After dropping two brand new songs with “Chun-Li” and “Barbie Tingz,”, Nicki Minaj has finally broken her silence regarding the making of her video “MotoSport” and Cardi B drama, during a Q&A with Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show.
The rivals have been rumored to be at war with each other at various points since the “Bodak Yellow” rapper made chart history by nabbing the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100. Things reached a fever pitch after they hopped on Migos’ “MotorSport” together last winter. After the song dropped, the up-and-coming artist gave a less than flattering review of working with Nicki (apparently, her verse was not finished when Cardi recorded hers), which only fed the rumors.
Before premiering “Barbie Tingz” and “Chun-Li”, the 35-year-old opened up about how she felt ambushed by Cardi and Migos after the single dropped. Seeming genuinely hurt but the situation, Nicki offered some praise for the breakout rapper. However, she admitted to being offended by Cardi’s interview. She said:
“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. She went on to explain that Quavo failed to back her up on Twitter after the fall out, and she felt that it was to feed into the brewing drama.”
“It hurt my feelings to know that people would watch me be slaughtered. And not one person will step in to say the truth,” she said, claiming that it was because it was entertaining to make her seem like the “bad guy.”
Things reached a fever pitch after there were scheduling conflicts while shooting the music video, further adding to the drama.
Nicki hopped on Twitter after the interview aired to drop some further clarification about the situation. She tweeted:
“How can you say someone changed their verse & forget to say Quavo TOLD me to remove my singing part (which I loved) & Atlantic told me to remove your name from my verse per your request,”
“So how were those changes gonna happen if I didn’t “change” my verse?”
Cardi has yet to reply to the situation, but this could very well be the beginning of a tenuous relationship between the pair. Although rap feuds are becoming more common by the day, it is worth noting that both Nicki and Cardi are doing very well professionally. Check out the interview below.