Nicki Minaj & Cardi B’s Beef Timeline: How Did It Start?

With the hostilities between Cardi B and Nicki Minaj — and their husbands, Offset and Kenneth Petty — heating up again after a few years on simmer, you may be wondering how all this got started in the first place. Don’t worry; Uproxx has you covered. Here’s a timeline of just how the feud between Nicki Minaj and Cardi B got started and what’s happened since then. While there’s been plenty of speculation about who said what about whom, we’ll just stick with the facts.

The Beginning — 2017

In our original timeline of the Nicki/Cardi feud, we noted that everything likely starts with Cardi’s “Bodak Yellow” release. The ensuing fan and media frenzy surrounding it led to the song becoming the first by a solo female rap artist to reach No. on the Billboard Hot 100 chart since Lauryn Hill’s “Doo Wop (That Thing)” — a goal Nicki had pursued and fallen short of for nearly a decade prior.

However, the song was still several weeks away from its peak when Nicki Minaj’s fans, known as Barbz, began throwing shade at Cardi. At the time, it had been nearly three years since Nicki had last released an album. Perhaps the Barbz perceived a threat to Nicki’s dominance or simply wanted to see a fight, but either way, they got one — ironically, as a result of the two women’s attempted show of solidarity.

Open Conflict — 2017 – 2018

In October 2017, Migos added Cardi B to their Culture II single, “Motorsport.” This turned out to be the straw that broke the camel’s back. After the song’s video was released in November, news of behind-the-scenes drama between the two began to trickle out. Nicki and Cardi’s scenes were shot separately, leading to more speculation of tension between them, and after it was revealed that Migos added Cardi without consulting Nicki and that Nicki’s verse was allegedly changed at the request of Cardi’s label, Atlantic, there was no stopping the oncoming train wreck.

In April 2018, Nicki began openly throwing Cardi under the bus in interviews while promoting her 2018 album Queen, which was due just a few months after Cardi’s debut Invasion Of Privacy. Invasion turned out to be a coronation, Cardi’s victory lap solidifying her as a breakout star. In interviews, Nicki called out Cardi for being “ungrateful” and for not backing up her explanation for their separate shoot days, which involved a scheduling conflict with her hairstylist.

In September 2018, things erupted, as their meeting at a New York Fashion Week party that year led to a physical altercation in which Cardi threw a show at Nicki, getting a bump on the forehead from one of the older rapper’s bodyguards in return. Since then, they’ve returned to less open hostilities, settling into a cold war, complete with proxy fighters and accusations of sneak disses flying from fans on both sides.

The Cold War — 2019 – Now

Since then, the closest either side has come to outright beef has been in the wake of Nicki’s 2022 “Super Freaky Girl (Queen Mix),” which featured rappers Akbar V, BIA, JT, Katie Got Bandz, and Maliibu Miitch. In the weeks after its release, Akbar V and JT both lashed out at Cardi — ostensibly at the behest of Nicki Minaj, if you were to ask fans what prompted the exchanges.

Eventually, both feuds petered out though, returning to status quo until the 2023 MTV VMAs — the first time they’d both appeared at such a function since their NYFW fight. Now, details of the inciting event are murky, but it appears that some sort of exchange between the two rappers’ crews backstage took place that led to Cardi apparently being threatened but later boasting on Twitter that “I ain’t even flinch.”

Then, the next weekend, Nicki’s husband, Kenneth Petty, posted a video with his crew roaming New York, apparently looking for Offset. While Offset laughed off their threats, a judge apparently did not, slapping Petty with a probation violation (he is serving a suspended sentence for failing to register as a sex offender in California) and sentencing him to house arrest.

In the aftermath, Nicki seemed not to sweat the sentence, sharing a song snippet from her upcoming album Pink Friday 2 that references her husband’s “G” status and having shooters.

The key to all this might just be in that last bit, though; beef sells — supposedly — and with both rappers gearing up to release new full-length projects, don’t be surprised if this list gets longer in the near future.

