Cardi B is clearing the air after social media rumours claimed that her public fight with her husband Offset was only a publicity act to promote new music.
A month after they argued over internet cheating claims, the Up rapper, 30, and the Migos member, 31, appeared to put their differences behind them and announced the release of their new joint single, Jealousy.
Offset teased a video earlier this week in which he mocked James Brown's weird CNN interview from 1988 and addressed rumours of "drama" between him and his wife.
Jamie Lee Curtis, who played CNN host Sonya Friedman in the video, also made an appearance and spoke with Offset. Fans on social media started questioning whether the rappers' altercation was faked soon after the teaser.
In reaction, the Bodak Yellow star discoursed a fan on social media who wrote: "We said it was a stunt they pulled with their relationship and that's exactly what is was. Lmfaoo."
"It wasn’t no STUNT," she said on Instagram, according to screengrab shared on Twitter. "Tasha K made some ish up and yall was laughing about it and happy ass hell about it. Now that we putting it in the music is a stunt … Naaa baby be mad at the one who started trolling wit it."
She added on Twitter: "THEY C----IE WAS SO WET WHEN THE LIE WAS GOING AROUND NOW it’s a different narrative when we put it in the music ….OOOO IM POPPIN IT ON THIS SONG !!!!"
Cardi referred in her tweet to the defamation lawsuit she brought against blogger Tasha K in 2019 after the latter made many unfavourable statements about her. In the end, the judge ruled in favour of Cardi.
Cardi and Offset had a public spat that started in late June when he shared an Instagram Story reading, "My wife f---ed a N---- on me gang yall n---- know how I come."
In response, Cardi began a Twitter Space conversation by singing part of the first verse of Keyshia Cole's "I Should Have Cheated."
"First of all, let me say, you can't accuse me of all the things you know that you are guilty of. Sing it with me, y'all! And I see that it is easy for you to blame everything on me. Yes, honey!"
"Listen, don't pay attention to that country man," Cardi told listeners of Offset. "That motherf---er spiraling and thinking s---."
She continued, "Come on, y’all. I'm f—ing Cardi B n—. I think sometimes motherf---ers forget I'm Cardi B. If I was giving this p---- to anybody, it would be out. I'm not just anybody."
At the time, a source told People magazine that they were just having "a little quarrel": "They're very intense so go back and forth quite a bit. They'll hash it out like they always do."