Nicki Minaj, Kelly Rowland, Cardi B

Kelly Rowland, center, weighed in on the public feud between female rappers Nicki Minaj, left, and Cardi B, right. The 37-year-old pop singer begged the two rappers to stop feuding and focus on women's fight for equality in the aftermath of Serena Williams's loss at the 2018 U.S. Open women's championship.

Nicki and Cardi made the headlines for the wrong reasons this past weekend when Cardi threw a shoe at Nicki's head at a Harper's Bazaar ICONs party during NY Fashion Week.

In an interview with E! News, Kelly, who is pictured seated 2nd from right, said sexism robbed Serena of a 24th Grand Slam title at the 2018 U.S. Open when the chair umpire deducted 1 point and a full game from Serena for her on-court conduct violations.

Serena was penalized severely after she broke her racket and called chair umpire Carlos Ramos a "liar" and a "thief".

Kelly said what happened to Serena was as an example of why women need to battle misogyny rather than fight each other.

"I think in a time where Serena Williams is fighting for equality -- I love both Nicki Minaj and Cardi B and I think that they are extremely talented -- and in a time when she is fighting for women's equality, we just can't be fighting. There's no time for us as women to fight and they are just so talented and I just genuinely love them both so much, but it's just not the time. We have way bigger issues as women, you know what I mean?"

Kelly joked that she's neutral like "Switzerland" in the hip-hop feud between 25-year-old Cardi and 36-year-old Nicki, who may believe the young culture vulture is encroaching on her hip-hop territory.

The Destiny's Child singer accused the official of double standards for punishing Serena while going easy on male players for more outrageous behavior.

But not everyone agreed. Tennis legend Martina Navratilova, who won 18 Grand Slam titles in her illustrious career, defended the chair umpire in an opinion editorial she wrote for the New York Times on Monday.

"We cannot measure ourselves by what we think we should also be able to get away with. In fact, this is the sort of behavior that no one should be engaging in on the court," wrote Martina. She is pictured at right with tennis legend Chris Evert, who was one of the ESPN announcers on Saturday.

Martina added that Serena was partly right for detecting a double standard, but she was wrong to apply a standard of, "If men can get away with it, women should be able to, too."

"I think the question we have to ask ourselves is this: What is the right way to behave to honor our sport and to respect our opponents?" Martina wrote.

She noted that, female tennis players must conduct themselves respectfully on the court, and not lower themselves to behaving like men.

"It's difficult to know, and debatable, whether Ms. Williams could have gotten away with calling the umpire a thief if she were a male player," Martina wrote.

"But to focus on that, I think, is missing the point. If, in fact, the guys are treated with a different measuring stick for the same transgressions, this needs to be thoroughly examined and must be fixed."

Photos by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images, Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

  • Trace da Ace

    Kelly is right....2 grown ass women should not be publicly fighting like cats...yes I can understand how Cardi felt...especially when it comes to dem babies....but there is a way to handle that.....Nikki needs to chill out and stop thinking that every female rapper in the game should bow down to her....there is no "throne"....women in rap should coexist, not try to take each other down. BOTH of these women were wrong in their actions......especially with Rah Ali acting like a bodyguard in a situation that had nothing to do with her. This should have been handled differently.....with 2 grown women talking about it...not fighting. The men in rap don't handle it like that (most of them).....ex. Drake and Meek.....

  • Phillybruh

    Those two birds won't stop fighting.

  • Li-Wright

    But the men feud don't they? Drake vs. (fill in the blank). L'il Wayne vs. (fill in the blank). Eminem vs. (fill in the blank). The only folks I don't see feuding are actors. I think comedians feud and squabble but not in public. That's the diff. You can have differences but don't show your arse in public!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    said sexism robbed Serena of a 24th Grand Slam title at the 2018 U.S
    ______
    so the young lady playing a damn good game meant nothing .... we harp on an excuse .... chile is folks in the got dayum twilight zone or have ADHD and fail to focus ....sigh ... I got nothing else on this ... all that girl wanted to do was win and she did ... but now some got dayum movement based out of ignorant actions .... has pretty much made this so not about this young woman's accomplishment ... smh it only made diversions .... https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3b129c4a30dc33abe9a109ff1f57142dd02ffdc2df90d86778db909d7f4f4d41.gif

  • KLove

    I was just lost because Serena and everyone else kept screaming sexism and racism despite the following facts:

    The match was between two women
    The match was between two women of color
    A woman still won
    A woman of color still won

    That said, there may be some inequality with how the men and women are treated, however, Martina is right. NOBODY should be acting like that on court, regardless of sex.

