In an interview with Zane Lowe, the Queens rapper opened up about the causes of her strain with kindred MC Cardi B, and gave fans a potential indication about who she may reference on wax.
The artist who recently dropped two singles — “Barbie Tingz” and “Chun-Li” — on Beats 1, and in common Nicki form, each track highlighted a large group of subliminals.
“The main thing with Cardi that incredibly, extremely hurt my emotions was the primary meeting she did after ‘Motorsport’ turned out,” Nicki stated, referencing her collab with Migos and Cardi. “I recall when I initially came in the diversion, if a female of that stature had completed a component with me on it, I would just sing their gestures of recognition and saying bless your heart. The principal talk with she did after ‘Motorsport’ turned out it just extremely hurt me, since she looked so disturbed and furious and the main thing she continued saying was, ‘Goodness, I didn’t hear that. I didn’t hear that verse. She changed her verse.'”
Nicki continued her story by describing how “Motorsport” was created and stressing her disappointment at Quavo for not backing her up when she told fans on Twitter how the song was made.
“With ‘Motorsport’ I kind of felt ambushed,” she explained. “I felt like Quavo at that time, Quavo is my baby. I love Quavo. At that time I went on Twitter and explained how ‘Motorsport’ came about and people were saying that I was lying. So I texted Quavo and I said, ‘Hey, could you back me up on this?’ Because I don’t want people to think I’m lying. What do I have to lie about? And he didn’t back me up. And he texted me. He was like, ‘I would go on Twitter and back you up if you were my girl, lol.'”
The Pinkprint rapper capped the conversation with a statement about why she thinks it’s important for new female rappers to show respect.
“I really, fully supported [Cardi], and up until this recent interview I had never seen her show me genuine love in an interview,” Nicki said. “I can just imagine how many girls wish they could have been on a song with Nicki Minaj. I’m not saying it in a cocky way.”