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Mo’Nique’s Message To Nicki Minaj and Cardi B

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Oct. 15 2018, Updated 4:28 p.m. ET

Last week on Power 106‘s The Cruz Show, Mo’Nique had a powerful message for Nicki Minaj and Cardi B.

In the video above, she addresses them at the 6:20 mark.

Now we all remember the feud where Cardi B threw her shoe at Nicki Minaj during New York Fashion Week. Briefly touching on that altercation, it was supposedly about Nicki talking about Cardi B‘s child but their fall-out started way before that.

Here’s a timeline of it, but the main point is that the feelings came out at the suggestion that Nicki was trying to one-up Cardi B. Nicki felt disrespected at the fact that a newcomer would say something about a veteran rapper.

When Nicki’s Ganja Burns came out, a lyric in it sparked massive debate about whether she was throwing subs at Cardi B. Listen to it here: does she say body or Bardi? I personally hear “bury the Bardi“….

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When Nicki throws shade she tends bring up how she’s the Queen of rap and no one can top her. That’s really where the issue lies when it’s already difficult for women to break into the industry. Cardi B tries to sub back during the VMA’s by welcoming the audience to New York and dubbing herself the Empress.

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So what does Mo’Nique have to say about all this?

In the beginning of the video, she talks about how people of color are given one spot to shine and instead of having great people working with each other, the industries tend to make them compete for that one spot until the next great person of color comes along and is claimed to the spot. She mentions how each decade had 1 favorite comedian person of color. She makes a great point regarding how the industry views blacks and Latinos and we hope her message makes a positive impact.

Cruz asks, “when you see Cardi B and Nicki going at it, and it got physical eventually, do you say to yourself ‘now queens, you guys should be working together’ or should they fight for the top spot?’

Mo’Nique‘s message:

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“What top spot? What’s the to – see again, we’re buying into it, because you gotta say ‘what’s the top spot?’ I love Nicki Minaj and I love Cardi B, baby. They are both musical geniuses so I don’t look at one and say ‘oh, she’s better than the other’ No way. They’re both amazing. So again, is Taylor Swift and Jessica Simpson fighting for the top spot? They in their own right doing they own thing. So the moment we get out of fighting for the top spot, and just have a good time in your spot. You ain’t gotta worry about fighting for the top spot. You feel me?”

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“What top spot? What’s the to – see again, we’re buying into it, because you gotta say ‘what’s the top spot?’ I love Nicki Minaj and I love Cardi B, baby. They are both musical geniuses so I don’t look at one and say ‘oh, she’s better than the other’ No way. They’re both amazing. So again, is Taylor Swift and Jessica Simpson fighting for the top spot? They in their own right doing they own thing. So the moment we get out of fighting for the top spot, and just have a good time in your spot. You ain’t gotta worry about fighting for the top spot. You feel me?”

I definitely do, Mo’Nique.

How do you feel about Mo’Nique‘s advice to those in the industry?

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