Ever since Cardi B’s ascent began, rumors of asupposed feud with Nicki Minaj have popped up despite the mutual admiration they’ve publicly displayed. The rumors continued to look baseless on Monday (September 25) when Minaj congratulated Cardi on “Bodak Yellow” reaching the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100.
“Congratulations to a fellow NEW YAWKA on a RECORD BREAKING achievement,” she tweeted. “Bardi, this is the only thing that matters!!! Enjoy it??? @iamcardib.”
“Thank you!!” Cardi B responded soon after. “This means sooo much coming from you!!”
The record-breaking achievement that Minaj referred to was Cardi B becoming the first female rapper to reach #1 with a solo track since Lauryn Hill. Hill, the only other woman to accomplish the feat, reached #1 in 1998 with her hit single “Doo Wop (That Thing).”
Although Minaj has not reached the #1 spot herself, she knows quite a bit about finding success on the charts. Three of Minaj’s songs — “Anaconda” (#2), “Super Bass” (#3) and “Starship” (#5) — cracked the Top 5 over the course of her career. Earlier this year, she surpassed the legendary Aretha Franklin for most ever songs to chart on the Hot 100 by a woman.