  • Trace da Ace

    yeah the men, they do feud....but you hardly ever see them come to blows.....Drake and "whoever" they express their beef through the music.....as I'm sure that they can find each other and catch a fade....they don't. I just wish the women would not be so ready to claw each other over words....channel that anger into music and not into catching charges....

  • Phillybruh

    But the ref was a man, who would have allowed a male player to talk to him any old kind of way and wouldn't have did what he did.

  • PhillyFacts

    I don't remember Drake or Meek almost coming to blows, or getting violent. However, I do remember G-Unit, & Murder Ink feud getting violent and crazy.

  • KLove

    True...and they have published examples of this same ref getting cussed out by male players. If she wants to scream that the ref was being unfair with regard to that part, then fine...but dont say he was being racist, when the match was between two nonwhite players

    Also, this could be a cultural thing...the ref is Spanish/Hispanic (at least his name is)...Men from that culture generally dont like/accept being talked down to by a woman

  • Trace da Ace

    that is what I am saying....when I said (most of them) do not come to blows.....now that Murder Ink and G-Unit shit....that was just 2 men with over-sized egos...trying to bitch each other....which after a while...nobody gave a shit about neither of them anyways...

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    icki is gaslighting people and always will .... poking people to get a rise ... I am not sure why folks haven't caught on to that and Cardi fell for it .... Icky is doing what I call false triggering ... (Triggering from a souless person) gaslights the person because they can't connect any other way .... she will continue to insult Cardi (Narc injury) believe it or not she feels threatened by her ... classic narc injury .... get ready for more smear campaings from Icki's camp ... it want stop .... Icki is mentally ill if you wanna call it that .... I call it doo doo breed .... she will keep attacking people because of a brusied ego and obvious childhood wounds that have never healed and won't .... Folks like Icki don't stop and they don't play nice ... has she ever ???? People like her try to win at all cost no matter who feelings get hurt in the process .... soulless

  • Kimocha

    Nicki said Cardi gonna end up dead if she keeps tryna fight everybody... She also said she ain't no Stripper Bitch and she ain't no Reality Show Bitch!... She said her money is long.....
    I must say that I really can't stand Nicki... but she is telling the truth about this one... Cardi better learn how to control her emotions and get a grip... She can't fight every damn body! Lol

  • PhillyFacts

    What did Rah do cause I only seen 1 video, I missed it?

  • Phillybruh

    I don't even think he would have done that too a white female player either. They tests Serena and when she leaves the sport they will miss what she brings too it.

  • Trace da Ace

    well I saw a few reports saying that Rah and Cardi made contact...and how Rah is saying she is apart of Nikki security team and shit......basically jumping up to Nikki defense like a guard dog and shit....what she always does...

  • KLove

    I thought it was totally classless how the crowd was booing that poor girl for beating Serena. Clearly everyone wanted to see Serena win, even the USTA. Let me paraphrase the lady presenting the trophy: "We didnt get the outcome we were hoping for, but Serena, you are still a champion of all champions!"

    What in the entire hell?? LOL

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Her (Nicki) realest comment to me, and I'm paraphrasing, is: "Sometimes a man hurts a woman so bad, she doesn't know who to be angry with. She lashes out at everyone". Cardi B is really mad at Offset. I truly believe that, but instead of taking her anger out on him she has been traveling the globe showing her azz (fighting strippers and attacking people at public events).

  • Bashi22

    Serena procreate with a white man so racism on her part

  • Phillybruh

    But then who is Nicki mad at, because she been in her feelings for a couple years now.

  • Phillybruh

    Well Meek went to jail at the height of there beef.

  • Trace da Ace

    she mad cause she now has competition....and she wants to be the "one"....smdh...

