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Are they friends or foes? Have they really been dissing each other? Is there a collaboration on the way? Here's what's gone down between the female rappers so far...
After Cardi dropped a 1-minute freestyle on Instagram, a fan captured a screenshot which appeared to show Nicki liking a comment that read "dumb a** bars". Many users pointed out that this was probably fake.
The 'No Frauds' rapper could be seen nodding her head in appreciation to Cardi's summer smash in a Miami nightclub.
“I heard these labels are trying to make another me / Everything you’re getting little hoe is because of me,” Minaj spits on the track. Many believed this to be a Cardi diss... Picture: Getty
The rapper claimed to have written that specific line in previous months. Picture: Instagram
“You know this b***h she never f**king liked me, and all of a sudden she want to be friends with me — no, b**ch,” Cardi declared on the MoMA PS1 stage. “I still don’t like you b***h.” Was this about Nicki?
“I don’t want problems with anybody. I just want to make music and make money,” said Cardi. “I don’t have time to look at other women and what they’re doing. I don’t have to do that whole industry beef, you know? I get it poppin’ with these hands.”
“Can you stop with all the subs? B***h I ain’t Jared,” the rapper spits in the lyric, which many believed was aimed at Nicki.
During her interview on The Breakfast Club, the 'Bodak Yellow' rapper said that the two female rappers had "conversated". She clarified: “This is the thing—you know, people don’t understand, though, that I got like beef with 10 b*****s still in the hood, and I still be in the hood."
The fandoms began excessively streaming Swift's 'Look What You Made Me Do' in a bid to keep Cardi's track away. Taylor's fans wanted their idol at number one, whilst Nicki's fans allegedly felt threatened by the media's perception of Cardi as "the next Nicki Minaj".
"This is the only thing that matters!!! Enjoy it" Nicki wrote. Cari responded to the rapstress's tweet, thanking her and telling her "This means sooo much coming from you!"
The track was the first single released from Migos' forthcoming album 'Culture II', and marks Nicki and Cardi's first collaboration together.