect both Nick and Cardi B. Both were approached by our label to work with us on Woman Like Me, Nicki then Cardi,” the group tweeted. “We went with Nicki because like we’ve said over and over for years, it’s been a dream of ours to work with her since the beginning. We have nothing but love and positivity for both Nicki and Cardi.”
Then, hours after Minaj began her onslaught of tweets, she appeared to signal a truce.
“Ok you guys, let’s focus on positive things only from here on out. We’re all so blessed. I know this stuff is entertaining & funny to a lot of people but I won’t be discussing this nonsense anymore,” Minaj posted. “Thank you for the support & encouragement year after year. Love you.”
Cardi responded, posting a screenshot of Minaj’s tweet on Instagram and writing:”@Nickiminaj alright then! Let’s keep it positive and keep it pushing!”
Cardi and Minaj’s exchange on Monday, comes seven weeks after videos of the Sept. 7 incident were posted online. One clip showed Cardi charging at someone. In a different video, Cardi can be heard screaming “say some s— about my daughter [Kulture] again.”
“Cardi walked towards Nicki and all of a sudden Cardi started screaming something about her child,” a source told PEOPLE. “She was yelling, ‘Bitch you feisty. Bitch don’t talk s— about my child’ at Nicki.”
The source also revealed Cardi “threw her shoe because she couldn’t get through” to Minaj who “was there with eight or nine bodyguards.”