Cardi B takes another jab at Nicki Minaj after being accused of buying her way up the charts
After being accused of indulging in payola, Cardi B has shot back at Nicki Minaj by posting a photo that pointed out her album made more sales than Minaj's 'Queen'.
The feud between Cardi B and Nicki Minaj is not showing any signs of abating any time soon. After their physical altercation at New York Fashion Week earlier this week, Cardi B took aim at Nicki Minaj yet again.
On Thursday, Cardi took to Instagram to prove she sold more albums than Nicki so far this year. The 'Bodak Yellow' rapper shared a screenshot of a photo that’s titled '2018’s Top 10 Best Selling Hip-Hop Albums' and it shows Drake‘s Scorpion in the number one spot with 2.9 million, followed closely by Post Malone's 'Beerbongs and Bentleys' at 2.4 million. The photo showed that Cardi's own 2018 album, 'Invasion of Privacy' was at the number three spot, while Nicki Minaj's 'Queen' did not even figure on the list. But it's not clear what the source is for Cardi's claims.
“NUMBERS DONT F—– LIE,” Cardi captioned the post. Cardi's response comes after Nicki Minaj's accusations on her Apple Music Beats 1 show Queen Radio on Monday. During the broadcast, Minaj claimed that Cardi had been inflating her sales by paying off people in the industry to boost numbers.
“You knew that when that footage came out, you were about to look dumb,” Nicki said in reference to their recent altercation at Fashion Week.
“So your team, they hurry up and put out a statement. I didn’t stop anyone’s bags. She had to say that because she has built her career of sympathy and payola,” Nicki added, referring to the illegal practice of paying radio stations to boost numbers.
But Cardi B is not the only one Minaj has accused of using unethical practices to boost album sales.
Last month, Minaj accused Travis Scott of resorting to marketing gimmicks to push his numbers, including using his girlfriend Kylie Jenner's star power to promote his album. “I put my blood sweat & tears in writing a dope album only for Travis Scott to have [his girlfriend] Kylie Jenner post a tour pass telling ppl to come see her & [their daughter] Stormi,” Minaj said at the time. She even took a shot at Spotify, which she said failed to promote her album due to her relationship with Apple Music.
Minaj is yet to reply to Cardi's claims. But judging by the way things have been going so far, this feud is far from over.