As hinted at, Nicki Minaj did indeed address the fight that she and Cardi B had at Harper’s Bazaar’s ICONS party this past Friday on her episode of Queen Radio on Apple Music’s Beats 1 today.
It wasn’t just a brief response though: Minaj went at Cardi B, accusing Cardi and her publicist of spreading lies about her and the fight’s origin.
She started her comments by playing an audio recording of Cardi saying nothing is off-limits, not even attacks on children. (Fans had shared the video where Cardi said that earlier.) Minaj then went on to say that Cardi had insulted a woman’s child on Instagram.
Nicki is playing an audio quote from Cardi B saying “Nothing is off-limits. I hate when some people come at me like, ‘Why you coming at kids for.’” #QueenRadio
— The FADER (@thefader) September 10, 2018
On the ICONS party fight, Minaj said she was mortified by it:
The other night I was a part of something so mortifying and so humiliating to go through in front of bunch of upper echelon—and it’s not about white or black—it’s about upper echelon people who are you know people who have their lives together, the way they pass by looking at this disgusting commotion I will never forget. I was mortified. I was in [an] gown, okay, off the motherf*cking runway, okay, and I could not believe how humiliating it all felt because we—and I use we loosely and I’m going to clarify we—how we made ourselves look and I’m going to get back but before I go I want to say I would never discuss someone’s child and it’s so sad for someone to pin that on me because I’m the bad guy and they know people would believe that.
And that she never insulted Cardi’s parenting or child:
So let me just go on record having said I would never talk about anyone’s child or parenting I don’t care about anyone’s parenting. I don’t give a shit, and it’s so crazy to me that people always need to make Onika the bad guy. If you’re right in whatever you’re doing, you don’t ever have to make someone into the bad guy. Just speak your truth. When you have to say that I said or did something that you know I’ve never said or did—no clue [where that came from]. I just want to let the world know that Onika Tanya Maraj, would never—has never and will never speak ill of anyone’s child. I am not a clown. That’s clown shit. and the other thing that’s clown shit is telling the world that someone said something just so that you don’t feel f*cking dumb for looking dumb for doing dumb shit. You knew that when that footage came out you’s about to look f*cking dumb. So your publicist who also looked dumb standing there about to tape—thinking someone was about to get snuffed or something with the phone camera out—so they hurried up and put out a statement and you know what? I’m such an ill ass bitch I didn’t even feel the need to defend myself that night and say I didn’t say this, I didn’t do this…it’s all a bunch of lies.
She then had a woman call into the show and tell her about how Cardi insulted her dead child for no real reason.
She talked about the TMZ report that Cardi allegedly ordered an attack on two women who her husband may have slept with. Her fans shared screenshots of Cardi’s baby insult.
— Oh, bitch nah! (@HoneyGuwop) September 10, 2018
But her most pointed comments to Cardi came halfway through the broadcast, where Minaj told Cardi she needed help:
You just had the biggest blessing of your life with a child and in two weeks, you have attacked three women, one at fashion week?!
And left looking the way you left looking so that people could point their fingers at our culture and our community and laugh at us some more? You, the lord gave you a blessing of a beautiful bundle of joy. And the only thing on your mind once you gave birth was to attack people.
Minaj got particularly heated about Cardi’s conduct:
Do you know what the f*ck it is to sit in your f*cking room for hours and days at a time writing raps?! You came into my f*cking culture. I never had to f*ck a DJ to play my songs. You calling black women roaches, you been getting girls beat up because of what your man’s doing? Real bitches never do that. You never attack the woman. You take that up with your f*cking man. F*ck out of here. You’re angry and you’re sad and this is not funny and this is not about attacking. This is about get this woman some f*cking help. This woman is at the best stage in her career and she’s out here throwing bottles and throwing shoes?! Who the fuck is going to give her a f*cking intervention?
Minaj later explained she can’t say what exactly happened at the party because of legal reasons. “I can’t discuss anything about it,” she said. She then went on to say that people who didn’t hear her full remarks are just going to hear bits and pieces of it rather than the full context. “But the thing is you’ve got to understand where this is coming from. This is coming from a place of don’t you know how blessed you are?” she said.