Nicki Minaj shared her side of the story regarding her New York Fashion Week fight with Cardi B on the most recent episode of her Beats 1’s Queen Radio show, where she referred to the melee as “mortifying” and “humiliating.”
The rapper, real name Onika Maraj, took to the airwaves Monday afternoon to share how embarrassed she was to have an altercation in front of so many “upper echelon” partygoers and “people who have their life together.” The fiasco went down during the star-studded ICONS NYFW event hosted by Harper’s Bazaar magazine.
“The other night, I was a part of something so mortifying, so humiliating, to go through in front of upper echelon – and it’s not about White or Black – it’s about upper echelon people…who have their lives together. The way they passed by looking at this disgusting commotion, I will never forget.”
The “Bodak Yellow” rapper claimed she attacked Minaj because her rap nemesis made negative comments about her parenting of newborn baby, Kulture. See her explanation below.
During her show, Minaj denied ever commenting on Cardi’s child or skills as a mother.
“It’s so sad for someone to pin that on me because I’m the bad guy and they’re gonna believe them,” she said. “I would never talk about someone’s child or parenting…I just want people to know that Onika Tanya Maraj has never, will never… speak ill on anyone’s child. I am not a clown. That’s clown sh*t.
“You knew that when that footage came out, you was about to look f–king dumb, so your publicist — also looking f–king dumb — they hurried up and put out a statement,” Nicki continued.
“I’m such a ill-ass b*tch, I didn’t even feel the need to defend myself that night. I just want everybody to marinate for two minutes,” she added. “But we did hear [Cardi] say that nothing’s off limits…because she has built her career off of sympathy and payola.”
Minaj also accused Cardi of being a hypocrite, playing audio of the “I Like It” rapper saying “nothing is off limits” after being called out for degrading others herself.
Listen to the segment below, beginning at the 10:03 mark
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.