Cardi B’s “Hot Ones” Episode Is Turning Up The Temperature This Week

Cardi B often gives us insight into her private life via her candid social media posts. Interestingly, the New York native doesn’t sit for a lot of formal interviews. She spoke with Jason Lee on his new podcast back in January, and more recently, she did an extensive press run to promote her “Bongos” single with Megan Thee Stallion, as well as her long-awaited sophomore LP. During her stop at The Breakfast Club, Charlamagne Tha God suggested that it wasn’t necessary for Cardi to drop the project, but she seemed adamant that we’ll be seeing it on streamers by the first quarter of 2024.

As she continues to prepare the untitled body of work, the Hustlers actress confirmed on Monday (September 26) that she’s got another big interview coming later this week. “Bardi Gang, remember I told ya I was doing something ya been asking for?” she tweeted yesterday afternoon after @firstwefeast posted news of her appearance on their beloved web series. “This week on #HotOnes, we got @iamcardib vs. The Wings of Death,” they excitedly shared.

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Cardi B is Bringing Her Signature Spice to the Hot Ones Set

The temperature-rising conversation will hit the internet at 11 AM ET on Thursday (September 28). Back in 2019, the black-haired beauty’s husband, Offset, appeared on Hot Ones, so at least Cardi had the advantage of his past experience to help prepare her. It’s unclear exactly what she’ll discuss while diving into her wings, but we’re willing to bet we’ll hear about the Invasion of Privacy artist’s family, recent collaborations, future plans for her music, and perhaps even some of her past scandals.

Besides the exciting Hot Ones announcement, Cardi B has already shared some other big news with her social media followers this week. According to the mother of two, there’s a ghost residing in her home that’s attempting to be intimate with her when Offset isn’t around. Read what she had to say about that at the link below, and check back later for more hip-hop/pop culture news updates.

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Latto Previews New Music On Social Media

Latto, with her undeniable talent and a string of hits under her belt, is undoubtedly one of the most exciting artists in the game right now. She’s been consistently delivering music that resonates with her fans, and it seems she has no intention of slowing down. Recently, she took to X (formerly known as Twitter) to drop an exciting teaser for her upcoming track, sparking a wave of anticipation among her eager supporters. In the teaser, Latto exuded confidence as she sits atop a striking hot pink Corvette. This emphasizes her bold and fearless style. Clad in a pair of jeans and a vibrant yellow bralette, she effortlessly rapped lyrics from the highly anticipated song, giving fans a sneak peek into what’s to come.

The response from fans has been nothing short of excited. As soon as the teaser dropped, social media was buzzing with anticipation. Latto’s dedicated fanbase, eagerly awaiting new material, couldn’t contain their enthusiasm. Comments like “Another hit!” and “OMG, I need it now, give it to me!!!” flooded the platform, highlighting the anticipation for her upcoming release. Others didn’t know what the sound was giving. “This sounds like chaos,” one person said. “Honestly I was having a hard time trying to figure what was goin on with it too. Is the song out yet or was this just a preview cuz I need to figure out what’s after that lol,” someone else tweeted.

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Fans Are Excited About Latto’s New Music

Latto’s ability to consistently produce chart-topping tracks and connect with her audience is a testament to her talent and dedication to her craft. Her music not only resonates with her fans but also showcases her evolving artistry. With each release, she continues to push boundaries and explore new musical territory, making her a dynamic force in the industry. Earlier this year, she hit 1 billion streams on Spotify, speaking to her talent and success as an artist.

Since she came onto the scene, Latto has been on the rise. From gracing the cover of XXL, recruiting Mariah Carey for her hit “Big Energy,” and more recently tapping Cardi B for “Put It On Da Floor Again,” Latto has evidently been working. As the teaser hints at an exciting new track on the horizon, fans can rest assured that the Atlanta rap star is poised to deliver yet another hit that will have them hooked from the first listen. Her dedication to her craft and her unwavering commitment to her fans ensure that she remains a standout artist in the music world, and her upcoming release is bound to be nothing short of sensational.

Read More: Latto Hits 1 Billion Streams On Spotify

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Cardi B’s ‘Hot Ones’ Appearance Will Test How Much Heat The Rapper Can Handle And Fans Are Ready For The Full Serving Of Funny

Bongos” rapper Cardi B is known for her fiery personality and spicy commentary. But Hot Ones talk show host Sean Evans will test Cardi to see how much heat she can actually handle. On Monday, September 25, Cardi took to her official Instagram page to reveal that she will appear on the beloved YouTube series on Thursday, September 28.

