Halle Berry stirs up the Queen Of Hip Hop debate after crowning Cardi B at Bruised premiere… but fans like Winnie Harlow have something to say about Nicki Minaj
Halle Berry stirred up the debate over who is the Queen Of Hip Hip.
The Oscar-winning actress inadvertently set off the heated debate over who truly holds the title when she crowned Cardi B during a promotional event for her new film Bruised, which she collaborated with the Bodak Yellow rapper on the soundtrack, according to TMZ.
Acting like an unofficial spokesperson, model Winnie Harlow was quick to throw Nicki Minja’s name into the mix during the live broadcast of MTV’s 2021 Europe Music Awards the following day.
This all started on Saturday when Berry hosted a premiere event for Bruised, which she directed and starred in that features a soundtrack full of female rappers.
Having Cardi by her side for the collaboration on the soundtrack, Berry made a point of thanking the Bronx, New York rapper, who first made her splash in music in 2015.
‘I want to say thank you to Cardi B; she was my partner in crime,’ Berry said while speaking on stage.
It’s at this point that she called her ‘the Queen of Hop Hop.’
She continued, ‘I reached out to Cardi and we paired and we created, I think, a soundtrack and an album that is not only historic, but I think is a beautiful backdrop to these stories.’
Her lady: The Oscar-winning actress crowned Cardi the Queen while thanking her for working with her on the all-female soundtrack for the sports drama film
Minaj fan: Model Winnie Harlow made the case for Minaj as Queen when she presenting her with the Best Hip Hop award at the MTV 2021 Europe Music Awards on Sunday
Fans of Nicki Minaj, also known as Barbz, took issue with the statement, which included Winnie Harlow, who appeared to lead the cause and weigh in on the conversation at the MTV 2021 Europe Music Awards on Sunday night.
While presenting the Best Hip Hop award to Minaj, the top model called the rapper ‘the one and only Queen Of Hip Hop.’
As for Cardi herself: she has been trying to remain neutral on the topic and let fans do all the talking.
‘I know how some of you girls like to tussle over this typa childish s***… but ntm on Halle Berry, Cardi wrote in a tweet, seemingly referencing the Queen Of Hip Hop chatter.
‘Anyway her movie #BRUISED dropping THAT SHE DIRECTED HERSELF on Netflix on November 24th. The FIRST female rap movie soundtrack!! we produced together out this FRIDAY!’
‘Childish’: Cardi B scoffed at the idea of getting into a debate over who’s the Queen Of Hip Hop
Cardi and Nicki have had plenty of bad blood between each other over the past few years, which included an altercation between the two ladies during New York Fashion Week in 2018.
In Bruised, Berry plays an aging mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Jackie Justice, who accepts an offer to fight the top female MMA fighter in an unsanctioned bout, years after walking away from her promising career. This all goes down as deals with the unexpected return of her 6-year-old son, whom she gave up for adoption as an infant.
Bruised, which also stars Shamier Anderson, Adan Canto, Sheila Atim, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Valentina Shevchenko and Lela Loren, is slated to be released in the US on November 25.
Coming soon: Bruised, which was directed and stars Halle Berry, is slated to premiere on November 24; she is pictured at premiere event on Saturday in Hollywood