After her history-making American Music Awards win, Cardi B is not letting anyone bring her down.
The WAP rapper shut down a feud-in-the-making when Wiz Khalifa seemed to pit her against Nicki Minaj, E! Online reports.
It started after the 2021 Grammy nominations were announced on Tuesday. Soon after, fans took to Twitter to reflect on some of the biggest snubs of the year and in Grammys history.
Nicki recalled how she lost the Best New Artist trophy to Bon Iver at the 2012 Grammy Awards.
The new mom said, “Never forget the Grammys didn’t give me my best new artist award when I had seven songs simultaneously charting on Billboard and bigger first week than any female rapper in the last decade, went on to inspire a generation. They gave it to the white man Bon Iver,” she wrote.
Wiz chimed in to say he knows “how it feels” to be overlooked by the Recording Academy. A fan responded on Twitter, “Cardi winning a Grammy when Nicki Minaj didn’t is the biggest proof that they don’t know a s–t bout music.” Wiz weighed in; “Most self-made artists have this problem,” which Twitter users took to mean that Cardi B isn’t self-made.
Cardi B has won one Grammy Award and has eight nominations under her belt, while Nicki has been nominated for 10 Grammy Awards but has yet to win.
After Wiz seemed to throw shade her way, Cardi exposed the artist by sharing screenshots of apparent DMs from Wiz from 2016.
“They really support you when you grinding at the bottom then it’s a different story when you make it,” she wrote.
The DM showed him encouraging a younger Cardi by saying “Keep your light shining” and “Don’t stray away from the things that are important to you.”
Cardi B further tweeted that she doesn’t understand why people “entertain tweets that pit successful women against each other,” adding, “Ya not tired of that? Especially when ya was rooting hard when I was at the bottom.” (sic).
Wiz backed down right away. He told Cardi, “Damn that wuz good advice. I still support u. Nothings changed. Your self made in my book as well.” (sic).
When someone called him out for his “switch up after you just said that she wasn’t self-made,” the 33-year-old rapper retorted, “Never said that. They both work very hard.” He later added, “I just don’t want a Cardi/ Wiz war goin on for no reason.” (sic).