Cardi B put The Shade Room on blast Sunday night (July 10) after accusing the blog site of only creating content that painted the rapper in a negative light. The Shade Room refuted those claims saying that they give the rapper “fair” coverage. The Bronx MC thought otherwise as she accused the site of “gaslighting” her after allegedly blocking her from commenting on posts and refusing to respond to her DMs.
The Twitter spat started when the gossip site posted a photo on Instagram of Cardi B and Offset’s daughter Kulture for her birthday Sunday. The “WAP” rapper told the site to take down the photo of her four-year-old daughter in the comments section of the post before heading to Twitter to air out her frustration.
“Cause my thing is …okay you only post negative content bout me ,cool no biggie. got me blocked from commenting on their page ok cool,” she wrote in a since-deleted tweet per HipHopDX. “but please don’t post my child on yall funny ish …I don’t want to be old self but just leave me alone.”
The Shade Room responded seemingly threatening to sue the Grammy-winning rapper and refuting the alleged demeaning post.
“Whats the phone number of the lawyer you used in your defamation case because we tryna see something,” they wrote, referencing Cardi’s $4 million win over blogger Tasha K in court. “Is this the ‘only negative’ content you are referring to?”
Cardi responded back to the site accusing them of “ignoring” her comments which is why the rapper chose to expose them on Twitter.
“I DM’d you guys but, of course, you guys ignore me, and that’s why I had to take it publicly,” she said. “Clearly, you guys have me muted from commenting on your page. That’s why when I comment, nobody can see my comment and I actually have screenshots of it, and that’s why I posted it.
“So now you guys want to gaslight me. And if you guys are not doing shady s— on purpose, why mute me from commenting? Then you guys post certain things positive about me so y’all can continuously post negative things about me that you don’t do to other artists.”
“Example: the thing with Lil Kim with the Lip Service,” she continued. “You guys literally edited the video and posted things that sounded kinda funny so people could drag me… Also, you guys post funny things when it comes to my music releases, you guys ignore completely when I do really good performing — anything that’s positive about me.”
She added, “I’m a person and I have feelings. I’m not a crazy person, I’m not this ghetto person, I’m not this person that’s trying to make narratives about me. You guys clearly know what you’re doing; if you wasn’t, you wouldn’t have muted me.
“But my thing is, take it easy on me. I’m a person as well and I’m trying to protect my best, my mental health. It’s too much. We could’ve had this conversation on DM, but clearly you guys are ignoring me so now we have to I guess do it like this.”
The Shade Room responded by writing, “What y’all don’t understand is we have to get permission from owners to post videos to our page. No permission, no post. We show @iamcardib tons of love but because we couldn’t get permission for some of the positive wireless fest videos she gets to lie and say ‘only negative.’”
Cardi fired back, “Wait how can u say that ,when have you ever ask me to ever post anything about me ?& if that’s true you got my publicist # why not ask her s— why not ask me on Dm? Like this arguments are so stupid!The gaslighting it’s insane.”
“You were not blocked from commenting. Please stop the LIES,” the gossip site wrote. “We are only addressing your comment on negative content we didn’t bring up your daughter. And YOU called ME asking why we don’t post your family! Lie again and I’ll put out the receipts.”
Cardi responded by uploading a video of her comments showing that her comments were further down on the post while verified accounts on Instagram normally appear at the top per HipHopDX.
“Why would I lie ? I have no reason to lie & same things wit the post from today,” she wrote. “& when have I ask you that?….oooo we can post receipts best believe I recorded the convo that we had on the phone .I don’t even know why y’all want to do all of this.”
The rapper then shared a DM of she and the outlet as they asked her to participate in an upcoming series titled Drip Codez. Cardi agreed and weeks later asked if she was “shadowbanned” from commenting on the page which she responded, “Well that was kinda shady and mean of y’all.”
“Never ask y’all to post about my family..you can’t show a dm or nothing of me askin u that,” the rapper tweeted along with a clip of the video. “and I’m not dumb to post that call but trust I got it and even on that call never asked y’all that shit Stand on y’all truth .All of this but ignore me a couple of days ago when I dm yall.”
The Shade Room then prompted Cardi to post the phone conversation she had with them which allegedly contained information the rapper didn’t want to “go public” with.
“You don’t need lawyer papers lol. I’m giving you my permission publicly to post the recorded convo. You can use this tweet in court if I ever tried to sue. Post it,” they wrote. “As far as the dm you sent our DMs have been acting up so it says we saw it but we actually can’t load or see it.”
Cardi then accused the gossip site of trying to “bait” her into posting the phone conversation so that she can get wrapped into legal issues.
“I’m not deflecting I’m just no dumb,” she wrote in response to a fan. “The twitter account is asking to post it not the actual person I had the conversation with .The person I had the convo wit have to give authority that’s why they trying to bait me to post it so they can put me in some legal bulls—”
She added: “I gave multiple receipts today and yet y’all have posted none,now y’all LYING to the public again making it seem like the convo was about other people when the convo was about this SAME S— YALL DOING NOW! SEND THEM PAPERS AND MAKE SURE THEY FROM THE PERSON I HAD THE CONVO WITH!”
However, around 3:30 a.m. on Monday (July 11), Cardi wanted to come to a truce with the site while a majority of their tweets have since been deleted.
“You know what, let’s handle this like adults. Angie let’s get on the phone @TheShadeRoom,” the rapper tweeted referring to The Shade Room’s founder Angelica (Angie) Nwandu.
The site later tweeted: Just spoke to @iamcardib and we were able to come to a resolution. We’re putting the issue to rest and moving on. Cardi, we wish you the best and continued success. Glad we found a way to move forward peacefully. What happened earlier was bad, but how it ended is good.”
Take a look at what fans had to say about the situation: