Ternyata tidak hanya Cardi B saja yang melepas rasa gusarnya selepas kedapatan berseteru dengan rekan sesama rapper, Nicki Minaj di sebuah pesta Fashion Week akhir pekan lalu. Kini giliran Nicki yang melakukan hal serupa dan diungkapkannya di acara “Queen Radio” miliknya di Beats 1.
Berikut sebagian isi “repetan” Nicki, sebagaimana yang dikutip dari Pitchfork:
“The other night I was part of something so mortifying and so humiliating to go through in front of a bunch upper echelon… people who have their life together. The way they passed by looking at this disgusting commotion. I was mortified. I was in a Gaultier gown—off the motherfucking runway—and I could not believe how humiliated it all felt because we… made ourselves look—and Imma get back, but before I go, I wanna say that I would never discuss anyone’s child. And it’s so sad for someone to pin that on me because I’m the bad guy and they’re gonna believe them…. I would never talk about someone’s child or parenting…. It’s so crazy to me that people always need to make Onika the bad guy. If you’re right in whatever you’re doing… just speak your truth.
I just want people to know that Onika Tanya Maraj has never, will never… speak ill on anyone’s child. I am not a clown. That’s clown shit. The other thing is to tell the world something just because you look fucking dumb. You knew that when that footage came out, you was about to look fucking dumb, so your publicist—also looking fucking dumb…—they hurried up and put out a statement. I’m such a ill-ass bitch I didn’t even feel the need to defend myself that night.
I just want everybody to marinate for two minutes…. But we did hear this woman say that nothing’s off limits… because she has built her career off of sympathy and payola.
The world gave you a blessing, of a beautiful bundle of joy, and the only thing on your mind after you [gave birth was to attack people and to stop their bags…. And you wanna let your publicist write something about stopping bags? Do you know what it is to sit in your room for hours and days at a time writing raps? You came into my fucking culture! I never had a DJ to play my fucking songs.
This is about, Get this woman some fucking help. This woman is at the best stage of her career and she’s throwing bottles?… Who the fuck is gonna give her an intervention? You n****s don’t care until somebody’s fucking dead…. This shit ain’t fucking funny. You put your hands on certain people, you gonna die. Period.“
Pada intinya Nicki merasa malu karena terlibat dalam perseteruan di muka umum seperti yang terjadi. Dan yang paling utama, ia membantah telah membicarakan tentang anak seseorang atau berbicara buruk tentang bagaimana cara orang lain menjadi orangtua. Ia merasa sedih karena dipojokkan sebagai sosok jahat dalam narasi ini.
Bahkan Nicki sempat mengungkap kemungkinan sebuah rap battle bersama Cardi. “You’re a rapper. Deal with it that way and rap,” tegasnya. Untuk lebih lengkapnya bisa didengar di bawah ini: