Last September during New York Fashion Week, Nicki Minaj and Cardi B’s apoplectic brawl heard ‘round the world had the internet in shambles for months. The sparring femcees’ seething beef came to a head when, according to Bardi, the Queens native liked a tweet denouncing her parenting. From there, it was on sight, and the Bronx native made sure to keep her word. At the ICONS party, hosted by Harper’s Bazaar, shoes were thrown, Mrs. Cephus ended up with a knot on her head and Barbie remained unscathed behind security. Yet, the altercation had fans digging their digital archives to figure out how we got here and more importantly, why. Between the riveting "Queen Radio" exposés and members from both sides stepping forward with the “truth,” it was hard to keep track, and on October 29, all hell broke loose... again.
Being the industry’s rising phenom, fans and industry heavyweights believed a feud of this magnitude would “stop” Cardi’s fashion bags indefinitely. However, in a shocking turn of events, Harper’s Bazaar put a smooth halt to those exclusion rumors and the five-time Grammy nominated mother of one is their March cover star.
So while the Barbz are sparking unwarranted opinions over this freestyle, Bardi Gang is basking in this post-brawl, fully secured bag glow. During the interview, she mentions that her life is relatively parallel to an actual fairytale. “I’m a princess—rags to riches, people trying to sabotage,” she states. In spite of her occasionally reckless antics, the “Bickenhead” star is relatable and honest. Harper’s even dubbed her debut album, Invasion of Privacy, as “arguably the best debut album from a female rapper since Lil’ Kim’s 1996 Hard Core.” Later on in the feature, Cardi toys with the notion of reconciliation when it comes to her husband, Offset.
The Atlanta trapster even asked her to attend marriage counseling, but she avidly declined because her mind was set. She also opens up about her trials with postpartum depression. Check out the full interview, and remember, Cardi’s cover will hit stands on February 19.
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