Many people were surprised that femcee Nicki Minaj hauled in a bigger bag than her counterpart – some say arch-nemesis – Cardi B despite the fact that Cardi seemingly had a much more successful year with singles, albums, awards and concert appearances.
In fact, Minaj, 36, recently announced that she is taking a moratorium from the music game in order to start a family with her soon-to-be husband, Kenneth Petty. So how could she have stacked more paper than Cardi, 26, who is like the energizer bunny as she performs at one festival and concert after another nonstop?
Minaj fans could not wait to gloat to Cardi disciples on social media when Forbes magazine ranked Nicki Minaj as the top-ranked female rap earner for the 2019 fiscal year. Minaj’s take for the year was $29 million, good for 12th place overall, while Cardi landed right behind her rival with a $28 million take and good for 13th place.
Kanye West, by the way, was the top wage earner from June 2018 to June 2019, according to Forbes, with a $150 million take which surprisingly put him ahead of Jay-Z for the first time as Hov earned around $81 mill.
It got super petty on Black Twitter as the fans of both took shots at the other with the latest Forbes list of top rap wage earners.
Basically, well financially 🤷🏾♀️ pic.twitter.com/KnM6LOzigz
— Stingy Witit (@SweetSAVAGE) September 19, 2019
Bardi and her whole gang are shaking because they know her time is over lol. Awuh. Let’s talk again next year when Nicki is on the Forbes list and Cardi isn’t 🙂
— beef birria fan acct (@superbadbtch) September 19, 2019
Cardi talking about Forbes numbers are off… girlllll so that mean Nicki numbers are off too? becauseeeee likeeeee I don’t even know why these girls even bother at this point LIKEEEEEEE I WINNNNN YOU LOSE HAHAHAHAHA *Nicki Voice 😂😂😂😂
— ® Heyyyy Mrs.Broussard (@lauri_bee) September 19, 2019
I think that’s Cardi biggest gripe with that Forbes list, Nicki still outdid her even while she was down!
— 🅱️ (@GoodBrotherB) September 19, 2019
yall say nicki is bitter, but as soon as something involves nicki, like the forbes list, Cardi come outta nowhere to say something. lmao
— yung naomi cambpell (@thirdwardqueen) September 19, 2019
— K (@bluetiltz) September 19, 2019
Nicki making more money than Cardi rn? Somebody lying at Forbes lmao. That Money record started poppin late January. She had that record with 21 and Khaled, that city girls record, plus her festival money? Her endorsements from the super bowl and more? What Nicki got.. Megatron?
— 21 Migz△⃒⃘ (@TheSwagChamp) September 19, 2019
Meek, Cardi and them all sick knowin Nicki made more in a year bein lowkey and bein blacklisted than they did gettin spotlight 🥴🥴😂 Forbes ain’t ever been inaccurate, now all of a sudden the numbers wrong.
— OhHeyHoney❤️ (@HoneyGuwop) September 19, 2019
That’s with Nicki doing half the endorsements, half the Collabs and a quarter of the concerts cardi did. I think we really know who the queens is here. pic.twitter.com/1GqIEDS08R
— DJ Lewinski (@DJLewinski) September 20, 2019
Cardi has a 360 deal. Atlantic gets the majority of that money. Nicki gets to keep her endorsements and tour money. Forbes list runs from June to June. 🌚 Nicki “Flop Year” Outsold
— DORJ (@derrickrogersjr) September 19, 2019