Cardi B Talks 'Issues' With Nicki Minaj and Clearing the Air at the Met Gala
By Antoinette Bueno
It's all good between Nicki Minaj and Cardi B.
The two rappers were snapped together at the 2018 Met Gala in New York City on Monday, creating a stir given Minaj's candid interview last month on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show, in which she confirmed she had hurt feelings when it came to Cardi and their collaboration on the hit Migos track "MotorSport." Minaj cried during the interview and said Cardi showed her "no genuine love."
But in photos from the event, the two appeared to have a friendly conversation and even struck a few playful poses together.
"I never was feuding with anybody; there was a misunderstanding," Cardi explains. "I think she felt a certain type of way about something. I definitely felt a certain type of way about something. I didn't wanna ever talk about it in public because I felt like we gonna see each other again and we will talk about it, and it's always, like, little issues. The thing is, it's always little issues, but you know, fans are always gonna make it a big thing."
"I spoke to her about it," she confirms. "I spoke to her at the Met Gala about it, and it's just like, see? It's just something that had to be talked about because it was an issue."
Cardi was reluctant to talk about what caused all the drama, but did admit she too had hurt feelings.
"I'm not gonna talk about it, but I really feel a certain type of way," she stresses. "My feelings was really hurt, and I was just on some, 'You know what? This is why I just keep to myself. This is why I cannot f**k with nobody.'"
Still, Cardi says their reported feud was blown out of proportion.
"The media, they just so thirsty to put women in hip-hop -- not just women in hip-hop, colored women -- against each other," she notes. "I don't understand why they do that and why they want to do that. Like, I've seen so many Hispanic artists -- females -- work with each other, and it benefits them so well."
During her interview with Stern, Cardi also confirms that she's expecting a baby girl with fiance Offset. On Monday, the "Bartier Cardi" rapper hinted at the sex of her baby while speaking with ET's Keltie Knight at the Met Gala, referrring to her baby as a "she."
Cardi also tells Stern that she and Offset already have a baby name picked out -- which he chose -- but she's keeping it a secret for now.
As for when the two are planning to tie the knot, Cardi was as blunt as ever, explaining why it won't be any time soon -- especially since she's pregnant.
"I want to wear my dream dress," she explains. "I want to get drunk on my wedding and I want to go on a honeymoon and I want to be drunk for a whole week, like, every day."
Later, Cardi candidly talks with Stern about quitting smoking weed two years ago, explaining that she got paranoia and that smoking weed slowed her down.
"I hate when people say this -- I really hate when people say that weed doesn't affect your brain. Yes, it does," she says passionately. "I don't want to hear that weed is healthy for your brain, you do a lot of crazy sh** . First time I smoked weed, I thought I wanted to kill myself. I was really paranoid. And every single time that I smoke weed -- like, in my teenage years I was a really big smoker -- and I just felt dumber, dumber, dumber. It dumbs you down, slows you down."
"I'm not, like, against weed, maybe one day I'll smoke again, but I just know that it affects your brain," she continues.