  • iWasteTime

    Cardi said in a interview kids were NOT off limits.
    Neither is hers.
    Anyone know what Nicki said, when and where she said it?
    She looked stupid throwing a shoe. There were 100 a ways she could have got at her, if she really wanted too and was bout it.
    Could have asked to speak to her, like we've seen at other events and knocked her head off. Followed her to the bathroom etc etc.
    In that moment she was a bird.
    If Cardi went on that tour, we wouldn't have 2 weekends of her fighting women, to what end?

  • iWasteTime

    It's a fight for Naomi as well. She is being told and showed that she can not express herself as her male counterparts in her sport. She also talked to her coach during that match, as did Serena's opponent in the semi finals on Thursday. So what are the rules?
    Serena's coach was accused of making hand signals, but directly talking is ok?
    In the match when the point was taken away, Naomi was visibly upset and I believe in that moment she knew what it was too. The point in the match when this happened, it was CLEAR Serena was on the comeback. Serve was at 118 and

  • KcoolMuziq

    Both Nicki Minaj & Cardi B are what Iyanla Vanzant would call "GutterSnipes". They will ALWAYS be what they are.

  • PhillyFacts

    Never liked Rah she's messy, how you security and you got snatched up on Black Ink by the receptionist... Drama Nikki is so premeditated Cardi better wake up.... smh

  • Trace da Ace

    1000% agree!

  • PhillyFacts

    What are you implying they would've been laying paws on each other... Meek is a changed man lol

  • iWasteTime

    Word. Cause getting at them sisters was stupid too.
    Fight your husband!
    That girl was fine though

  • Coy little wink

    But didn't puffy slap Drake? I maybe wrong but puff slapped somebody ?

  • Phillybruh

    I think Nicki and Cardi is tougher than either one of them. But Meek ain't cut out for Jail so I'm glad he changed...lol

  • TMW

    Nikki also said something about the stripper thing and told Cardi to deal with the man, not the women, and she was right about that too. I’m not “team anyone” in this, but Cardi is mad at Offset, and she’s probably dealing with post partum to some degree (Nikki said that too). She needs to get help to understand her feelings. Nikki said she was embarrassed, and told Cardi she needs a thicker skin - also true.

  • iWasteTime

    New post ... Wood

  • What???

    Naomi is a part of a culture where being feminine is an ART in gaining favor. She should be commended for displaying how to walk softly yet carry a big stick. This black American female way of trying to imitate men will only lead to more black single motherhood and men not wanting to commit to women who want to act like men. 73% of black American women with kids are NOT married and CLIMBING. This girl needs to be kept away from the uncultured, unfeminine, animalistic black American woman.

  • Coy little wink

    I'm over all 3 of these ladies...

    Icki need to shut up and diet with her big passive aggressive bullying azz

    Cardi need some Xanax and valium and a hiatus from social media

    Kelly need some new music https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/10b767a51674b551c9a67f20e0862bf4a9cec2c37fd33131ff51fe1652d5a8f6.gif

  • Trace da Ace

    say wwhhhhhuuuttt???? please say that is not true...I cannot...lol

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Damn that escalated quickly LMAO! Just damn!

  • Phillybruh

    Oh god yall really wear me out with all the useless stats.. Go out in these streets and start saving these girls then instead of being an online warrior!

  • imright

    Nicki has been doin this for over 10 years !! ??the nerve of ppl to even compare her to Cardi’s illiterate ghetto ass !!! Cardi is “hot now” lets see where she is in 10 years...her music is ok but she doesnt write it !! NICKI DOES !!! ?? its like when Fetty was hot noone compared him to Hov cus he was more poppin at the time!! ? tf is wrong wit ppl !! put some repsect on Onika name !! ?

  • millz

    bye onika....

  • Jethro

    Serena is inspiration supreme. ?

  • What???

    Shame is the most powerful sentiment of revolution. All that Dr. MLK Boulevard community center mentor bullshyt doesn't work, its all about shaming bw through the media as they're a PROTECTED CLASS. Bm have been shamed by an Oprah black men ain't shit generation for 30 years fuck that. They have no reason to change until Serena's international Yaki copycat hair wearing no good lying women's rights azz is found to be morally BANKRUPT. Don't give me that save the girls bs, they watch reality TV and have 20 partners before they turn 18.

