Nicki Minaj and Cardi B's reignited feud has set the internet ablaze with memes
30 October 2018, 13:29 | Updated: 5 December 2018, 10:41
Nicki Minaj and Cardi B reigniting their ongoing feud has inspired some incredible memes but why are they fighting and when did their feud start?
The women famously got into it back in September, inspiring headlines, memes, and even merch. Old wounds were re-opened last night (Oct. 29) when Nicki Minaj went on her Queen Radio show to discuss the finer points of their NYFW run in, as well as a few other grievances.
Both Nicki and Cardi had a lot to say about their ongoing issues, and their back and forth is already inspiring some pretty great memes.
Me: I’m so tired of this Cardi/Nicki beef— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) October 29, 2018
Also me: let me see what Cardi got to say pic.twitter.com/N7W4Sr32CF
Me sitting on twitter looking all this Cardi B & Nicki Minaj beef pic.twitter.com/T0pLzeen7Y— Samantha Wurm (@WurmSamantha) October 30, 2018
Even though it's been going on for 84 years, people still couldn't stop themselves from following the Cardi Nicki drama.
Is this all so confusing? Yes. Are we still deeply invested. YES.
Me pretending to understand the Cardi and Nicki beef pic.twitter.com/CbVTnFv9jI— Chrish (@mistachrish) October 30, 2018
me watching this nicki minaj and cardi b drama unfold pic.twitter.com/OpdF8FFcsx— 𝓷𝓲𝓬𝓸𝓵𝓮 (@nicolestrazz) October 30, 2018
The coldest cold war since the actual cold war.
Nicki: “Write Yo Own Raps”— DJ First Class™ (@1DJFirstClass) October 30, 2018
Cardi: “Get A No. 1 Record” pic.twitter.com/sBlaN6sBH5
Incidentally, Cardi B also dragged Little Mix into the entire saga adding an extra layer of tea to the... mix.
cardi: I WAS OFFERED THE SONG FIRST— man like dannii ☀️ (@oscahhhhh) October 30, 2018
nicki & little mix: pic.twitter.com/H14bBsrW17
Little Mix when Nicki Minaj brings them as back up to fight Cardi B in The Bronx pic.twitter.com/FS1rNG6pDD— | (@HaiUzi) October 30, 2018
Cardi B claimed over the course of the busy evening that Little Mix's "Woman Like Me" ft. Nicki Minaj had also been sent to her and that she'd declined to appear on the song.
Little Mix have since clarified that they "love and respect both Nicki and Cardi B" and and that their label DID approach both artists to appear on 'Woman Like Me'. They also said that they have wanted to work with Nicki "since the beginning."
But, uh, stream 'Woman Like Me', guys.
mixers after seeing all that free promo cardi and nicki are giving woman like me w their beef pic.twitter.com/B4Tko00pKO— ♡ (@gloomchuu) October 30, 2018
Nicki's offer of 100k to anyone who could find the fashion week footage definitely had people wishing they'd gone to hacker school.
So, what are Nicki and Cardi B actually feuding about?
While it's unclear when the two might have fallen out privately, the public disagreements are a result of steadily building tension and perceived shade.
In the year+ long escalation, Nicki has accused Cardi of not showing her genuine love, not writing her own raps, telling other artists not to work with her, and payola (paying for radio play).
In turn, Cardi has accused Nicki of liking negative comments about her parenting skills, leaking her phone number (which Nicki denies), and sneak dissing her on records.
In September 2018, the two had a run-in at fashion week, which resulted in a now-famous photo of Cardi exiting a party with a large knot on her head. Fast forward to October 29, and Nicki revisited that night on her Queen Radio programme, alleging that her friend Rah Ali beat up Cardi on the evening in question.
Nicki Minaj revealed more details about the Harper’s Bazaar altercation with Cardi B during #QueenRadio: "Rah [Ali] really beat Cardi's ass bad. You went home and told people security hit you, and we let that ride for legal reasons.” pic.twitter.com/1g7afmg1xC— Pop Crave (@PopCraveNet) October 29, 2018
Cardi responded in a series of Instagram videos claiming that she was never beat up and never told anyone to stop Nicki's bag.
Cardi also went on to make claims about various fashion and endorsement deals, songs they'd both been considered for, and other collabs, including the Bad Bunny, Travis Scott "Krippy Kush" remix.
This Cardi B and Nicki Minaj beef is not ending anytime soon.— H E N R Y ™ (@onos_147) October 30, 2018
Listen to what Cardi B is saying here. pic.twitter.com/uhMZj66aXd
For now, the two women have called a truce with Nicki tweeting "let's focus on positive things from here on out". Cardi took to Instagram and shared Nicki's message with the caption "alright then! Let's keep it positive and keep it pushing."