Celebs Who Can't Stand Cardi B

Cardi B has been on a meteoric rise to legendary status since first hitting the scene in Love & Hip Hop: New York. Born Belcalis Almanzar, the "regular, degular, shmegular girl from the Bronx" went from stripping in a club and making boisterous Instagram skits to knocking pop star Taylor Swift off the top of the Billboard charts quicker than most people can say "OKURRR?"

She's easily shut down any claims that she might remain a one-hit wonder following the success of her 2017 breakout single "Bodak Yellow," crushing milestone after milestone in the days since its release. But her ascension to rap stardom has attracted critics along the way. The self-proclaimed "b***h people love to hate" has even been called out by some of the most famous faces in entertainment, from music peers such as Nicki Minaj to TV stars like Joseline Hernandez. Let's take a closer look at the stars who can't stand Cardi B.


Cardi B made a beeline for the charts with her song "Bodak Yellow," but not everyone was impressed by the rapper's overnight success, including famed comedian Sommore. She ignited drama with Cardi in September 2017, after she shared a now-deleted clip of the "Bodak Yellow" video to her Instagram along with the oddly caustic caption, "Just cause you busy don't mean your [sic] winning.... You better be reading ya paper work! #Chandelierovahere" (via BET).

Backlash was widespread and immediate. Cardi B didn't waste any time clapping back at Sommore: "I know you must be so busy and overbooked that finding the time to give me 'advice' was hard. But I talk to Christ and my mother everyday and I don't need it!!!" Sommore reportedly turned off her Instagram comments after Cardi's message and never issued a response, but even if she did, we're not sure anyone would've been open to hearing it.

Joseline Hernandez

Cardi B is living the reality TV dream. Just a couple of years after leaving Love & Hip Hop, she managed to turn her fame into a booming music career, becoming the first female rapper to score two No. 1 hits and earning multiple Grammy nominations. Meanwhile, fellow Love & Hip Hop star Joseline Hernandez has failed to replicate those shmoney moves, and she seems pretty pissed about it.

Rumors of Hernandez's alleged ill feelings for the rap star made headlines in August 2017, when her ex-boyfriend, Stevie J, claimed Hernandez wouldn't let him see their daughter, Bonnie Bella, because she was so jealous of Cardi B. We're not sure how the two correlate, but this is Joseline Hernandez we're talking about here.

In November 2017, Hernandez released a diss track called "Hate Me Now," in which she bashes an unnamed Bronx rapper with gang ties who listeners widely believe must be Cardi B. The latter's fans took to social media to troll Hernandez with red shoe emojis — a reference to one of Cardi's most famous lines in "Bodak Yellow."

Azealia Banks

When "Bodak Yellow" reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts in 2017 — a feat that hadn't been accomplished by a rapper since Lauryn Hill's 1998 record "Doo Wop (That Thing)" — nearly everyone was singing Cardi B's praises. Rapper Azealia Banks, however, was carrying a different tune. 

According to Complex, Banks wrote that Cardi, who is of Dominican and Trinidadian descent, is only considered black when it's convenient, calling her the "poor man's nicki [minaj]." She also called Cardi a "caricature of a black woman" and declared that she'd lowered the bar for black women's culture. "Maybe two years ago, the conversation surrounding black women's culture was really reaching an all-time high. We were really discussing our power amongst ourselves," Banks told The Breakfast Club. "Beyoncé came out with Lemonade and there was just this really really really intelligent conversation going on nationally. And then, everything just kind of changed and then it was, like, Cardi B."

Banks has continued to attack Cardi, calling her a "stupid, ghetto, low-mentality bird" in the wake of her September 2018 fight with Nicki Minaj (via Us Weekly). Which brings us to our next Cardi hater...

Nicki Minaj

Fans have speculated about drama between Cardi B and Nicki Minaj since 2017, suggesting the emcees were snubbing each other in their music. Initially, both women appeared to deny any bad blood, but when the Migos song "MotorSport" dropped — which featured verses from both rappers — that rumored feud came to a head. 

Though the ladies denied throwing barbs at one another in that track, Minaj did admit that some of Cardi's comments about their collaboration "hurt" her feelings, telling Zane Lowe's Beats 1 (via Billboard), that Cardi had never shown her "genuine love." The female emcees appeared to make peace with their feelings at the Met Gala in May 2018, but that ceasefire ended months later.

The women and their entourages caused a scene during New York Fashion Week in September 2018. Cardi claimed Minaj "liked" questionable tweets about Cardi's mothering skills and about her infant daughter, Kulture. Cardi suggested that's what caused her to lose her cool and reportedly throw a high heel at Minaj and her entourage. Cardi was escorted from the event with a knot on her forehead. Minaj denied Cardi's accusations and accused her counterpart of trying to save face. "You knew that when that footage [from the party] came out you was about to look f**king dumb," Minaj said on Queen radio. "I didn't even feel the need to defend myself that night. ... She has built her career off of sympathy and payola." 

Kash Doll

Cardi B added another trophy to her growing collection when she won Detroit's Spirit of the Year award in 2017, but not everyone was too pleased about it. Michigan-bred rapper Kash Doll took to Twitter to declare it was "disrespectful" to Detroit natives for the Bronx-born artist to receive such an award (via The Boombox).

Doll added fuel to the fire when she took to Instagram in May 2018 to vent about being removed from "She Bad," a stunning banger by Cardi and rapper YG. According to Doll, YG asked her to do the song, but then she didn't hear anything else about the record until it appeared on Cardi's Invasion of Privacy album in April 2018. Doll claims she's not bothered about being left out. "Y'all crazy i ain't got no problem with cardi i said it a million times leave me alone lol" she tweeted (via Vibe), but based on this Instagram footage, we're sensing perhaps a few sour grapes.

