The flicks of their exchange gave pretty much no context to their chat, but the Bronx breakout rap star reportedly did when she revealed what they discussed on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM radio show.
For starters, Cardi revealed that their rumored “beef” was nonexistent, and spurred majorly by fans and the media who were gung-ho on pitting her and Nicki against each other. Despite the Young Money rapper revealing one of their issues connected to the "MotorSport" record controversy via a Beats 1 interview, Nicki had never confirmed any real beef either.
Cardi clarified that their actual issue (which she left undisclosed) was only a matter of a misunderstanding, which she reportedly told Stern she wouldn’t speak to publicly simply because she wanted to handle that conversation with the Queens raptress when she ran into her in person.
The Met Gala presented that opportunity for Cardi, where she said they hashed out the mix-up.
“I never was feuding with anybody,” she cleared up. “There was a misunderstanding. I think she felt a certain type of way about something. I definitely felt a certain type of way about something. Didn’t want to ever talk about it in public because I felt like we are going to see each other again and we will talk about it. It’s always like little issues.”
Cardi reiterated fans’ obsession with inflating small issues into much bigger ones. When they spoke at the annual celebrity-exclusive fundraising event, however, they were able to handle whatever disagreement they had without the extra controversy.
“And it’s just like, ‘See, it’s just something that needed to be talked about,’” Cardi said.
The Invasion of Privacy artist concluded with a word about her personal feelings toward the tension, before the conversation of course, and the media’s fixation for beef between women of color.
“The issue was something that the press didn’t know because I don’t like talking,” she said. “I’m not going to talk about it. But I really felt a certain type of way, my feelings were really hurt, and I was on some, ‘This is why I keep to myself. That’s why I can’t f**k with nobody.’ But I just felt like the media, they just so thirsty to also put colored women against each other. Not even hip-hop. I see people put R&B women against each other, and I don’t understand why they do that and why they want to do that.”
Cheers to less femcee foes and more femcee unity!
*crosses fingers for a Cardi and Nicki collaboration this summer*
Listen to a soundbite from the conversation below.
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