Nicki Minaj’s ‘Queen Radio’ Show: 7 Shocking Takeaways From Episode 10
The Queen album rollout continues. Nicki Minaj has taken over the news circuit for the past couple of days after releasing episode 10 of her popular Apple Music Beats 1 show, Queen Radio. On it, she had lots to say about Cardi B and hosted a few guests on air to share their thoughts on hip-hop, beefs and sex.
“I have protected people that I shouldn’t protect,” Nicki began yesterday (Oct. 29). The statement heard around the world was followed by an eye-popping rant regarding comments made by Cardi B's sister, Hennessy Carolina, and the now-infamous squabble at the Harper's Bazaar Icon party back in September.
One day prior (Oct. 28), Cardi's younger sibling posted threats that she and the "Backin' It Up" were allegedly receiving from Nicki Minaj's rabid fanbase, the Barbz.
"Ya asking why I’m beefing with a fan base but ya not asking why someone with so much influence would use their influence to manipulate their fans to spread so much negativity and hate!" Hennessy wrote. Without namedropping Nicki, she added, "She leaked my sister['s] number to her fan pages the same shit she did to Mariah Lynn. It's easy for y'all to ask my why I'm bothered, why I care so much. But not one of you is waking up to death threats every day, made up stories that can effect my real life and real relationships."
This all led to Nicki Minaj airing out the sisters on Queen Radio, to which Cardi responded in 10 separate Instagram posts. In light of last night's events, XXL has compiled a rundown of everything Nicki addressed during episode 10. Take a look at the main takeaways from the two-and-a-half hour show below.
Whilst discussing Hennessy Carolina's claims, Nicki Minaj brought back up her melee with Cardi B at the Harper's Bazaar Icons party during 2018 New York Fashion Week (Sept. 7). Surprisingly, her version of the night went a lot differently than what was initially reported.
“So just to clear everything up for people who don’t know, Rah [Ali] really, really beat Cardi’s ass bad," she says. "Like really bad and I’m not trying to be messy. You went home and told people that security hit you and we let that lie continue because of legal reasons. I told Rah ‘Don’t tell anyone you hit her because I don’t want nobody trying to sue me.’ ’Cause they gon’ come to the person with money. Instead, you went home and I guess you had to look like a gangster in front of your friends and family... I get it."
For those who don't know, Rah Ali is a close friend of Nicki's and can be seen in several videos from that night.
"Rah beat you so bad that I was mad at Rah," Nicki continues. "I’m talkin’ ’bout the punches were so hard in your head that I was mad at Rah... But Rah didn’t like her attitude; the way she came at me. But I told Rah like yo, she didn’t put her hands on me, but Rah just was like, ‘Yo, I couldn’t take that chance. It looked like she was about to put her hand on you'… Anybody that knows me knows I don’t swear to God—I swear to God on my life, Rah held her head and punched her like, I don’t know, eight, nine, 10 times. And I could hear it. I’m talking about the hardest punches you’ve ever heard in your life… Nobody that was with you did a thing and you know that… As soon as Rah let your head up I saw the knot on your head.”
After talking about the alleged fight between Cardi B and Rah Ali, Nicki Minaj laughed at the fact that Cardi reportedly attempted to take the footage from Nicki's cameraman.
“She tried to take the camera from my cameraman ’cause she don’t want that out," Nicki explains. "But sweetheart, I’m not gon' put that out, I’m not like that. I’m not gonna put out you gettin’ beat up. For what?... We have you on footage trying to take my cameraman’s camera [laughs]. There’s a reason you wanted that footage, babe.”
Amidst her rant, Nicki Minaj gave her Barbz an incentive for finding footage of the fight at Harper's Bazaar that left Cardi B with a knot on her head.
“Anybody that wanna pull up the surveillance footage, I will give you a hundred thousand dollars," she stated, causing a frenzy on social media. "Pull up the surveillance footage… I never come up here and lie? For what?!”
In response to Hennessy Carolina's mini rant, Nicki Minaj told Cardi B she needs to put her sister in check.
"You go and got your sister calling me a crackhead and saying I’m leaking numbers," says Nicki. "You can’t control your sister but you want me to control millions of fans? Lying on me, telling me I’ve leaked numbers of people I’ve never had in my life? I’ve never leaked a number in my life, on God. And y’all continue to lie on me because it’s so important for you to make me look like a bad person… Leaking numbers? What type of bird shit are you talking about, bitch? Stop lying on me.”
At one point, Nicki Minaj states that she and Cardi B met in a hotel room to air out their grievances with one another, including the stopping of each other's bags. They allegedly talked about "No Flag" in particular, a London On The Track record that features Nicki, 21 Savage and Cardi's husband, Offset.
“We let so much ride," Nicki starts. "I let it ride that I met up with you in a hotel room and you told me that my verse on the 21 Savage, London On Da Track, Offset record was about you. I called my engineer, I said hey, can you tell her when I recorded this verse?... ’Cause she said that I did this verse about her so Offset couldn’t do the video. You talkin’ ’bout stoppin’ bags… So Offset and 21 Savage didn’t do that London on Da Track record because she said that I was talking about her. It was clear that she wanted to turn them against me—she succeeded. [21 Savage] wasn’t allowed because he was on ['Bartier Cardi'].”
Nicki Minaj later added that she won't reveal anything else that was said in the hotel room because she knows "it’s gonna cause problems for her circle."
During the episode, Nicki also alleges that Cardi's old manager, Shaft, hit up her team so that they could get her on Cardi's second single last year.
“You asked me to be on your second single," she states. "My manager, Gee Roberson, is right here. You asked me to be on your second single and I said no because I felt like it was too much because ‘Motorsport’ was about to come out. Now you actin’ like you lovey dovey with them girls; why you ain’t ask Remy [Ma] and [Lil] Kim to be on your single, baby girl?”
While talking to singer and reality star Kandi Burruss, Nicki decided to share what her role is in the bedroom as they openly discussed their views on sexual encounters. “Here’s my theory on sex, right?" she begins. "A nigga can’t fuck me—I fuck you. And when I’m done, fuck you. You understand?... I think for such a long time, women and men have [had] these roles as if it’s like the man is the one that chooses the woman. No. The woman chooses you, little do you dumbass niggas know… They think their game is what got them pussy. No, you dumb fuck. I wanted to fuck, so I fucked, ya dumb fuck. Now back to the regularly scheduled program. I just used you to eat my pussy.”
After her DJ dropped a couple of bombs, dozens of her Barbz jumped on Twitter to discuss the man she may be referring to. Many believe she was talking about Quavo, whose song "Huncho Dreams" alludes to an affair between the two of them. It's good to note that during Quavo's Quavo Huncho release party, the rapper had a woman perform a skit which resembles a video Nicki Minaj has on her Instagram page.