In her first-ever 2018 interview, Young Money’s crowned raptress Nicki Minaj sat down with Zane Lowe on Apple’s Beats 1 Radio to catch up on all things Nicki that the Barbs have been missing for the past four months.
Nicki lit Barbie Twitter on fire with the premiere of her two new singles, “Chun-Li” and “Barbie Tingz,” reveals about her upcoming album that fans are already certain is on the way, and a phone call from her Young Money Cash Money captains Birdman and Lil Wayne. When Lowe shifted the conversation to one of the steamies, fan-ignited topics in femcee hip-hop, Nicki versus Cardi B, she acknowledged something that brought her to tears.
“Shout out to Cardi, Ms. Banks, Maliibu Miitch, Kash Doll, Asian Doll and the other girls out there that show me love,” she began. “They’re doing their thing.”
However, the “MotorSport” collaboration with Migos and the Bronx femcee brought forth some true colors. For starters, the rumor that Nicki was blindsided by Cardi’s feature on the track checked out false. She even has text messages from Quavo to prove it, she said, revealing that Quavo previewed the track with her, asked her to appear as a guest, and later texted her to ask if Cardi could also hold a guest spot. Nicki conceded, but when the music video came about, which helped spur rumors of tension between Nicki and Cardi, more buzz sprung about supporting a supposed anti-Cardi stance from Nicki.
She reached out to Quavo amid the controversy, asking him to defend her with the truth. Sadly, Quavo refused, stating that he’d only speak out on it publicly if “she was his girl,” the head Barb said. Afterward, Cardi’s interview where she claimed Nicki switched up her verse (rumored to have happened after she’d heard Cardi’s verse) drove the the nail in even deeper.
Nicki was unfortunately brought to tears while sharing the story, revealing that it was the one thing Cardi did that hurt her feelings. She still congratulated Cardi and revealed that, as of late, she believes the Invasion of Privacy femcee is genuine above all.
But now that the Barbz have heard their queen's side of the story, they're bringing torches for everyone who hopped on the anti-Nicki parade in the past few months.
Listen to her "MotorSport" clarification and how Nicki fans feel about it below.
Nicki Minaj seems on the edge of tears in her interview with Beats 1 where she talks feeling hurt after the Migos and Cardi B allegedly portrayed Nicki as a ‘liar’ for not shooting with Cardi for the ‘Motorsport’ music video. pic.twitter.com/lsnin4lm6D— Music News Facts (@musicnewsfact) April 12, 2018
Cardi did a million interviews about Motorsport and never once thanked Nicki for putting her on the song.. she just helped everyone paint this picture of nicki as a hating bitch.. pic.twitter.com/vxrgCueiPx— Kourtnee Banks (@_TheLineLeader) April 12, 2018
Where all the “fans” that was trying to put Nicki against Cardi ? I’m sorry y’all real life silent today 🗣🗣🗣🗣 pic.twitter.com/5T3rWQcEFt— A Casanova ✨ (@adrithemelanin) April 12, 2018
NICKI HAS A GOOD ASS HEART... AFTER ALL THAT SHIT CARDI WAS TALKING ABOUT HER, SHE STILL GON SHOUT HER OUT AND EVERYTHING PROTECT OUR QUEEN— YIBAMBE (@kingkilmonger) April 12, 2018
Quavo fake thirsty ass is the one that should be getting dragged when Nicki didn't even come for Cardi but y'all wanted Cardi and Nicki to beef for the longest while so y'all will overlook anything. pic.twitter.com/AaIiDsQsVW— kyron (@halfdiseased) April 12, 2018
*Nicki & Cardi beefin*— KaWhy Leonard (@ACNeenan) April 12, 2018
Honestly it just goes to show how fake Cardi is, Nicki was always there to support and give Props and all the stripper girl did was lie with her half alive Daddy Quavo. get yourself a life will ya? i had problems with Cardi now i officially hate her. Karma is on the way #NickiDay pic.twitter.com/edikKOUMWr— Simon 🏹🇩🇿 (@SiaGoddess) April 12, 2018
nicki: can you pls back me up?— トニー (@tonyisfuture) April 12, 2018
soooo quavo and cardi used fake beef w/ nicki to hype up their “careers” and then refused to decline the rumors when she asked them about it? i’m not shocked honestly pic.twitter.com/RJENi2EQdo— angie💧 (@wickedzarry) April 12, 2018
The Migos could’ve made it more clear to both Nicki and Cardi about the collaboration taking place and how huge it was.— ѕlіск nіск | april 24 🎉 (@Creat1ve) April 12, 2018
They could’ve did better scheduling to make sure you they both were together in the video.
I blame them. Next case. pic.twitter.com/Zq9X6N0U8z
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