  • Meme

    cardi b calls dark skinned women cockroaches yet black women are supporting her im glad this funny looking frieda carlo ?specimen got a good wack on her head with that boomerang shoe

  • mona q

    Hmmm...just like Onika put respect on Lil Kim's name? Please. I'm not a fan of either but I am an objective person with no bias. Nicki is 10 whole years older than Cardi so she should be setting an example and not being as petty as she is known to be...yep, she has been in the game for 10 years and she has also been just as petty, childish and spiteful for all of them. Queen Latifah and MC Lyte were not behaving in this manner back in the day...even Lil Kim and Foxy's "beef" didn't get to this level of deplorable behavior. If Nicki is going to be looked at as some icon, then she needs to act like one and being arrogant and threatening behind the scenes to stop working with people if they work with her rivals is childish and petty at best. Does not sound like iconic behavior. If you are such an icon, then just let your behavior show that. Too many people have said that she goes behind the scenes trying to threaten not to show up to events if this person will be there or if that person will get an award...it's childish...not to mention, again, it took her 10 whole years to even acknowledge that her influence was Lil Kim and she just did that THIS year...even though it only takes a Google search to see the similarities in EVERY look she has had to things Lil Kim has done over 20 years ago!~

  • morenYAHdelsur

    OMGosh LOL like it went left so QUICK!

  • Ms Thang

    Cardi B need some serious grooming before she kill her career. I honestly tried my best to rock with her but she’s making it hard with the madness.

  • mona q

    OH MY...I love this...I agree..lol
    STRAIGHT UP OUT THE HOOD...

  • tia

    In the past, Nicki has said black women need perms and are nappy headed. One is no better than the other..

  • Phillybruh

    Go tell it on mountain.

  • Simone

    Violence is never ok unless you are physically defending yourself, so while I am a fan of Cardi’s music, I don’t agree with the shoe-throwing. That aside, does everyone have amnesia? Nicki Minaj is a bully in the music industry. During a Wendy Williams interview, Remy Ma said Nicki Minaj has tried to sabotage her money/career by telling industry folks if you work with her (Remy) you cannot work with me. If you invite her (Remy) on the red carpet, I (Minaj) will not attend. If you don’t give me (Minaj) the music award over her (Remy), I will not attend. K. Michelle said Nicki stole a Meek Mill-featured track from her because she was paranoid that Meek Mill was sleeping with her. How about how she did Mariah Carey? Lil Kim? Now, she is using those same tactics against Cardi B., who she is threatened by. Cardi B.’s debut album debuted at #1 and out-sold Nicki’s Queen album which debuted at #2. She is so envious that Cardi B. is the dominant relevant female rapper right now. And Nicki is pro-women? Since when? She paid for her Brother’s legal defense after DNA evidence showed he sexually assaulted his 11-year old Stepdaughter.

  • mona q

    If you don't get out of here perpetuating this nonsense. Not that I even want to validate this statistic with a response nor did you ask me to, just because someone is unmarried, does not mean they are a bad mother...uncultured, unfeminine or animalistic...you are a troll...

  • tia

    Cardi ghetto? Isn't Nicki just as ratchet? She will speak of class one minute, then tell somebody in the next breath to suck her dick?? C'mon now...both equally gutter...

  • Meme

    A case in point....i take it youre black? Never said a word bout Nicki quite indifferent to her so you condone cardi b calling dark women disparaging names? anyway good for that wack on her head may wack sense into her I'm sure her blood line carries a " black cockroach" somewhere there which makes her also a cockroach

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    She's right! I might not like the way Nicki or Cardi have handled certain situations, but fighting like that in public, takes the attention off of more important battles.

