Nicki Minaj just premiered two new singles, “Barbie Tingz” and “Chun Li”, on Apple Music’s Beats 1. She also opened up to Zane Lowe about the “Motorsport” drama and how Cardi B “really really really hurt” her feelings, ending up in tears during the interview.
“The first interview she [Cardi B] did after ‘Motorsport’ came out, it just really hurt me ‘cause she looked so aggravated and angry and the only thing she kep saying was ‘Oh, I didn’t hear that. I didn’t hear that verse. She changed her verse’ and I was like ‘What?!?’,” Nicki recalled during the interview.
She went on to recount how people called her a liar when she went on Twitter to share the story of how Motorsport came to be and how Quavo seemingly hung her out to dry when she asked him to back her up. “It hurt my feelings to know that people would watch me be slaughtered and not one person will step in and say the truth.”
The veteran female rapper and rap’s newest golden child have been constantly pitted against each other with comparisons and rap trio Migos’ (composed of Quavo, Offset and Takeoff) “Motorsport” was the first to have them trading verses on the same track.
“Her [Cardi] most recent interview, that’s when I just came back on Instagram. And I saw it. And I felt good. I finally felt like she said something genuinely nice about me. But with ‘Motorsport’, I kinda felt ambushed.”
But Nicki’s all about uplifting female rappers and looks like she doesn’t hold grudges – giving a shoutout to fellow rappers Maliibu Miitch, Asian Doll, Kash Doll, Lauryn Hill, Foxy Brown, Azaelia Banks (despite their thorny past) and even Cardi B.