Cardi B cracked down on blogs over the summer with a no-posting policy (which required that they keep her name, likeness and photos off of their websites and social handles), which went into effect for celebrity buzz blogs and social media hot spots like Baller Alert, The Shade Room and more.
One of Hollywood’s most merciless celeb news hubs, TMZ, will likely be added to the Bronx femcee’s list after their latest stunt involving a rumored upcoming diss aimed at the head of her rap rival, Nicki Minaj.
TMZ claimed that some folks on her team believed she should continue ignoring the Queen femcee and do away with any further jabs, while others supported the notion that the lyrics might even “benefit Nicki by putting the spotlight on her.”
She posted a screenshot of a text message convo between someone from her team and a “Charlie” over at TMZ. In the messages, Charlie throws out that they’ll be posting a story based on hearsay that Cardi has new anti-Nicki music coming out. The person from Cardi’s team responded with a rumor rebuttal, informing that she has no upcoming record taking aim at Nicki and that the sources are simply liars. From the conversation, it appears that Charlie conceded and confirmed that he’d let the other reporter know so that (presumably) TMZ would not run the story.
In the site’s normal fashion, reporters released the story, anyway. That makes the second strike for the Invasion of Privacy rapper, who took to Instagram with the receipts to give TMZ a mouthful about their—well—invasion of privacy. “Dear TMZ…You see you really pressed my button a couple of weeks ago when ya had photographers literally stalk me and my daughter when I clearly said repeatedly I don’t want to show my daughter,” she wrote in the caption of the SMS screenshot. “With fame comes crazy people, stalkers and psychopaths, so I want to protect my child til I’m ready to show her to the world but NO intergrity don’t matter to ya.”
... even after confirming the truth, as was the case for the alleged Nicki diss. “Ya motherf**kers need to get off my d** and start reporting about them actresses ya used to report about because I’m not the one to f**k with THANK YOU!!!”
And one more thing, everyone: her actual single, fittingly titled “Money,” drops October 26.
See Cardi gather up TMZ’s fake news in the post below.
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