Cardi B’s new single “Money” hit streaming services on Tuesday (Oct. 23), two days earlier than expected.
Shortly after it “leaked,” Cardi took to Instagram Live (via HipHop-N-More) to address the premature release. “I think it got leaked because, you know, sometimes when you send your records early to these streaming or these music platforms, somebody from they building leak it and everything,” she said.
According to Cardi, Nicki Minaj’s fans, better known as the Barbz, were responsible for spreading the leaked song. “And then we tried to retract it, but you know the Barbz,” she said while rolling her eyes, “they always posting me, they always post everything I do.”
Cardi B talks about Nicki Minaj’s fans (the Barbz) on Instagram live: “They claim to hate me but they really love me because they be on my page before my fans.” pic.twitter.com/ZSXatJD5dm
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She went on to call out Nicki’s fans for being the first to respond. “They claim they hate me, but they really love me ’cause they be on my page before my fans,” Cardi continued. “Everything that I do, they be on it before my fans so clearly that seems like love to me. Seems like you love me.”
Cardi’s comments are the latest in her ongoing feud with Minaj. Last week, Nicki raised eyebrows with her thinly-veiled verse on Future and Juice WRLD’s “Transformer,” which many think was aimed at Cardi. “Four albums in, pull a milli for a show / While these bitches is servin’ Milli Vanilli on the low,” raps Nicki on the WRLD ON DRUGS track. “Some call me Nicki, but some call me Megatron / I’m stopping bags and I don’t need a red octagon.”
After their run-in at New York Fashion Week last month, Cardi accused Nicki of “stopping her bag.” “I let you sneak diss me, I let you lie on me, I let you attempt to stop my bags, fuck up the way I eat!” Cardi wrote on Instagram. “Bitches talk all that shit in they raps but in real life they pussy! This shit really is for entertainment!!”