Appearing on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 program on Thursday (April 12), Nicki, who was there to promote her two brand new singles, “Barbie Tingz” and “Chun-Li,” was asked about the rising Bronx star and why there seemed to be an air of mistrust surrounding their relationship.
Apparently, it all stems from Migos’ song “Motorsport,” on which both Cardi B and Nicki Minaj make featured appearances. Minaj said that Cardi wasn’t being truthful about her verse being altered during an interview from last November. During that sit down with UK’s Capital Xtra, Cardi made a statement that alluded to Nicki’s contribution to the track being shortened to make way for her.
"When I heard the track, her verse wasn't finished -- well, it's not the verse that is out right now -- and Quavo told me to get on the song, and I just felt like it was a perfect opportunity for me to be on a track that's big like that,” Cardi said.
Now, after tearing up while describing how it hurt her and the lack of respect she felt she was given from Cardi, Nicki hopped on Twitter to fully clear the air.
How can you say someone changed their verse & forget to say Quavo TOLD me to remove my singing part (which I loved) & Atlantic told me to remove your name from my verse per your request? So how were those changes gonna happen if I didn’t “change” my verse? 😩🤣 #NickiDay #ChunLi— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) April 12, 2018
“How can you say someone changed their verse & forget to say Quavo TOLD me to remove my singing part (which I loved) & Atlantic told me to remove your name from my verse per your request?,” she tweeted. “So how were those changes gonna happen if I didn’t 'change' my verse?”
The part about Cardi allegedly asking for her name to be removed from Nicki’s verse is of particular note. The supposed original version of “Motorsport” has been floating around on social media via a few leaked videos. That verse has Minaj using a football analogy to describe her and Cardi’s current roles in rap.
“If Cardi the QB, I’m Nick Lombardi,” Minaj raps, referring to herself as legendary Super Bowl-winning coach Vince Lombardi and Cardi as her team’s quarterback.
What do you think? Do you feel Nicki’s being wrongfully disrespected? Or is she using this “Motorsport” mishap as fuel to create a full on beef? Let us know in the comment section below.
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