Cardi B Shares Clip of Fans Singing 'Bodak Yellow' After Nicki Minaj Implies She Pays for Plays
Cardi B is striking back at Nicki Minaj's implication that the "Bodak Yellow" rapper pays to have her songs played
Cardi B is striking back at Nicki Minaj‘s implication that the Invasion of Privacy rapper pays to have her songs played. The mud slinging comes in the wake of their altercation at a New York Fashion Week event on Friday night.
Speaking on her Apple Music Beats 1 show Queen Radio on Monday, Minaj, 35, leveled accusations at Cardi directly. “You knew that when that footage came out, you were about to look dumb,” she said. “So your team, they hurry up and put out a statement. I didn’t stop anyone’s bags. She had to say that because she has built her career off sympathy and payola.”
Minaj continued, insisting that she had a right to defend herself following alleged abuses she suffered at the hands of Cardi.
“The other night, I dressed up very nice, and so much went down,” Minaj said. “One of the things were horrendous accusations from someone who told a rapper to not do a video for me, and he didn’t. It’s easy for so many people to say, ‘Nicki stops my bag.’ I can’t let people say these things about me. I have to defend myself.”
In what seemed to be a response to the allegations that she pays for play, Cardi B, 25, shared an Instagram video of a stadium filled with fans singing her No. 1 hit, “Bodak Yellow,” captioning the clip, “Real life, real love.”
On her Beats 1 show, Minaj continued to speak at length about the incident that went down at the Harper’s Bazaar ICONS gala on Friday, during which Cardi tore her own dress and was seen throwing a shoe in Minaj’s direction.
“The other night I was part of something so mortifying and so humiliating to go through in front of a bunch upper echelon people who have their life together,” she remarked. “I was in a Gaultier gown — off the motherf—ing runway — and I could not believe how humiliated we all felt.”
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Minaj also went on to deny that she had ever spoken ill of Cardi’s 8-week-old daughter, Kulture Kiari.
“I just want people to know that Onika Tanya Maraj has never, will never… speak ill on anyone’s child. I am not a clown. That’s clown s—,” Minaj continued, using her full name.
Shortly after the physical altercation took place, Cardi wrote a scathing Instagram post that did not mention Minaj by name, but suggested that the “Ganja Burns” rapper had made negative comments about her infant daughter.
“I addressed you once in person, I addressed you a second time in person, and every time you copped the plea!! But 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—ing off!!” the “I Like It” rapper wrote.
Minaj also went on to clarify why she waited a few days to speak about the incident.
Addressing Cardi, Minaj remarked that since “you knew that when that footage came out, you was about to look f—ing dumb,” Cardi and her publicist “hurried up and put out a statement” right away.
“I’m such an ill-ass bitch I didn’t even feel the need to defend myself that night,” Minaj added.
In fact, while exiting the party that night, Minaj was spotted smiled and blowing kisses to the crowd.
On Sunday, Minaj posted a possible response to her fight with Cardi B, which seemingly referenced some shade thrown at the “Bartier Cardi” performer.
In a video posted on her Instagram account, Minaj mugged for the camera while “Hard White,” one of the songs off of her latest album, plays in the background. The track contains lyrics, not captured in the video, that may be about Cardi, who has long been open about her past as a stripper.
“I ain’t never played a hoe position,” Minaj raps. “I ain’t ever have to strip to get the pole position. Hoes is dissin’? Okay, these hoes is wishin’. You’re in no position to come for O’s position.” (The O references Minaj’s real name Onika.)
A source previously told PEOPLE that it initially looked like the pair “might hug it out” before “it all went down.”
“Cardi walked towards Nicki and all of a sudden Cardi started screaming something about her child. She was yelling, ‘Bitch you feisty. Bitch don’t talk s— about my child’ at Nicki,” the source continued.
Representatives for the rappers did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s requests for comment.
The source went on to explain to PEOPLE that Cardi “threw her shoe because she couldn’t get through” to Minaj, who “was there with eight or nine bodyguards.”
As for the welt on Cardi’s head that she was seen exiting with, while the source isn’t sure what happened, they’re confident that Minaj was not responsible for the injury.
“Nothing seemed to start the fight other than Cardi seeing Nicki up close,” the eyewitness added. “It definitely seems to stem from deeply rooted issues.”