Like many commentators around the country and even the world, those who know were talking about the recent altercation between Nicki Minaj and Cardi B at the Harper’s Bazaar’s ICON party earlier this month, and Charlamagne Tha God was also one of those people. The Breakfast Club radio host tossed in his insight on the whole ordeal, mentioning that although he doesn’t condone violence, he does enjoy when justice is rightfully served.
Cardi B and Nicki Minaj were involved in a brief fight that broke out when Cardi threw her shoe at Minaj. Cardi was then escorted from the building, sporting a knot above her eyebrow while Minaj was left unscathed.
While details were still up in the air and tensions were high, Charlamagne Tha God was supportive of Cardi B and explained himself in saying that he was tired of seeing people think they can get away with saying anything just because the internet is their own form of protection. The radio host feels that words exchanged on social media should hold the same weight of consequences and repercussions as they do in the real world.
Although prior to that, Charlamagne Tha God was against rapper Nicki Minaj once he had gotten wind of Minaj defending herself from DJ Self. Nicki wrote a long paragraph via Instagram in early August addressing Self when he allegedly stated that Cardi B’s album was better than Nicki’s. Minaj then threatened to not only expose Self on her own radio show, Queen Radio, but to also threaten physical force against him. Charlamagne’s argument then was that Nicki’s behavior and accusations weren’t right and inappropriate.
It didn’t take long for those with opposing opinions to express them. A Twitter user conveyed her dissatisfaction and mentioned Charlamagne in a tweet. She told him that she was disappointed in the radio host for defending Cardi’s violent actions towards Nicki, and that words can be said legally and becoming physical is automatically wrong. See This Page for additional information.
The host then responded to the user’s tweet and stayed true to his defense of social media being a protective barrier when dishing out negative words.
Charlamagne’s tweets sparked an outrage among fans who questioned his once peaceful position and wondered what changed his mind once it came to Nicki getting the harsh end of the stick.