If the shoe fits… or does it??
On Monday, amid her
Earlier that day, the two rappers went on social media to argue about deals and collaborations they may or may not have turned down.
The Young Money MC wrote:
Same thing with Steve Madden. Irv Gotti asked me to do that deal several times. I passed. You never hear me talking bout things like this. 🤣 she rlly thought she was doing smthn talking about turning down deals. BWAAAAAHAHAAAHAHAHAAAAA #DipVIDEO out now.
BABY GIRL WRITE A RAP!
— QUEEN (@NICKIMINAJ) October 30, 2018
However, on Tuesday, the official Twitter account for the footwear company went on social media to savagely DENY they offered a deal to the Bed musician.
— STEVE MADDEN (@SteveMadden) October 30, 2018
Before you pick a side in this extremely random feud, read the (below) tweet from reporter Nina Parker. According to the journalist, Nicki is in the right because Gotti reportedly approached her with a collab… NOT Steve Madden.
She said Irv Gotti reached out to her, for a Steve Madden collaboration. Not the company itself. That happens often, someone will broker a potential partnership before contacting the company to gauge interest. If you turn it down, they never bring it to the company.
— Nina Parker (@MzGossipGirl) October 30, 2018
To add context to the story, back in December, Cardi announced a partnership with the shoe brand for her “Curated by Cardi” collection. At the time, she told Teen Vogue that she shared a “mutual friend” with the designer:
“All of this came about because I keep bringing up to my manager, I want to work with brands that are affordable. And are chic but good quality… I don’t want to work with a brand that is like, ‘Yeah they make shoes,’ or ‘Yeah, they make clothes,’ but it’s like… cheap, not good to wear. I’ve always been a fan of Steven Madden. We have a mutual friend, and bam! We connected.”’
Needless to say, the Internet loved every second of the drama! See the best reactions (below):
Y’all wear fashion nova shoes and Lola’s shoetique But too good for Steve Madden?! pic.twitter.com/oYHFjJMTFc
— Regine Hunter (@KeepItKuteKiKi) October 30, 2018
STEVE MADDEN SAID STOP LYING ON THEM! pic.twitter.com/PabhgTIWEV
— TJ (@taliacadet) October 30, 2018
They really saying “Steve Madden is sold in Burlington and Ross” … y’all girl was selling clothes in KMart so what point are you trying to make? pic.twitter.com/gmA2pq0zww
— 🦋 Geeg. (@nxfertiti_) October 30, 2018
After everything started to calm down on my TL here comes Steve Madden shaking things up pic.twitter.com/ozuafzIGxA
— miss fancy fingernail shimmyshimmy lipgloss barbie (@EmeeJadee) October 30, 2018
Mfs talkin shit about Steve Madden like they shoes don’t be on point! Y’all sleep and fake rich on here man
— Q U E E N T (@flawlessqueent_) October 30, 2018
Steve Madden entered the Cardi and Nicki beef like pic.twitter.com/HdYQBsoCRd
— ImHonestTho (@ImHonestTho) October 30, 2018
If you wearing heels from Citi Trends in your profile pic , you can’t be selective & say “ who still wear Steve Madden “ . It don’t work like that sista . 🤣 pic.twitter.com/whWApDNOPh
— William (@zcalvin803) October 30, 2018
“Who wears Steve Madden anyway?”
*pulls up annual reports*
— Chakra Khan (@ChristineFox) October 30, 2018
The Barbs are gonna have a field day with Steve Madden once they get out of school today.
— LeTroy (@mrLdavis) October 30, 2018
[Image via Derrick Salters/WENN.]