Some people are spending actual time wondering if Cardi B is in the process of taking Nicki Minaj's "spot," an argument that—among other things—unfortunately assumes there's merely a single "spot" to be claimed.
When people started trying that argument on his Instagram post celebrating the release of Cardi's debut studio album Invasion of Privacy, the Game promptly hit them with a correction. First, Game shared the album cover and praised Cardi's path to the top. "Gotta respect the hustle," he wrote.
Within hours, someone had asked Game for his take on the Cardi B vs. Nicki Minaj debate. As Game explained in his response, there's room for all artists to flourish. "They both have their own spots," he said before shouting out Lil' Kim, MC Lyte, Queen Latifah, and more. See the full comment below.
Game also came to Cardi's defense back in February when headlines were stacking up about her use of the word "flue" in an Instagram caption. Speaking with TMZ about the reaction, Game assured those worried that Cardi "understands the politics of LA" but that she also deserves her own respect.
"I like her music," Game said. "I like what she stands for. She represents who I am and where I come from, and everybody that's overly trippin' just needs to chill. She's a good girl. We hollered about it. She ain't mean nothin'. She's got her whole thing that she represents and she stands for. That has to be respected."
Cardi also silenced rumors of her cold war against Nicki herself. "I really feel like fans and people really want to see that happen because it's really entertaining," she told Ebro Darden Thursday.