Moniece Slaughter

Perhaps no one would have detected reality star Moniece Slaughter's apparent disdain for Cardi B if it wasn't for one particular tweet posted in November 2017. According to Bossip, Slaughter tweeted that Cardi's sister, television personality Hennessy Carolina, had blocked her on Twitter, writing that she was confused because the two don't know each other. Carolina fired back in a since-deleted Instagram post, declaring she'd blocked the Love & Hip Hop star for liking "f—– up s—" about her sister — a decision Cardi appeared to support, considering she left a series of laughing and strong arm emojis on the post. 

Slaughter then tweeted that she was a huge fan of the "Be Careful" crooner, insisting that if she did happen to like anything negative about Cardi, it was nothing more than an accident. Was that diplomacy or deceit? You be the judge.

Asian Doll

Everybody's got their favorite artists, but apparently Cardi B's list of her favorite up-and-coming female rappers didn't sit well with newcomer Asian Doll. After Cardi posted her list of faves on Twitter in August 2018 — which included rising stars such as Cupcakke, Saweetie, and the City Girls (who featured on Drake's 2018 platinum single "In My Feelings") — Doll appeared to subtly shade Cardi on social media. According to Snobette, Doll tweeted: "[I don't] need no co-signs I got co signed by 2 of the BIGGEST artist in Hip Hop now it's time for me to just do my thang & go hard." Doll was referencing her signing on to work with Gucci Mane's 1017 Eskimo Records and with Nicki Minaj.

Cardi retorted: "People are so weird and want to create drama out of everything ...like wtf? I posted about 3 female rappers that i personally listen too [sic] all of a sudden is a problem? ... ya weird!" Translation: Don't hold your breath for a collaboration between Cardi B. and Asian Doll. Just saying.

Funk Flex

The famous radio personality has never been one to hold out on sharing his opinion, and Cardi B was no exception. Funk Flex infamously threw shots at Cardi's lyrical credibility on Instagram Live in April 2018, saying (via Vibe): "Cardi's consistently getting somebody else to write her sh*t. I can't stand rappers who don't write they sh*t."

He later called out Cardi for dubbing herself the "King of New York" on Lil Yachty's audacious tune, "Who Want the Smoke?" Flex tweeted, "Hahaha! A below average rapper that doesn't write could never be King or Queen of NY!" To add insult to injury, he also accused Cardi of paying DJs to play her music. He alleged on Instagram (via Okayplayer) that "CARDI'S TEAM AND MANY OTHER ARTIST (in the beginning of career) PAY DJS TO PLAY RECORDS AND SAY THAT 'THEY ARE HOT.'"

Meanwhile, Cardi is still breaking records by the day and selling out products by the minute. So there's that.


No, Nicki Minaj isn't the only femcee that has an issue with the "Money" rapper. One-hit wonder Khia, who is widely known for her 2002 hit "My Neck, My Back," also went at Cardi in 2017 during a segment on her now-shuttered web series The Queens Court (via HotNewHipHop).

Apparently, Khia had seen a video of Cardi's that made her lose respect for the rap star. While she didn't explicitly say which video turned her off, the comments came shortly after hackers released a video of Cardi in the nude from her beau Offset's iCloud account (via HipHopDX). "She looks like the ring in the tub after 10 people done bathed in it," Khia said, according to music blog Hip Hop Lately. "Ya'll know how the ring around the tub looks when everybody in your family bathed in it and nobody decided to wash it out and they keep jumping in it ... That's how she looked in that video." Again, Khia isn't exactly a widely-popular rapper so we doubt Cardi's losing any sleep over that one.

Tomi Lahren

Cardi B (along with, like, 800,000 others) was not happy with President Donald Trump's decision to shut down the government in December 2018 in a bid to force Congress to pay for his border wall with Mexico. And conservative commentator Tomi Lahren wasn't happy with the musician's comments about it. In January 2019 tweet, Lahren mocked Cardi, calling her the "latest genius political mind to endorse the Democrats," to which Cardi responded, "Leave me alone I will dog walk you."

Rather than backing down, Lahren brought the gloves out, tweeting, "I'm sure you would. Still doesn't make your political rambling any less moronic." And it only got worse from there. After Cardi called Lahren a sheep "blinded with racism," Lahren dragged her over tax policy. Seems like the only way these two will ever be friends is if one of them switches to the other side. (You probably shouldn't hold your breath.)

Naomi Campbell

While chatting about the infamous Harper's Bazaar Icons party at New York Fashion Week, where Cardi B and Nicki Minaj got into a full-on fight (per Page Six), Naomi Campbell didn't just diss the "Be Careful" rapper — she fired a shot at the entire guest list. "It was called an icon party, but there were no icons there," the supermodel said during a September 2018 appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. Not Cardi or any of the other guests, such as Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, or Paris Hilton? Got it.

Though Cardi has maintained that she had a good reason for attacking Minaj (she says Minaj criticized her parenting skills), Campbell said it was still "disappointing" to see.

"I was disappointed. I don't want to see women of color fight. I don't want to see women fight period," Campbell told Cohen. "Not there, not that. It's all music. There's no division of music. Music's for everybody, there's no discrimination, so I felt very disappointed." Yikes. You know you've messed up when the famously hot-tempered Campbell is speaking out about beef.