PEOPLE has an exclusive sneak peek of the legendary R&B singer's visit to The View on Monday

By Dave Quinn
February 15, 2019 12:05 PM

Mary J. Blige is standing by her sisters in music, and wants there to be “No More Drama” when it comes to pitting female artists against one another.

The Queen of Hip Hop Soul, 48, is appearing on Monday’s episode of The View, and doesn’t hold back when weighing in on the hot topic controversy that erupted after this month’s Grammy Awards — when fans critical of Cardi B‘s best rap album win began trying to ignite a with Nicki Minaj.

In Blige’s view, that needs to stop.

“I think it’s negative because we’ve suffered enough amongst a male-dominated society and a male-dominated business. We suffer enough amongst each other,” the 48-year-old says. “When you see us trying to do something, at least try to bring us together. At least try to lift us up together.”

“I think that it’s best that we continue to lift each other up,” she adds. “There’s enough everything for everyone. Why can’t Cardi win the Grammy? There’s enough for everyone. Why can’t she have her moment?”

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Blige isn’t the first to come to Cardi’s defense.

On Tuesday, Lady Gaga — who earned three Grammy wins this year — defended Cardi, tweeting a supportive message to the 26-year-old “I Like It” rapper and encouraged social media users to “lift her up.”.

“It is so hard to be a woman in this industry. What it takes, how hard we work through the disrespectful challenges, just to make art,” she wrote on Twitter.

“I love you Cardi. You deserve your awards. Let’s celebrate her fight,” Gaga, 32, added. “Lift her up & honor her. She is brave.”

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Cardi had deactivated her Instagram account in the days following the criticism, but only after sharing a since-deleted expletive-filled rant (which was captured by a fan account).

She was particularly frustrated with the BET Network who had brought up Minaj in a since-deleted tweet digging at Cardi’s triumph.

“It’s not my style for people to put other people down to uplift somebody else,” she began in the clip, referencing  BET’s tweet — which said Minaj was “being dragged by her lacefront” after Cardi’s Grammy win. “That’s not my style and that’s not what I’m with. … I don’t support that.”

“However, I’ve been taking a lot of s— today. I’m seeing a lot of bulls— today and I saw a lot of s—  last night, and I’m sick of this s—. I work hard for my motherf—ing album,” she angrily stated.

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The rapper continued her rant by reflecting on the reactions from last year’s Grammys results. Cardi earned two nominations in best rap performance and best rap song for her track “Bodak Yellow” but did not win for either one.

“I remember last year when I didn’t win for ‘Bodak Yellow’ and everybody was like, ‘Cardi got snubbed,’” she recalled. “Now this year’s a f—ing problem?! My album went two-time platinum, my n—, and every chart that there was, my album was always Top 10. Number one album, as well.”

After the passionate video was posted — and subsequently deleted — Cardi then shared another cleaner reflection on her Instagram about all the work that went into making Invasion of Privacy. “My album went #1 and spend [sic] 21 weeks straight on billboard top ten! Every song is gold or platinum or higher. I listen to my album and I cry because I know the hell I went thruu doing the album is always a bittersweet memory,” she wrote.

“THANK YOU EVERYONE THAT SUPPORTED ME AND LISTEN. I’m thankful and grateful and again thank you to all the artist that gave me a feature,” Cardi added.

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Two days after deactivating her Instagram account, Cardi was back on the social media platform to promote her new single with Bruno Mars.

“Ok so I’m back from retirement to announce I have a brand new song coming out Friday at midnight with @brunomars,” she wrote alongside a photo of the pair.

The rapper also added a little dig at those who claimed she was undeserving of Sunday’s award and reminded them that she and Mars, 33, were both proud Grammy-winning artists.

“#twogrammywinningartist 🏆🏆” she wrote in the hashtag at the end of the post.

The View airs weekdays (11 a.m. ET) on ABC.

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