Nicki Minaj Comes Out and Addresses Rumors About Cardi B

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Nicki says she's not throwing any shots.

Cardi B isn’t helping to de-escalate the constant Cold War between herself and Nicki Minaj. Because the world requires that all female rappers are at each other’s throats at all times, even the slightest nod in the other direction gets cast as a shot. So, when Cardi came out and attacked some mystery woman at a recent concert, fans were sure to point that in the direction of the “Anaconda” rapper.

It was almost too perfect when Nicki hopped on “No Flag” with a verse directed at an unnamed MC following in her footsteps, but Nicki’s denying that the verse is a shot at the up-and-coming rapper.

Before we get into her response, let’s take a look at the tape. This is Nicki’s verse that caused fans of the “Bodak Yellow” rapper to sound the alarm.

Lil b*tch I heard these labels tryna make another me,
Everything you getting, lil hoe, is cause of me,
I heard I’m stopping bags, word to Shaggy it wasn’t me,
These b*tches is my sons, but they daddy ain’t bust in me,
I’m a white picket fence b*tch, you a on the bench b*tch,
See me in the gym, now these b*tches wanna go bench press,
I ain’t f*cking with you sis, we ain’t with the incest
Yes I am the Queen, I’m still trying to find a princess.

It’s easy to see how that could be directed at Cardi. However, it could also be directed at literally any other female rapper who is not Nicki Minaj. It features many of the same sort of lines that Nicki has thrown out in every one of her verses since time immemorial. Even a stats nerd would give up before coming to a proper conclusion on how many times Nicki Minaj has said “these b*tches is my sons.” So, while the timing is suspect, it doesn’t necessarily mean that she’s coming for Cardi.

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