  • mona q

    Thank you..Nicki was a bitter broad even when she was with Safari...she has always had this stink, ghetto mentality...it's annoying...I'm no Cardi fan and I'm no Nicki fan either but Nicki calling Cardi out is like the pot calling the kettle black...PERIOD. Nicki hasn't shown any growth or refinement since she came out...she is THE SAME person....she will never try to create a lane or unity of female rap artists either...you don't have to agree with or like another person's art...you can still support it simply from another woman to woman...people like Cardi...people like Nicki..ok...what is the big deal...just stop being so catty and negative...damn..it isn't even that hard to do. BE A GOOD PERSON. WANT ANOTHER WOMAN TO WIN...

  • Meme

    When was the last time you saw Nicki fighting? I think with card I it's been 2 in 2 weeks

  • Yup, I said it

    Ladies please put is on wax. Feud it out thru bars and let the people decide the winner.

  • Applebum

    Who cares. Let them fight and get it over with. It’s about time these fake celebs shows some public emotions. They’re trained to keep it hush and fake in public while behind the scenes they’re cutting each other’s throats, betraying each other to get higher.

  • hi-liter

    Right. She stay calling black women nappy headed hoes. I'm convinced if her fake ass had light skin, she would say just as mean shit as Cardi has said.

  • hi-liter

    Nikki plays the same game with her comments about black women who don't wear tons on weave like she does. I don't care about either one, but I wont be falling for this game Nikki trying to play.

  • dru and neil

    Just saw a clip of Cardi B from her reality TV days, she’s at a reunion show being violent, crass, loud, belligerent, incoherent, cartoon like, just going off like a wild banshee. She has BEEN like this. It’s just sad that society has her on a pedestal and welcomed into these elite circles overnight, with very little time in the industry, no dues paid, no phenomenal talent to display, just white skin...that’s all it took. With all the conversations we have about race and color, and European beauty standards being preferred and allowances being made for lighter skinned women, that wouldn’t be made for black women, nothing ever changes. Why is Kelly Roland even defending them? Why does she care?

  • tia

    I'm in absolute agreement. Nicki has no filter and always disrespecting folks as well. Her and Cardi running a close race.

  • Meme

    "Perm your nappy hair" you put that on par with someone being called the lowest form of insect? wow come on hi lither i know you better than that...you know how many women are fvkn proud of nappy hair they LOVE LOVE LOVE IT ?, other women have a preference of straight hair If someone insults you that you have nappy hair come on that's not an insult

  • mona q

    That's so crazy too...she has her fan base and Cardi has her fan base...just like Remy has her fan base...there is room for everyone...whoever people like, they like...her ego is out of control. Cardi B doesn't come with ego...she is who she is..no ego...It's unnecessary to compare the two but Nicki has to just let her "art" speak for itself and stop with all the digs and slick talk...save it for the records...

  • dru and neil

    The career shouldn’t have materialized to begin with. The girl is a zero talent having baboon’s ass. But the embarrassing part is she’s what society wants.

  • tia

    And you've still dismissed the fact about Nicki going in about black women being nappy headed and needing perms. The question you posed to me, you answer it. That's all you have? It's just as disrespectful. Your argument is null and void. Good day..

  • Coco Mcluvin

    I agree...you can't be a rapper or a comedian and then want to throw hands when somebody says something you don't like. That's what the profession is all about...words! Any artist has to be open to that.

  • Meme

    Please my dear tia look at the reply i gave hi-liter

  • mona q

    They have said that the ref has been approached MORE aggressively by other players and did not impose any penalties...I also think that some Hispanic men do not care for or respect black women in general...I don't see how she was "talking down" to him though...

  • tia

    Thank you! When it fits her narrative, Nicki only uses "black women" or "women empowerment" when it's convenient to her. But out here behind the scenes fucking over black women and making it hard for them. Fraud ass...

  • Coco Mcluvin

    I don't get why Nicki gets a hard time for supporting her brother BEFORE his conviction. If someone accused one of my siblings of that, I wouldn't/couldn't believe it either. I can't imagine that she had any inclination that he was doing what he was accused of. People like that don't tell other people they're rapists or pedophiles or whatever. Using that to taunt her is stupid AF. Is this the attitude people have towards ALL relatives of people accused/convicted of these crimes, or is it just Nicki?

  • What???

