On Monday night, Nicki Minaj and Cardi B shocked the world when they were captured in photographs together at the Met Gala in New York. There had been a simmering cold beef between them which worsened after Nicki’s Beats 1 interview with Zane Lowe, in which she revealed how the Bodak Yellow rapper hurt her.
And so when the emcees attended the Met Gala, they calmed the hearts of their fans, letting them know that there is no bad blood between them.
Now, Cardi has opened up about their conversation that night.
“I never was feuding with anybody; there was a misunderstanding,” Cardi said in a new interview with Howard Stern’s Sirius XM radio show Wednesday morning when asked if she and Minaj were beefing. “I think she felt a certain type of way about something. I definitely felt a certain type of way about something,” she lamented. “I didn’t wanna ever talk about it in public because I felt like we gonna see each other again and we will talk about it, and it’s always like little issues. The thing is, it’s always little issues, but you know, fans are always gonna make it a big thing.”
She continued, pointing out why it was important for both of them to meet in person. “I spoke to her about it,” she added. “I spoke to her at the Met Gala about it, and it’s just like, see? It’s just something that had to be talked about because it was an issue.”
When Stern grilled her about what the problem was, Cardi refused to spill any details. “I’m not gonna talk about it, but I really feel a certain type of way,” she said. “My feelings was really hurt, and I was just on some, ‘You know what? This is why I just keep to myself. This is why I cannot fuck with nobody.'”
Then she blamed the media who fueled the ‘feud’. “The media, they just so thirsty to put women in hip-hop — not just women in hip-hop, color women — against each other,” she said. “I don’t understand why they do that and why they want to do that. Like, I’ve seen so many Hispanic artists — females — work with each other, and it benefits them so well.”
Listen to her interview with Stern here.