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Little Mix dragged into feud between Nicki Minaj and Cardi B

By | Published on Wednesday 31 October 2018

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Little Mix have now been dragged into the feud between Cardi B and Nicki Minaj, which remains a thing that is happening between two actual adults.

On Tuesday, Cardi B posted a series of videos on Instagram responding to claims Minaj had made on her Beats 1 radio show. In one video, she asserted that a number of opportunities had come to Minaj recently only after she had passed on them first. This included new Little Mix single ‘Woman Like Me’, on which Minaj provides a guest verse.

“That ‘Woman Like Me’ record?” she said. “I had to decline it because I’ve got a lot of pop records, so I can’t over exaggerate myself. But that came to me first and then they gave it to you”.

As proof, she played a version of the track she’d been sent off her phone, with space left for the then still required guest verse. However, Little Mix have now said that, while they did indeed approach Cardi B about a collaboration, Minaj was always their first choice.

“We love and respect both Nicki and Cardi B”, they said in a statement on Twitter. “Both were approached by our label to work with us on ‘Woman Like Me’, Nicki then Cardi. 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”.

So that’s very diplomatic. Although it followed some less diplomatic comment-liking from the group’s Jade Thirwall, and an Instagram story from Perrie Edwards saying: “Sorry Cardi hun but this is the T. We’ve always wanted the Queen”.

Anyway, entirely coincidentally, Nicki Minaj has a new track out. She features on Tyga’s ‘Dip’. Presumably he asked Cardi B to guest first, but she was still worrying about over exaggerating herself.