Earlier today, Cardi B’s highly anticipated episode of Hot Ones was released. She sat down opposite Sean Evans to eat some spicy wings and discuss a wide variety of topics. She talked about her new single “Bongos” as you’d expect but also got into some stranger subject matter.

She discussed her fascination with learning about World War II and how it fostered a fascination with FDR. She also claimed that she doesn’t believe there are aliens out there despite the recent congressional hearings that got UFO fans buzzing.

But in a more serious moment in the interview, she paid tribute to some of her biggest idols. She specifically draws attention to Rihanna and Jay-Z, who obviously have quite a bit of music pedigree between them.

But it’s their business acumen that Cardi praises directly. She describes the two as “super moguls” highlighting their ability to transition their musical success into the business world. Check out her thoughts on Rihanna and Jay-Z and the entire interview below

Cardi B’s stint on Hot Ones is likely a refreshing reprise from her new cycle of various ongoing beefs. She sparked a beef with Joe Budden after the podcast host critiqued her new single “Bongos.” Despite Budden’s insistence that there isn’t any real beef underneath it all, stories of the two at odds have persisted

Cardi B’s husband Offset is also embroiled in his own beef with Nicki Minaj’s husband Kenneth Petty. The pair have been taking shots at each other back and forth on social media which fans couldn’t help but connect to long running rumors of bad feelings between Nicki and Cardi.

The beef escalated so much that Petty had his house arrest re-instated after threatening Offset online. Thankfully, things seem to be cooling down in recent days. What do you think of Cardi B’s praise for Jay-Z and Rihanna? Let us know in the comment section below.

Beyoncé Responds To Gift From Nicki Minaj While Celebrating Pink Friday 2 Tour Success

Beyoncé took a moment out of her busy schedule as she prepares for her new album to send friend and collaborator Nicki Minaj a handwritten note.

Taking to social media to share the note on Wednesday (March 27), Minaj expressed her excitement that her new Pink Friday Nails line was appreciated by Bey, who also congratulated the Queens rapper on the success of her current tour.

“Onika, I just received your nail collection and I love them,” Bey wrote. “Thank you so much for thinking of me and congratulations on your launch and the tour. Love, Beyoncé.”

When sharing the note to Twitter/X, Minaj added, “Barbz, #PinkFridayNails are Queen approved. Thank you Beyoncé . Love you.”

Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé collaborated on 2014’s “Feeling Myself” off of the former’s Pinkprint album, as well as Bey’s “Flawless (Remix)” that same year.

In a convo with her Barbz on Twitter in 2022, Minaj noted that she manifested her relationship with the R&B queen years before they ever linked up.

The “Anaconda” rapper tweeted that when she had penned her 2010 track “Girls Fall Like Dominoes” where she raps, “I’m out in Paris, muthafucka, with Beyoncé,” she hadn’t even met Bey yet.

“When I wrote GFLD i didn’t have anything but an imagination & said ‘I’m out in Paris mthafka w|Beyonce,’” Nicki wrote. “Had never met her/spoken to her. No way I’d ever work w|her. Wrapping up my 3rd album #ThePinkprint she invited me to perform w|her for the very 1st time. In Paris.”

As for her new nail line, Beyoncé wasn’t the only celeb that Nicki Minaj gifted. Kim Kardashian was notably among the recipients, but it was an excited North West who ended up enjoying the gift.

The reality TV star recently turned to her Instagram stories where she shared that Nicki’s Pink Friday 2 gift was playfully intercepted by her daughter.

“Well, I just got home and I’m so excited for this package,” she exclaimed while unboxing her swag. “However, this is what’s going on,” she continued, holding up partially used press-on nails.

“So um, looks like some little Barbz got into my package — my Pink Friday nails package that I was so excited about — so thank you Miss Westie for stealing them,” the clip concludes with both Kim and North giving a close-up of their pink and platinum manicures.