“Getting SPICY. 🥵 @hotones Thursday at 11 AM est,” wrote Cardi in the caption of the upload. In the promotional graphic, taken during her time on set, Cardi looks like she is questioning her life choices — a hilariously apropos response given others’ experiences on the shows, including Kid Cudi.

Fans took to her comment section to let Cardi know they are ready for their full serving of funny.

“Ohhh, I know this sh*t about to have me in tears, ” one person wrote.

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“I can already imagine, LOL. Bronx out of her mouth,” joked another.

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“I’ve been waiting and praying for this to happen. Omg. This will be so funny,” confessed one fan.

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Users reassured Cardi that they wouldn’t miss her appearance on the program. “I’m def seeing this for sure,” remarked another.

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“Oh, this about to be hilarious,” declared one person.

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“Ouuuuu, I can’t wait for this. I know I’m finna get my laugh in,” wrote another.

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Joe Budden Explains His Decision To Not Release Tasha K Interview

Joe Budden has found himself caught up in long-running drama between Cardi B and Tasha K. It began loosely when he expressed some unfavorable opinions about Cardi and Megan Thee Stallion’s new song “Bongos” when it dropped a few weeks ago. Though he disputes the way it was reported by many outlets it certainly started a back-and-forth between the pair and had fans buzzing about potential beef. Cardi claimed that the criticism was personal while Budden shared that it hurt him the way the story was grabbing headlines.

The drama took on an interesting new direction when Joe Budden recorded an interview with Tasha K. Tasha is a blogger and Youtuber whom Cardi B has long had beef with. The pair were embroiled in a lawsuit for years that resulted in a massive payday for Cardi when it was proven that Tasha deliberately spread lies about the rapper. The surprise came when Budden announced that he was shelving the interview and not releasing it publicly. That didn’t sit right with Tasha who lit into the host claiming that he was bending to pressure from Cardi to keep the interview from being released.

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Joe Budden Talks Tasha K Interview

Now in a newly released audio clip, Budden provides an explanation for his actions that many fans are viewing as an excuse. He identifies legal issues with releasing the interview, citing Tasha’s loss in the Cardi B lawsuit in particular. He claims that his lawyers were looking over the video while the “beef” was ongoing. Ultimately, they decided against releasing it.

Fans in the comments are skeptical. Some think he can’t release it because something Tasha says is unfounded. “Tasha was probably still telling the same lies and he didn’t want any parts of it,” one comment says. Others think Cardi is keeping the interview quiet herself. “Atlantic cut him a check. Let’s be real!!,: another comment suggests. What do you think of Joe Budden’s response to critiques about shelving his Tasha K interview? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Nicki Minaj Doesn’t Seem To Be Backing Down Amid Alleged Beef With Offset And Cardi B

Nicki Minaj doesn’t seem to be relenting from her alleged beef with Cardi B and Offset. Earlier this past week, a video of her husband, Kenneth Petty, surfaced on the web, in which he appears to be making threats to Offset, standing outside of a hotel where he and Cardi were said to be staying.

After the video surfaced, Minaj doubled down, sharing a snippet of new music on Twitter, on which, she raps, “I can’t be playin’…I married a G/ I got some…that do what I say, if I tell ’em to shoot, they pull up on the three.”

DJ Vlad later slammed Minaj, taking to Twitter to blast this move.

“Nicki Minaj’s husband is on house arrest for threatening Offset,” Vlad said. “Right after that, she previews a song on IG saying she got killers who will pull up and do what she say. This was the same Nicki who threatened to send her husband to Akademiks’ house for his comments about her.”

Last night (September 22), Minaj took to her Instagram livestream, in which she is seen in a studio ahead of an airing of her Queen Radio Amp show. She is surrounded by people who seem to be backing her up. Minaj doesn’t directly address Vlad’s comments, and issued a warning, saying, “It’s a difference between making calls and calling the shots” throughout the stream.

Neither Cardi B nor Offset appear to have responded to this particular line.

