Cardi B on Her Met Gala Makeup with Nicki Minaj: It Was an ‘Issue’ That ‘Had to Be Talked About’
After the two were spotted talking at the 2018 Met Gala on Monday night (May 7), Cardi explained the story behind their chat during Wednesday’s episode of Howard Stern’s SiriusXM radio show.
“I never was feuding with anybody; there was a misunderstanding,” the "Bodak Yellow" rapper clarified. “I think she felt a certain type of way about something. I definitely felt a certain type of way about something. I didn’t wanna ever talk about it in public because I felt like we gonna see each other again and we will talk about it, and it’s always like little issues. The thing is, it’s always little issues, but you know, fans are always gonna make it a big thing.”
The 25-year-old mom-to-be didn't elaborate on what sparked their disagreement, but said they were able to put the past behind them.
“My feelings was really hurt, and I was just on some ... You know what? This is why I just keep to myself. This is why I cannot f--k with nobody.," she continued. ”I spoke to her at the Met Gala about it, and it’s just like, see? It’s just something that had to be talked about because it was an issue.”
Minaj, meanwhile, was a little more forthcoming during a recent interview with Zane Lowe, saying the beef, at least her side of it, only arose after the release of Migos' "Motorspot," on which both she and Cardi are featured.
"I remember when I first came in the game, if a female of that stature had done a feature with me on it, I would only be singing their praises and saying thank you," Minaj said in April. "The first interview she did after ‘Motorsport’ came out, it just really hurt me. She looked so aggravated and angry and the only thing she said was, ‘Oh, I didn’t hear that. I didn’t hear that verse.’ I was like, ‘What?'”
She added, “It hurt my feelings to know that people would watch me be slaughtered and not one person will step in to say the truth. They will run with the lie, they’ll allow people to run with the lie because it’s entertaining to make Nicki seem like the bad guy … up until this recent interview that she did, I had never seen her show me genuine love in an interview.”
Ultimately, Cardi blamed a culture that has historically pit women against each other for forcing bad blood between she and Minaj.
"The media, they just so thirsty to put women in hip-hop — not just women in hip-hop, color women — against each other,” she told Stern. “I don’t understand why they do that and why they want to do that. Like, I’ve seen so many Hispanic artists — females — work with each other, and it benefits them so well. It’s the fans and it’s the people. Because the people get entertained by other people’s problems and conflict.”