Following the birth of her baby in July, Cardi B continues to ratchet up her social media presence and has discussed upcoming visuals (look for “Ring” with Kehlani to drop soon) as well as recording new music.
Yesterday (August 4, 2018) the Bronx rapper was inspired to mention female rappers she admires with a list including Cupcakke, Saweetie and the City Girls, who were featured in Drake‘s “In My Feelings” video.
About 12 hours after Cardi’s tweet, Asian Doll tweeted, “Ion need no co-signs I got co signed by 2 of the BIGGEST artist in Hip Hop now it’s time for me to just do my thang & go hard 💯,” a response referencing her recent signing to Gucci Mane’s 1017 Eskimo Records label along with a shout out from Nicki Minaj in April 2018.
The following day on August 5th, Cardi shot back, People are so weird and want to create drama out of everything …like wtf? I posted about 3 female rappers that i personally listen too all of a sudden is a problem ?or who the fuck is you co-sign ? Soo i can’t say what female rappers that i listen to?ya weird !”
Naturally, Cardi and Asian’s fans commenced to fighting in the comments over which rapper was out of line.
While it’s interesting that Cardi is choosing to take on Asian, in reality the Queen of Teens is playing a supporting role in a bigger story. Cardi’s list very much feels like a response to the list Minaj created back in April. If you’ll notice, Minaj’s list includes Ms. Banks, Kash Doll, Maliibu Miitch and yes, Asian Doll, none of which Cardi mentions, which is not a coincidence. Both rappers are attempting to set up female rapper mafias, who in exchange for the shine (they hope), will have their backs and support them.
It should be noted that Cardi’s Twitter clapback was a long time coming because Asian has been taking low-key shots at Cardi ever since she was shouted out by Minaj.
When once Asian followed Cardi, she no longer does and in a recent interview she mentions Playboi Carti as a favorite but purposefully took a pass on co-signing when asked about Cardi. Later in the same interview, Asian heartily expressed her deep appreciation for Minaj and declares the two eventually will collaborate.
As Cardi heads back to work, Minaj prepares to drop Queen and Asian continues to build her profile, it’ll be interesting to see how these three stars collide (or not) in the coming months.