Cardi B Claims Diesel Clothing Campaign and Little Mix’s “Woman Like Me” Were Offered to Her Before Nicki Minaj
Yesterday (Oct. 29), the beef between Nicki Minaj and Cardi B continued when the two threw a barrage of insults and accusations via Queen Radio and Instagram respectively. One of the more eyebrow-raising comments came from Cardi, who believes she's the reason for a few of the Queens rapper's more recent opportunities.
After being called out by Nicki Minaj on Queen Radio, the "Money" rapper uploaded 10 videos clapping back at Nicki. One that prompted several responses from the internet community was a clip of Cardi claiming she was offered the same Diesel clothing campaign that Nicki was. She also says she was also given the chance to feature on U.K. pop group Little Mix's "Woman Like Me" before Nicki ended up on the track.
"And you're out here sayin' that I'm tryin' to stop your bag, right?" Cardi begins in one of several videos she posted last night. "But I'm actually helping you get a bag because that Diesel deal that you got? Yeah, that came to me first. And I had to decline it because I'm already working with fashion brands."
Right after that point, Cardi begins talking about the "Woman Like Me," which she says she turned down "because I'm doing a lot of pop records, so I can't, you know, over-exaggerate myself, but that came to me first and then they gave it to you." From there, she proceeded to pull up audio of said song with open space for her verse.
It was only a couple of weeks ago that the aforementioned track was released with a verse from Nicki Minaj. Meanwhile, Diesel's Haute Couture campaign co-starring Gucci Mane has been out since mid-September.
After Nicki caught wind of Cardi's clip, she responded on Twitter.
"The only rapper in the history of rap who can only talk about deals and songs she’s supposedly turned down cuz she can’t talk about a verse she’s ever written," Nicki wrote. "Fkn fraud."
Nicki wasn't done, either. "She rlly thought she was doing smthn talking about turning down deals," she added shortly afterwards.
Little Mix later came to Nicki Minaj's defense with their own Instagram post and said they've "always wanted the queen" to be one one of their songs. "We just want to clarify...Nicki was approached first," reads the caption for the post.
At some point during the night, Bill Wackermann, who operates as the CEO of the modeling agency Nicki is signed to (Wilhelmina Models), provided his two cents regarding the Diesel deal.
"Tell the truth Boo!," he wrote. "That Diesel deal was built AROUND the one and only Queen. #truthwillsetyoufree @nickiminaj @iamcardib - I've got the receipts." Wackermann later uploaded a screenshot of a text message to Instagram to confirm an offer wasn't made to Cardi, captioning the post with a call for people to stop falling for "fake news."
In a post seemingly responding to Wackermann's claims, Bardi uploaded a screenshot of an email offering her a Diesel collection of her own. In the email, we can see what appear to be the specifications of Bardi's theoretical deal with Diesel. While we can't confirm the validity of the emails, they look pretty elaborate and there's enough business jargon to make you think it's legit.
Cardi and Nicki have been going forth for a while now, but it looks as if there's a chance they're ready to move on. In a tweet she posted last night, Nicki calls for positivity.
"Ok you guys, let’s focus on positive things only from here on out," Nicki writes. "We’re all so blessed. I know this stuff is entertaining & funny to a lot of people but I won’t be discussing this nonsense anymore. Thank you for the support & encouragement year after year. Love you."
After Nicki tweeted out a message of positivity, Cardi responded by uploading a screenshot of the post to Instagram. Her caption echoes the vibes of Nicki's tweet, writing, "@Nickiminaj alright then! Let’s keep it positive and keep it pushing!"
Take a look at a small fraction of the rapper's rants, as well as the responses from Little Mix and Bill Wackermann below.
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