Nicki Minaj Reveals The One Thing Cardi B Did That Really Hurt Her Feelings

By Isha Thorpe

April 12, 2018

In a recent radio interview, Nicki Minaj spoke about her new "Barbie Tingz" and "Chun-Li" singles, the Cardi B rumors, Drake, Meek Mill and more. 

On Thursday (April 12), the superstar came back into our lives when she dropped the two previously mentioned songs after disappearing from the face of the earth for months. iHeartRadio is actually world premiering both of the tracks all day long on our Urban and Rhythmic radio stations. You can learn more about that here. But, let's get back to the tea...

In her first interview since 2017, Minaj had no issue addressing the controversy that surrounded Migos' "MotorSport" music video that featured herself and Cardi B. Prior to the release of the visual, many hip hop fans were on social media saying that both Minaj and Cardi had beef. These rumors only intensified when the two rappers didn't shoot a single scene together in the music video. So, Minaj set the record straight about that in her new sit down.

“The only thing with Cardi that really, really, really hurt my feelings was the first interview she did after ‘MotorSport’ came out," Minaj started. "With ‘MotorSport,’ I kinda felt ambushed. The first thing that came out of her mouth about a Nicki Minaj feature was ‘she changed the verse’ … When it was time to clear the air about that, no one did that. All of them allowed me to look like I lied.” 

Minaj was speaking about a previous interview that Cardi did, back in November 2017, with Capital XTRA radio. "When I heard the track, her verse wasn't finished. It was not the verse that's on it right now," the Invasion Of Privacy rapper said at the time. 

"Quavo told me to get on the song and I just felt it was like the perfect opportunity for me to be on the a track that's big like them," Cardi added. "Those are two big people and I'm just starting in the game. I was like, 'I know that if I get on this record, it's gonna be crazy.' So I was like, I'm gonna jump on it and I jumped on it."

Minaj then clarified exactly why she didn't shoot a scene with Cardi in the "MotorSport" video. It turns out that there was a scheduling conflict because the two women were using the same hairstylist. “I said to him, ‘You know if I don’t show up, they’re gonna think it’s because I’m doing it to be mean,’" Minaj said. "They [Migos and Cardi] all knew that and still did interviews and jumped around it just to paint Nicki as the bad person so you could play the victim. That really, really, really hurt me because I really supported her."

Unfortunately, the damage has already been done. “Up until this recent interview that she did, I had never seen her show me genuine love," Minaj tearfully added. "I could just imagine how many girls wish they could have been on a song with Nicki Minaj. I’m not saying in it a cocky way, but yikes … It’s because of the Nicki hate train that she felt like she could speak about me in that manner."

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