Cardi B has been pretty booked lately following the birth of her daughter Kulture and the now infamous “rumble in the jungle” with Nicki Minaj. She hasn’t spoken out much in the aftermath sans a heated post on Instagram directly after the altercation.
In a new interview with W Magazine, the Invasion of Privacy rapper has a response for all her critics who said the Harper’s BAZAAR Icons Party was the wrong place to fight.
“So many people want to say that party wasn’t the time or the place, but I’m not going to catch another artist in the grocery store or down the block,” she said.
For some time now, the beef between Nicki and Cardi has been palpable with both sides taking subliminal shots at one another over the last year. Things reached a boiling point after both women collaborated with the Migos on the hit song Motorsport, confirming what had been suspected all along–that the two New York rappers were the farthest from friends.
From that point to their Met Gala meet up, the cringeworthy tension at the MTV awards, and the BAZAAR brawl, their beef has seen numerous highs and lows.
In the W interview Cardi says that she felt their beef had been squashed but felt the subject kept coming up.
“I spoke to her twice before, and we came to an understanding. But she kept it going,” Cardi said.
Cardi feels she was pushed to the brink after Nicki allegedly commented on Cardi’s role as a mother, something she takes very seriously. Nicki, for her part, has repeatedly denied doing so and spoke to the accusation several times on her Queen Radio show.
“I was going to make millions off my Bruno Mars tour, and I sacrificed that to stay with my daughter,” Cardi said about her decision to bow out of co-headlining the tour with the popular singer leading up to her daughter’s birth. “I love my daughter. I’m a good-ass f—ing mom. So for somebody that don’t have a child to like that comment?”
But right now Cardi is focusing on her career and has bigger legal issues ahead, stemming from an alleged August altercation in a Queens, New York strip club.
Either way, it’s glaringly apparent that the Cardi train isn’t making stops any time soon.