    You don't have to stab your kids in the leg to be a bad mother, being a bad mother is a bit deeper than that. Let me help you with drawing a conclusion from what I wrote. Read this very s l o w l y... Being an uncultured, unfeminine, animalistic woman keeps men away and more likely not wanting to marry. When you have a baby unmarried without a husband first, aside from rape, you DON'T LOVE YOUR CHILD like you should. Remember you make the Final decision about who you let in between your legs. You're arrogant, selfish and are raising one-sided feminine boys and girls. YOU'RE A BAD MOTHER if this is you. #MAGABEEYOTCH #NOWGOMAKEMEASANDWICH

  • softness1

    All of these internet / industry bullies gotta stop. One day there's going to be someone who don't give a fuck where they are and who they're with and want to fight.. They have both taken digs at each other. Cardi's called women roaches, Nicki's called us nappy headed and in need of perms. They are both a wreck.

  • Meme

    We don't use that colonialism of nappy hair in the uk, I tell my daughter she is blessed with beautiful bountiful big hair which she can wear poofy, curly or bone straight down her back and to her rump "nappy hair "is a blessing style it anyway you want so in effect Nikki so called'insult' is not an insult at all!!!!

  • Trace da Ace

    giiirrrlll!!!!! Thats what I'm saying!!!! I hate that these female rappers (some of them) feel like there can only be one female rapper!!! The men don't do that shit...hell you see them partying with each other (diddy, nas, jay z) and at one point they had beef...but now they just making coins..smoking cigars...and living life....these female rappers always coming for each other...when they can just come together to make a united front for women all over the world!!!

  • dru and neil

    Nicki Minaj is hood, but Cardi is like a subculture of the ghetto. She is acutely ghetto..There’s some environments that really are like lord of the damn flies. You wonder how people are even living like this. That girl is from the bowels of the ghetto. May have been better off raised by wolves. I’d liken her to an Appalachian mountain hillbilly.

  • Coco Mcluvin

    I am pretty sure Kim and Fox's beef resulted in a shooting outside of a radio station, for which Kim lied about and went to jail. And it didn't take her ten whole year to acknowledge anything about Kim. She had to remind people of the fact that she had been doing it from the beginning.

  • Reina1718

    U mean begged cardi

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    "female tennis players must conduct themselves respectfully on the court" Until she can argue her point as a black woman - she can move along. I'm tired of everyone telling black woman how to act, according to who' standards??? Theirs... . Serena felt disrespected and she called it out as anyone would. Miss me w the bs.

  • Meme

    I never dismissed it i said it is not an insult so what now? Your argument is null and void you Say nothing of What card i calls black woman, and are even funny enough to say it's just as disrespectful wah?

    As you were ...you can get back to what you where doing and Don t mind me

  • Reina1718

    Where was remy proof on that tho? What show? What rapper? Who did she tell not to work them? Or is it remys assumptions? Remy came home throwing shots at Nicki but at the same time saying she love her...every song since she been home she been saying SHE the queen or she dont care who call themselves he queen cuz she one now. On BET cypher 2016 remy said she is the queen of NY & the mother fkn monster...she went at her 1st a few times

  • Tlowe89

    I don’t understand how this umpire was being sexist like kelly was saying. Was be being harsh or just a butthole... sure, but there were two females on that court, so how was he being sexist.

  • Reina1718

    & there is no evidence he still not charged...its all hear say

  • Coco Mcluvin

    I agree...it's ignorance. Nappy for super curly hair is the equivalent to tangled for straight hair, IMO...

  • Coco Mcluvin

    I was wondering the same, was it unfair or sexist? Or are they just "picking on" Serena because she is Serena. Serena would know best so I assume Kelly is just backing how Serena called it.

  • Reina1718

    No way cardi way more ratchet, she cant even speak rite, she needs a clean up...some hood ppl know how to turn it off & on & hers is just on all the time...she thinks its funny cuz ppl laugh or call her “real” but that gets tired real fast

  • Reina1718

    She still aint run up on kim wanting to fight at an upscale event...time & place for everything...u think lil kim would fight so far in her career?? If foxy step to her u think she gonna go at her?? Time & place for everything...i love sum lil kim but nicki surpassed her..kim had plenty of time to climb to the top but no one was buying her music.,la bella mafia wasnt all that...nicki actually has hits, rap & pop

  • Kimocha

    YESSS! EVERY Damn word you said!!! YESSS! And THANK YOU!!!

