From ‘No Frauds’ to ‘No Flag’ (and a bevy of bops before and between), rapstress Nicki Minaj has handed out her fair share of not-so-subliminal shade this year. While some of the lyrical darts were clearly aimed at a specific target, others left listeners guessing who the intended recipient was.
Insert Cardi B.
The rising rapstress has been feeling nothing but love from music lovers who’ve helped hoist her single, ‘Bodak Yellow,’ to some impressive chart heights. Lifting the bass-heavy bop to #3 on the Hot 100 this week, ‘Yellow’ shines as the highest charting feature-less female rap single since Minaj’s own 2014 hit, ‘Anaconda.’
Yet, while the ladies have been nothing but supportive of each other publicly, some sources indicate the Young Money maven is not exactly a fan of her younger rap sister – a point underlined when a full listen of the self-proclaimed Queen of Rap’s feature on London On Da Track‘s burgeoning hit, ‘No Flag,’ saw her spit a diss many thought was aimed at Cardi…
Lyrics: “Lil’ bitch I heard these labels tryna make another me/Everything you getting little hoe is cause of me/I heard I’m stopping bags, word to Shaggy it wasn’t me/These bitches is my sons, but they daddy ain’t bust in me…
I ain’t fucking with you sis, we ain’t with the incest/Yes, I am the Queen, I’m still trying to find the princess/They know my name ring bells so they still press/Say the Queen name you can get some ill press…”
Coincidentally Cardi has been quite vocal of her admiration for Minaj, mentioning her name in a number of interviews since her single, ‘Bodak Yellow,’ began taking off. The coincidence led many-a-Twitter detective to Nicki to quiz the rapstress on why she would fire shots at the up-and-comer.