Celebrity feuds may be great for drama, but someone always loses in the world of public opinion. And that’s proving to be true for the clash between Nicki Minaj and Cardi B. In fact, Nicki is reportedly struggling to sell show tickets following her feud with Cardi, The Sun reported, and it could spell bad news for her tour over in Europe.
Nicki’s 22-date tour is set to kick off in Munich, Germany, in February, according to The Sun. But none of the dates are sold out yet, an insider told the outlet. “Nicki is a big name in the industry but she is becoming known more for the drama around what she says and does rather than her music…her feud with Cardi B has turned a lot of people off her and even getting Future involved in the tour hasn’t shifted tickets.”
Nicki and Cardi have in fact been feuding recently, and it’s gotten pretty ugly at times. The most highly-publicized incident between them was a fight at a New York Fashion Week party when Minaj allegedly made some choice comments about Cardi’s parenting skills, and Cardi supposedly took her shoe off and threw it in Nicki’s direction, according to Radar Online.
Later, Cardi addressed the situation on Instagram, where she wrote, “But when you mention my child, you choose to like comments about me as a mother, make comments about my abilities to take care of my daughter is when all bets are f—kin off!” Consequence of Sound reported.
However, more recently, the performers seemed ready to bury the hatchet. Nicki wrote on Twitter on Oct. 29, “Ok you guys, let’s focus on positive things only from here on out. We’re all so blessed. I know this stuff is entertaining & funny to a lot of people but I won’t be discussing this nonsense anymore. Thank you for the support & encouragement year after year. Love you.”
Cardi then posted a screenshot of the tweet on Instagram, and wrote, “@Nickiminaj alright then! Let’s keep it positive and keep it pushing!”
But the damage may already have been done to Nicki’s career. The insider told Radar that “thousands of tickets” are still unsold for Nicki’s United Kingdom tour, and the feud may be to blame. Maybe her appearance at the MTV European Music Awards in Spain will help boost sales, but whether ticket sales for her tour will totally rebound after all the drama between the two music divas remains to be seen.
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