People think Beyoncé just picked a side in the Nicki Minaj and Cardi B drama
This has been the summer of hip-hop feuds, from Pusha T vs. Drake, to Eminem vs. Machine Gun Kelly to Nicki Minaj vs. Cardi B. For a while, it seemed like they got along, collaborating on Migos' single Motorsport. Then Nicki dropped her Queen album, which had a couple subliminal disses. See, Cardi used to be a stripper, and Nicki rapped, "I ain't never had to strip to get the pole position." Also, Cardi's songs featured co-writers, and Nicki bragged, "At least I can say I wrote every rap I spit."
Cardi B's album, Invasion of Privacy, hit number one on the Billboard charts, while Nicki Minaj's Queen hit number two. Furious, Nicki had a Twitter meltdown, claiming bundle packages and radio station payola inflated other artists' numbers. At the VMA's, Cardi threw shade at the "Queen," claiming her success is genuine: "All of the love that fans, my friends, everybody shows me is genuine and beautiful and that’s something that God gave me that you can’t buy, bitch!"
This led to the famous fight at New York Fashion Week. Both rappers were invited to Harper's Bazaar ICONS party, and when they spotted each other, all hell broke loose. Cardi B tried to physically attack Nicki Minaj, and when she couldn't get past security, she chucked her shoe. Underneath that glamorous ball gown, she's still a girl from the Bronx! Allegedly, the Bodak Yellow rapper thought Nicki insulted her fitness as a mother. Anyway, Cardi B was escorted out of the party, barefoot, with a huge lump on her forehead. Not her finest moment.
Later, Cardi B lashed out at Nicki on Instagram, ranting, "I've let a lot of sh*t slide! I let you sneak diss me, I let you lie on me, I let you attempt to stop my bags, f**k up the way I eat... But when you mention my child, you choose to like comments about me as a mother, make comments about my abilities to take care of my daughter is when all bets are f**kin off!!"
In response, Nicki excoriated Cardi B on her radio show, and issued a death threat: "Get this woman some f***ing help. This woman is at the best stage of her career and she’s throwing bottles?... Who the f**k is gonna give her an intervention? You n****s don’t care until somebody’s fucking dead.... This shit ain’t f*cking funny. You put your hands on certain people, you gonna die. Period."
Quite a feud, isn't it? Some people are Team Nicki, some people are Team Cardi, and some people are Team I Don't Give A Shit. Well, now social media users think the real Queen, Beyoncé has picked a side in the drama. Bey just uploaded a bunch of photos to her website, including Nicki Minaj's mugshot, which she used as a stage background during her and Jay-Z's On The Run 2 tour.
Is it just a coincidence that after the Fashion Week fight, Bey uploaded Nicki Minaj's photo? I don't think so. Beyoncé's Team Nicki!
However, some fans aren't convinced, because that mugshot was used in the tour for months. Also, the DJs on the tour played Cardi B songs. Maybe Beyoncé' is really Team Cardi!
Well, at least Missy Elliott and her Funky White Sister don't have any beef.