“Why pit successful women against each other?”
If you’ve been on Twitter today, you might have seen a bit of an online kerfuffle involving Nicki Minaj, Wiz Khalifa, Cardi B, and the Grammys.
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Well, it all started when Nicki called out the Grammys for awarding Best New Artist to Bon Iver over her in 2012.
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
It’s possible that this was in response to The Weeknd’s snub, but who’s to say.
Pretty soon after, rapper Wiz Khalifa tweeted to say that he understood the feeling — having been nominated for seven himself.
As a grammy nominated artist I know how it feels. Niggas always think its unfair until they get their turn. Just keep workin and that time’ll come through.
Things started to get a bit messy when a fan tweeted to point out that Cardi B had won a Grammy — but neither Wiz nor Nicki had.
@wizkhalifa cardi wining a Grammy when nicki minaj didn’t is the biggest proof that they don’t know a shit bout music.
FYI, she won Best Rap Album for Invasion of Privacy.
And then Wiz replied saying, “Most self made artists have this problem.”
Most self made artists have this problem https://t.co/IfM8NV58rM
You’d be forgiven for thinking that it looks like Wiz is saying Cardi isn’t self-made, whereas Nicki is — because it seems like that’s how Cardi took it.
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First, Cardi responded with a screenshot of a DM Wiz sent her in 2016 saying, “Keep your light shining and don’t let others take it.”
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 !
Next, she called him out for pitting “successful women against each other.”
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.
Followed by retweets of fans offering their sport:
I’m the scapegoat 😩😂😂😂 https://t.co/tksbB9bi2d
It didn’t take long for Wiz to start backpedaling, saying that he thought Cardi was self-made as well.
Damn that wuz good advice. I still support u. Nothings changed. Your self made in my book as well https://t.co/uPRj3ryfsL
As well as flat out denying that he’d ever said otherwise.
Never said that. They both work very hard. https://t.co/svxjl9DSOY
As for Nicki’s Twitter…
There we have it, folks! We’ll keep you posted if there’s anymore updates on this mess.
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