  • Reina1718

    At the ppl trying to discredit her accomplishments

  • Reina1718

    How about the bottle drake threw at chris brown face?

  • Reina1718

    Drake & chris brown

  • the guest

    Serena Williams was absolutely right to stand up for her good name, character, and legacy. The umpire intentionally circumvented the 24th Slam Record for Serena. He thinks she’s too old to come back. Watch her secure the 24th and 25th then retire on top and on her terms!

  • Greatgrape37

    Ppl are plain dumb and so blinded by their jealousy of her success to understand this. It's very sad actually...

  • seun

    Kelly needs to shut the fuck up! She is so annoying. Has she addressed Solange attacking Jayz and Beyonce looking like nothing happened? That happened at the fukking Met Gala! That was in public.

  • seun

    What money is long? ???They are both recording industry slaves. Signed to labels that own their masters. Your money isn't long in that industry if you don't own your shid.

  • Applebootay

    You have a point.

  • Applebootay

    BECAUSE....he doesn't reprimand MEN the same in OTHER matches like he did this one.

  • Kimocha

    Boom!...But they THOUGHT it was gonna be private because they was in a elevator....Lmao!

  • imright

    they understand but its in to hate nicki RN??

  • millz
  • Applebootay

    TENNIS has to decide that this "Country Club Etiquette Sport" is no longer that, because it is functioning in a Sporting Environment...where competition is ferocious .then her behavior would be more acceptable...

  • Eileen

    martinia needs to shut up!!!

  • Marlika

    Who gives a flying phawk about Cardi or Nick’s ignorant ass. They both are trash. Their fan base is made up messy young minded ignorant ass mofos. They can kill each other for all I care. I don’t support either.

  • Eileen

    He would not have been so harsh on a man as he was to Serena..if that were the case mc-n-row- would have been ousted from the world of tennis

  • Applebootay

    I really need this new Hooker white boot trend to go away...IMO, it just make everything looks tacky....WHYYYYYYYYYYY

  • Applebootay

    MARTINA ALSO SAID: Serena Williams has part of it right. There is a huge double standard
    for women when it comes to how bad behavior is punished -? and not just
    in tennis," Navratilova said.

    REGARDLESS if she she conduct herself that way or not....MARTINA also acknowledge that there is a double standard...yall gotta take everything Sandra feed yall with a grain of salt.

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    Yessssss

  • KcoolMuziq

    That remark is uncalled for Kelly has the right to her opinion.

  • Tlowe89

    Ok so they’ve pulled game taping of matches between men doing this and show he’s ignored it? Also have they pulled other matches with other women and showed that he enforced these rules more heavily? I’m just trying to figure out if this is true sexism or if it’s a situation we’re he’s just picking on the G.O.A.T

  • Applebootay

    Not that I disagree with Kelly, I just think she should mind her damn business and STFU...talmbout......but it’s just not the time. Who TF are you to be telling someone that? There is NEVER a time for the BS...so you actually sound stupid trying to sound smart. GTFOH....Just like Solange should have waited until they were in the privacy of their own homes before she Kicked boxed his azz...but she was crickets on that...BYE FELICIA!

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    Her behavior is no different than any other male player and she has constantly been picked on at this very competition every year. Serena is a mother now, so she sees the world differently. If TENNIS keeps playing, it will end up like the NFL...

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    So let's remove them and make Kelly Rowland the new queen since she knows how to act.

  • Kimocha

    Is this Nicki??

  • Applebootay

    She obviously doesn't believe her brother is guilty so there was no point in bringing that up....that's her brother and has nothing to do with this...

  • Applebootay

    RIGHT...ALL ARTIST DO THAT>...BESIDES...she can tell them not to all she wants...its up to them to decide...she didn't hold anybody at gun point...

  • KcoolMuziq

    “Solange should have waited until they were in the privacy of their own homes before she Kicked boxed his azz ”
    SoLange is Bi-polar. Peeps with that disorder can’t control their emotions or actions.

