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Nicki Minaj addresses Cardi B altercation on Beats 1

By | Published on Tuesday 11 September 2018

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Well, Nicki Minaj’s show on Apple Music was once again a newsworthy affair last night. If nothing else, she’s doing a great job of reminding everyone that Beats 1 exists. If she keeps this up for a few more weeks, someone might actually start listening. Her newsworthy remarks on yesterday’s show related to the altercation that occurred between her and Cardi B at a fashion industry party in New York at the weekend.

Both attended the Harper’s Bazaar Icons event on Saturday, where Cardi B approached Minaj, apparently angry about comments she believed the rival rapper had made about her recently born child. Cardi B was escorted out of the party shortly afterwards with a bump on her head, reportedly received after Minaj threw a shoe at her.

Cardi B quickly posted a statement on Instagram saying that she had “let a lot of shit slide”. However, she went on, albeit without actually naming Minaj, “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, [that] is when all bets are off”.

On her Beats 1 show, Minaj denied that she had said any of those things, claiming that the baby dissing allegations had been invented by Cardi B’s publicist. She then said that this weekend’s incident had been “mortifying and humiliating” and had played out “in front of upper-echelon people who have their lives together”.

Referring to herself by her real name, she went on: “Let me go on record saying I would never talk about anyone’s child or parenting. I don’t give a shit and it’s so crazy to me that people always need to make Onika the bad guy. Onika Tanya Maraj will never speak ill of anyone’s child. I am not a clown. What is clown shit, is telling [a lie] to the world for doing dumb shit. You knew when that footage came out you would look dumb so your publicist hurried up and put out a statement”.

Of course, Minaj did recently claim that Travis Scott had used his baby, Stormi, to sell tickets for his tour, and in doing so shifted more records, denying her the American number one spot for her new album. She also said on an earlier Beats 1 appearance, “I know that you guys are saying me and baby Stormi have beef. Yes we do”.

Last night, Minaj went on to accuse Cardi B of sleeping with DJs to get her records played, saying “she’s built her career off of sympathy and payola”.

The supposed feud between the two rappers has been the subject of speculation for some time. Throughout, it’s generally either been shrugged off by both artists as a fabrication, or said to have been settled after misunderstandings were cleared up. And yet, rumours of the feuding continue, rumours now enhanced by last weekend’s events. Although that was the first time they’ve actually come to blows.

In other news, Minaj has just released the video for ‘Barbie Dreams’ from her latest album, ‘Queen’. On the track, she lists all the male rappers she wouldn’t sleep with, turning many of them into Muppet-like puppets for the video, which you can see here: