On Thursday (April 12), Nicki Minaj premiered two new songs — “Barbie Tingz” and “Chun-Li” — on Beats 1, and in usual Nicki fashion, each track featured a host of subliminals. In an accompanying interview with Zane Lowe, the Queens rapper opened up about the origins of her tension with fellow MC Cardi B, and gave fans a potential hint about who she might be referencing on wax.
“The only thing with Cardi that really, really, really hurt my feelings was the first interview she did after ‘Motorsport’ came out,” Nicki said, referencing her collab with Migos and Cardi. “I remember when I first came in the game, if a female of that stature had done a feature with me on it, I would only be singing their praises and saying thank you. The first interview she did after ‘Motorsport’ came out it just really hurt me, because she looked so aggravated and angry and the only thing she kept saying was, ‘Oh, I didn’t hear that. I didn’t hear that verse. She changed her verse.’