Cardi B uses album success to clear the air about ‘made-up’ beef with Nicki Minaj

Cardi B‘s highly anticipated debut album “Invasion of Privacy” finally dropped Friday morning, and fans are loving it.

The meme-friendy rapper had big shoes to fill after her first single “Bodak Yellow” hit the No. 1 spot on the Billboard charts, making her only the second solo female hip-hop artist (after Lauren Hill in 1998) to achieve the honor, but she has more than delivered as far as Twitter concerned.

Cardi’s name trended in the U.S. all morning, with fans surprised that the initially released tracklist hadn’t mentioned collaborations with huge artists like SZA, Chance the Rapper, and J Balvin.

One lyric off “She Bad” even had Twitter queen Chrissy Teigen shook:

Cardi also seized the opportunity to squash any lingering rumors about bad blood between herself and fellow New York rapper Nicki Minaj. In an interview with Beats 1 Thursday, Cardi explained that she has nothing but love for Nicki despite online speculation.

“It’s really internet made-up,” she said. “I feel like fans and people want to see that happen because it’s really entertaining. I ain’t even gonna front. When Nicki and Remy was beefing, everybody was tuning in like, ‘What’s next?’ But I don’t have time for that. If you ain’t f*cking my man or if you not taking my money from me, you not stopping my money, I don’t give a f*ck about you.”

And there you have it, folks. Sometimes two ladies can be good at the same thing and like each other, too.

Christine Friar

Christine Friar

Christine Friar is a writer and editor in New York who focuses on streaming entertainment and internet culture. Her work has appeared in the Awl, the Fader, New York Magazine, Paper Magazine, Vogue, Elle, and more.