“All I said was I like Cardi more,” she explained via Instagram. “I’m allowed to say I like someone more than another person. There's no problem with that at all.”
She also wrote, “I got love for both of 'em,” on top of the video, clarifying that she still respects Minaj as an artist.
Bhabie recently snatched a nomination for Top Female Rap Artist at this year's Billboard Music Awards, and when TMZ approached her about the nomination she expressed that she’s “already winning" by being nominated. The 15-year-old then said she thinks it’ll be Cardi who takes home the award. "Obviously Cardi is gonna win," she said. "She really deserves it."
She followed that up with some comments about why she prefers the up-and-coming Bronx rapper over rap royalty Nicki Minaj. "Cardi actually says stuff, Nicki just has attitude. So what. Big deal," she said.
Cardi recently dropped her album Invasion of Privacy, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. A week later, Nicki dropped her singles “Chun-Li” and “Barbie Tingz” ahead of her forthcoming album. The two rappers have a history of some manufactured beef, mostly proliferated by fans (though there seems to be some truth to it), but Bhabie’s comments no doubt fanned the flames.
Bhabie has recently been caught up in some beef of her own, sparring with her nemesis, YouTube star WoahVicky. But in the meantime the teen meme turned rapper is focusing most of her energy on producing a reality TV show and headlining her first national tour.