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Joe Budden Calls Cardi B His ‘Girl’ After His Previous ‘Bongos’ Comments Left ‘Room For Gray Area’

Joe Budden is setting the record straight about his rumored feud with Cardi B, and retracted his past comments about her song “Bongos,” during a recent episode of The Joe Budden Podcast.

“I don’t click on things when they can hurt me emotionally,” he said. “Cardi is my girl, so when the headlines is, ‘Cardi B Tears Into Joe Budden’ — come on, man. That hurts. That hurts my heart.”

“And I wouldn’t have been saying that directly to Cardi because I f*ck with Cardi,” Budden added. “I was talking to a few of you other people, but now I have to address the Cardi sh*t.”

A few weeks ago, Budden had upset the Bronx rapper by saying her collab with Megan Thee Stallion sounded like a “science project,” according to HipHopDX.

“I hate the song,” he shared. “It’s not better than any of the songs like it. ‘WAP,’ ‘Up,’ it’s not better than Cardi B feature. This is Cardi getting ready to follow-up her debut album… They not gonna spend the money to keep this rolling into the fourth and first quarter.”

Cardi eventually heard about Budden’s thoughts and shared some of her own during an Instagram live. “I just feel like he has an issue with me,” Cardi said. “And it was beyond the critique of ‘Bongos’ — it’s just you inviting b*tches who said the rudest, nastiest sh*t… when Mal and Rory say f*ck sh*t about you, you get so defensive and you want to clear it up.”

Still, it’s good that the two were able to clear things up.

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Doja Cat Drops ‘Scarlet,’ Lola Brooke Gets Nostalgic, Doechii Boldly Taps Into Her Rager Side & More

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It has been a jam-packed week with the ladies taking over. Doja Cat drops her fourth album, Scarlet, Lola Brooke teams up with Bryson Tiller as she pays homage to Lil Kim, Doechii taps into her rager side, and more! Doja Cat Plus Two The “Streets” rapper’s highly anticipated fourth studio album, Scarlet, is generating […]

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Megan Thee Stallion Reportedly Set to Appear at Beyoncé’s Houston ‘Renaissance’ Tour

Megan Thee Stallion Says Watch 'Spooky Season' for New Music

Megan Thee Stallion will no longer perform at the Global Citizen Festival. Reports state she is sidestepping the performance to instead appear alongside Beyoncé in their hometown of Houston for the Renaissance World Tour.

According to Page Six, Thee Stallion will perform a single song at the Houston show. “Eleven days before she was due to headline, Megan Thee Stallion has pulled out of Global Citizen Festival 2023 due to a scheduling conflict,” a statement to Pitchfork reads.

Remaining on the Global Citizen stage will be The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Lauryn Hill, and Jung Kook.

In other Megan Thee Stallion news, she is getting ready to bless the Hotties with new music. Speaking with Entertainment Tonight, Hot Girl Meg revealed she is eyeing a Halloween release but won’t give a firm date.

“I like to surprise the Hotties so I’m not gonna say how soon. But just be expecting it,” Thee Stallion said. “Everybody knows spooky season is my favorite season, so just be on point.”

Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B have a true music-making synergy. Could it lead to more music? Hot Girl Meg revealed they have enough music for an EP.

Speaking with Complex, Thee Stallion revealed that the two Hip-Hop queens are “building a little EP already” and teased the idea of a joint tour.

“I literally think that’s the route that we’re going,” Megan said. “So I’ve done two songs for her. And now I feel like I’m in a space where I know exactly what songs I want her to do for me. So we’re really building a little EP already. We’re gonna have enough music that we need to go on tour together.”

Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion have officially delivered the first performance of “Bongos.” Hitting the VMAs, Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B took the stage to a tropical background with muscular men actually playing bongos. The dancers flanked the two, making the VMA moment full of energy.

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Nicki Minaj’s Husband Kenneth Petty Faces House Detention For Threatening Offset

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The recent online scuffle involving Nicki Minaj’s husband Kenneth Petty, Offset, and Cardi B, has landed Petty in legal trouble. A federal judge in Los Angeles has sentenced Petty to house detention for making threatening comments towards the former Migos member.  Nicki Minaj’s Husband Put On House Arrest After a Twitter (X) war, where Nicki […]

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