R&B singer/songwriter Keyshia Cole found herself in the middle of an online stan war involving followers of Nicki Minaj and Cardi B. Earlier this week, Cardi B hosted #TheCardiParty, an online gathering featuring the Bronx native sharing some of her favorite songs by other female artists. She picked “Down and Dirty” by Keyshia Cole.
“Always loved/love my Cardi,” Cole tweeted after finding out #TheCardiParty included her The Way It Is album track. Cole returning the love to Cardi didn’t sit well with some of the Barbz.
One Twitter user suggested Keyshia Cole and Cardi B should record a song together. In response to the collaboration request, Cole tweeted, “Oh, that’s why he mad. Cause I said I [love] Cardi? S### lame.”
Then an account using the handle @BowMinaj, presumably signifying a Minaj fan is behind the page, replied to Keyshia Cole by tweeting, “A legend like you should have higher standards but I guess.”
The Oakland-born songstress clapped back, “Keep me out y’all fan rivalry. Cardi said [she] loves my music. She can say that. I love Bardi, I can say that. And I still remain. Legend.”
Cardi B and Keyshia Cole have yet to work together on music. Both platinum-selling acts have released Hip Hop/R&B collabs. Cardi appeared on songs by vocalists such as Lizzo, Normani and Summer Walker.
“Let It Go” is one of Keyshia Cole’s biggest hits. She partnered with rap legends Lil Kim and Missy Elliott for that track. Cole also collaborated with Nicki Minaj for “I Ain’t Thru” and Remy Ma for “You.”