Nicki Minaj has broken her silence following a Friday night (07Sep18) scuffle with rap rival Cardi B. The two MCs clashed at a star-studded Harper's Bazaar party for New York Fashion Week after Cardi accused the Super Bass hitmaker of disrespecting her and her baby daughter, Kulture. At one point, Cardi lunged and reportedly threw a shoe at Minaj, but Nicki declined to press charges and she addressed the drama on her Apple Music Queen Radio show on Beats 1 on Monday, revealing she still felt "humiliated" about their headline-grabbing encounter. "The other night I was a part of something so mortifying, so humiliating to go through in front of upper echelon people - it's not about black or white - people who have their lives together," she said. "I was mortified... I could not believe how humiliated I felt... how we - and I use the term 'we' loosely - made ourselves look." Taking aim at reports suggesting she poked fun at her rival's baby, Nicki added, "I would never discuss anyone's child. "It's so sad for someone to pin that on me. I would never talk about anyone's child or parenting, I don't give a s**t... You know I didn't say or never did talk about anyone's child... I am not a clown, that's clown s**t." Minaj insists she didn't retaliate after Cardi's shoe came flying at her because, "I'm such an ill n**ga, I didn't feel the need to defend myself that night." Security staff at the party escorted a shoeless Cardi out of the venue. The Bodak Yellow star has since confirmed it was a comment Nicki allegedly made about her baby that upset her: "I've let a lot of s**t slide!" she wrote on Sunday (09Sep18) via Instagram. "I let you sneak diss me, I let you lie on me, I let you attempt to stop my bags (money), f**k up the way I eat! "You've threaten other artists in the industry, told them if they work with me you'll stop f**kin with them (sic)!! I let you talk big s**t about me!! I addressed you once in person, I addressed you a second time in person, and every time you copped the plea!! "But when you mention my child, you choose to make comments about me as a mother, make comments about my abilities to take care of my daughter is when all bets are f**kin off!! I've worked to hard and come too far to let anybody f**k with my success (sic)!!!!" Cardi previously played down reports of a nasty feud between herself and Nicki, but confessed the two had "issues".
Nicki Minaj is pulling out of a concert in Saudi Arabia because she said she wants to show support for women's rights, gay rights and freedom of expression. "After careful reflection I have decided to no longer move forward with my scheduled concert at Jeddah World Fest," Minaj said in a statement Tuesday to The Associated Press. "While I want nothing more than to bring my show to fans in Saudi Arabia, after better educating myself on the issues, I believe it is important for me to make clear my support for the rights of women, the LGBTQ community and freedom of expression," she said. Minaj was originally scheduled to headline the concert on July 18. Saudi organizers said the Jeddah World Fest will be broadcast globally. The kingdom is also promising quick electronic visas for international visitors who want to attend.
Kevin Hart left his team stunned when he splashed out on eight classic cars for them to celebrate the end of his tour. The 39-year-old actor has been working hard in recent months on his Irresponsible tour. The jaunt came to an end earlier this month (Dec18) and to mark a successful run, Kevin decided to show his appreciation for his workmates with an extravagant gift. Taking to Instagram on Saturday (29Dec18), the Night School star told fans he had purchased eight classic cars for his colleagues, including a yellow VW and a cream Mustang. "So the tour is over, and I told my guys I was going to do something special for them. They had no idea what it was. I just surprised my whole team with old schools," Kevin said in a video, before panning over to the vehicles. "I mean it when I say I love my team, I would not be where I am or who I am today if it wasn't for my team. We're celebrating, and I love the fact that they're gone. They're blown away, and for me, that's all I needed, nothing else." After Kevin gifted them the cars, several of his team took to social media to express their joy. Sharing a snap of himself next to his new Mustang, Ron 'Boss' Everline wrote on Instagram: "I’m in awwwww brother! @kevinhart4real just surprised the whole team with New Old Schools! 65 mustang! This is incredible! Thank You. Love You." And Joey Wells, who received the yellow VW, posted on Instagram: "Man! For all you VW fans. @kevinhart4real got me a 1956 Beetle!If you’re not into bugs you dont get it. But for those that are in that world you know!!!" On Sunday, Kevin joked with his followers that he and the team are now going to start their own classic car club. "Me & my guys started a car club. We are the 'Plastic Cup Boyz Car Club'....we are getting jackets and hats and gloves with no finger tips....Old man fun. We drink coffee and talk cars on sundays," he wrote.
Quentin Tarantino has acknowledged that a third Kill Bill film is still a possibility – as reflected by his recent conversations with Uma Thurman. The director was asked about a potential sequel during an interview with the Happy Sad Confused podcast released on Monday. “Me and Uma have been talking about it recently, frankly, to tell you the truth,” he said about a possible Kill Bill Volume 3. “I’m not sure I’m going to do it but I have thought about it a little further.” He said he and Thurman “literally were talking about” a possible sequel the week prior, adding: “If any of my movies were going to spring from any of my movies, it would be the third Kill Bill.”