Days after getting into a public altercation with fellow rapper Cardi B, Nicki Minaj has revealed that the incident left her feeling “humiliated.”
Drama erupted between the two femcees at the Harper’s Bazaar ICONS party on Friday night in New York City. In video of the incident, Cardi, 25, can be seen telling Minaj, 35, “Bitch, come here,” and throwing her shoe in Minaj’s direction. The two remained separated due to the intervention of numerous security guards, and Cardi was swiftly escorted out of the party in her bare feet. On her way out, she was photographed sporting a sizeable lump on her head, which she ostensibly sustained during the scuffle.
Minaj addressed the situation during Monday’s episode of her Beats 1 radio show, Entertainment Tonight reports.
“The other night I was a part of something so mortifying, so humiliating to go through in front of upper echelon people — it’s not about black or white — people who have their lives together,” she began. “I was mortified. ... I could not believe how humiliated I felt ... how we — and I use the term ‘we’ loosely — made ourselves look.”
Footage of the altercation spread like wildfire on social media, with many theorizing that Cardi targeted Minaj because she believed that Minaj had liked a negative comment about her parenting on social media. Following Friday’s scuffle, Cardi took to Instagram to rant about someone — possibly Minaj — making negative remarks about her as a mother, prompting many to speculate that the theories online were true.
During Monday’s Queen Radio episode, Entertainment Tonight reports, Minaj denied having ever said anything about Cardi’s parenting skills, remarking, “I would never discuss anyone’s child.”
“It’s so sad for someone to pin that on me. I would never talk about anyone’s child or parenting, I don’t give a sh-t,” she continued. “It’s so crazy to me that people always need to make Onika the bad guy. If you’re right in whatever you’re doing, you don’t ever have to make someone into the bad guy.”
Minaj also reportedly played audio of Cardi commenting on hip hop feuds and claiming that nothing is off limits in those situations, including talking about children.
Minaj, who seemed to keep her distance from Cardi during Friday’s altercation, explained her decision not to engage, commenting, “I’m such a ill ass bitch I didn’t even feel the need to defend myself that night.”
She also issued a warning to Cardi that her ways might land her in serious trouble one day.
“You put your hands on certain people, you gonna die. Period,” she said. “I’m not the bitches in the strip club and ‘Love and Hip Hop.’ My money is very f--king long.”
As previously reported, Minaj is not expected to press charges against Cardi, since Cardi did not actually make physical contact with her. Rumors of behind-the-scenes drama between the two have long persisted, but both repeatedly squashed any talk of bad blood.
[Photo: Nicki Minaj attends Opening Ceremony of New York Fashion Week at Le Poisson Rouge on September 9, 2018 in New York City. By Theo Wargo/Getty Images; Cardi B is seen arriving to Jeremy Scott SS19 fashion show at Gallery I at Spring Studios on September 6, 2018 in New York City. By Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images via Getty Images]
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