Cardi B and Wiz Khalifa feud: Why are 2 singers fighting over Grammys? Here's why Nicki Minaj was dragged in
Cardi B was not taking Wiz Khalifa's diss lying down. She slammed him for encouraging tweets that pit 'successful women against each other'
The first round of feuds has already begun after the Grammy nominations left some artists feeling snubbed. Wiz Khalifa was already licking his wounds after not being nominated this year as well -- he was last nominated in 2016 and has never won a Grammy. He jumped on Twitter to express support for "self-made" artist Nicki Minaj who has also not been nominated since 2016 and has never won despite 10 nominations in the past. Wiz Khalifa's support would have been fine by itself, but he was replying to a tweet that said: "cardi wining a Grammy when nicki minaj didn't is the biggest proof that they don't know a shit bout music."
Nicki Minaj had earlier tweeted her outrage over not having won a single Grammy despite her record as a female rapper. Cardi B, on the other hand, has won the Best Rap Album award for 'Invasion Of Privacy' at the 2019 Grammys but she is also not on this year's Grammy nominee list.
Most self made artists have this problem https://t.co/IfM8NV58rM— Wiz Khalifa (@wizkhalifa) November 24, 2020
Never forget the Grammys didn’t give me my best new artist award when I had 7 songs simultaneously charting on billboard & 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. #PinkFriday— Mrs. Petty (@NICKIMINAJ) November 24, 2020
Cardi B, however, was not taking Wiz Khalifa's diss lying down. She slammed Wiz Khalifa for encouraging tweets that pit "successful women against each other". She also took her shot at Nicki Minaj, who she says was supportive when she was "grinding at the bottom" but all that changed after she 'made it'. Cardi B's partner Offset also jumped into the fray tweeting: "[Expletive] be [expletive]!!!! Smh"
I don’t understand why niggas entertain tweets that pit successful women against each other? Ya not tired of that? Specially when ya was rooting hard when a bitch was at the bottom.— iamcardib (@iamcardib) November 24, 2020
This was Nikkas in my dms in 2016!They really support you when you grinding at the bottom then it’s a different story when you make it ! pic.twitter.com/AhRr3TTkRC— iamcardib (@iamcardib) November 24, 2020
Niggas be hoes !!!! Smh— OFFSET (@OffsetYRN) November 24, 2020
Earlier Cardi B had taken to Instagram Live following the announcement of the nominees for the Grammy Awards to be held next year in January. She told fans that she purposely didn’t submit 'WAP' for Grammy consideration, adding she doesn’t want any of her music to be considered until her album is complete. However, her 'WAP' collaborator, Megan Thee Stallion, has become a first time Grammy nominee and is up for Best New Artist, Record of the Year, Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song.
In the Instagram video, she said: "Stop playing with me. Like I said, I never pressed for a Grammy, but y’all are not gonna take away something that I know that I worked my a** off that I deserve. If I was pressed for a Grammy I would have submitted 'WAP' for this year. I didn’t submit. I didn’t want to be submitted to award shows until I put out my album because I think my album is so good, and it means something and I worked on it a lot. I’ve been working on it for almost two years. Some songs are so emotional to me because I did them during quarantine. I’m not pressed or nothing, I’m not gonna keep doing this s**t constantly because y’all are upset. Y’all cannot take my success."
The Grammys are obviously a sore spot for Cardi B because of the criticism that she didn't deserve her win. Wiz Khalifa's tweet supporting Minaj over her seems to have set her off as the inevitable comparisons between her and Minaj will start again -- specifically about Minaj being snubbed for so long while she has won already. The feud will possibly now be warmed over and served up as a fresh new controversy because of Wiz Khalifa.