Cardi didn’t mention Nicki by name, but seemingly referenced her when speaking to Apple Music about how female rappers controlled the music scene when she was growing up.
“When I was younger, when I was eight… No wait, I’m lying. When I was six, seven, eight, there was a lot different female rappers,” she said.
“And then there was a time that there was no female rappers at all. I have to keep replaying songs from the early 2000s. I have to keep replaying it, replaying it, replaying it because for a while there wasn’t no female rapper.
She then added: “Then there was one female rapper that dominated for a very long time. And she did pretty good. She’s been still dominating,” a comment that seemingly referred to Minaj.
Cardi continued: “You never know if there is ever going to be a drought. You never know when people get tired of all the female rappers or people just stop… I don’t know, promoting them.”
The praise comes after the pair previously clashed in public, reportedly brawling at a party in September 2018.