  • millz

    yup that's onika

  • grenadiadrian
  • Kimocha

    This is what Nicki said about herself... I didn't say it... Just relating the message... Lol!

  • tintin
  • Coco Mcluvin

    I'm crying, lololol....

  • FukkFolks2018

    Her original ass was long as hell

  • hi-liter

    you know how many women are fvkn proud of nappy hair they LOVE LOVE LOVE IT
    _________________________________________
    Meeeeeeeeeee! I'm Proud of my Nappy Hair.
    Look, when people get into arguments, they go for the most hurtful thing they can say. If I was insecure about my beautiful caramel skin, then that shit Nikki dug up about Cardi would bother me. But when Nikki said what she said about nappy headed hoes, I didn't like that because my daughter has been one of her biggest fans and she has natural hair. I treat Nikki like I treat them Kardashians lying about fake azz implants and shit. I don't like any of them.

  • IAmLawlessBrooks

    Mind ya business Kelly! You already on and off the charts...stay out dem ppl buisness chile

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    Not necessarily. Several artists in their 30s and 40s used to be like Cardi but matured and evolved over time. Nicki is who she is. Apparently that's not going to change.

  • Tlowe89

    So was he ever am ump for a mc roe match, because I’m not seeing were he was. I’m not being combative, I’m just a very fair person who likes proof. If someone can give me specific matches where he has given leeway towards men and not women then I’ll say you all are right it is sexism, but to go off someone being upset because an umpire decided to enforce the rules on a player, because he may have been bitter and was like I’m tired of her winning let someone else win doesn’t equate to sexism, it equates to pettiness. I don’t take Serena’s feelings away from her, because I’m 100% sure she’s experienced sexism in the league and when he did this pettiness she just amounted it to another person being sexist, because she’s experienced it so much. But perhaps like I said this wasn’t that.

  • MsPam

    Please get I out of my head. She could be the dark skinned Beyoncé if she spent more time on herself than being the spokeswoman for everyone else.

  • dontgetblocked

    So we're just going to act like Naomi Oksana didn't win? We're going to take away her acheivement and dignified performance to defend Serena's temper tantrum. Black people are something else. Kelly...go t sing the hook on someone's song so you can make some money. Now I see why Beyonce walked all over her lame azz..

  • Meme

    Ok thats fair enough as i say to me the hair thing isnt an insult she said hoes thoe? she was being silly but what say you about cardi b calling dark skin women roaches and i believe she referred to a dead black boy as a monkey i dont know the exact ins and outs but ......

  • PhillyFacts

    You're right, I forgot about this one...

  • dontgetblocked

    I agree.

  • abby500

    I agree with u. Serena saw she was losing and was frustrated and melted down.

  • Kayke

    In your feelings and physically attacking people are too different things.

  • Applebootay

    So given the entire history of Tennis, and you need to be convinced that sexism exist? Google is your friend.

  • mona q

    Oh. Ok. I see you are a troll...I won't even give you anymore of my time or energy...good day.

  • Tlowe89

    And reading is fundamental. I am not asking if sexism exist in tennis or sports, I’m asking for proof of prior incidents where Carlos Ramos exhibited signs of sexism. I’m not asking about any other ump, I’m asking about him. Forgive me for being a logical, rational, and fair person. I’m not saying everyone is wrong, but I’m not saying everyone is right either. I’m asking for evidence. If there is none then unfortunately he can’t have a label of being sexist AT THIS TIME. But he can be called petty and a hater.

  • mona q

    Who had been doing it from the beginning? Doing what from the beginning? Acknowledging Kim was her inspiration or emulating her? As for that other stuff, I had no idea about Kim and Foxy taking it that far! lol...wow..thought I was a fan...welp.

  • What???

    You don’t have to I already took it all.

  • Joy King

    That was over the lovely Rihanna, so Drake gets a pass.

  • Karen Brady

    LOLL

  • Tlowe89

    Yeah, I think people are just riding with her on the sexist thing because it’s Serena, because no one has been able to provided a specific game where he has showed leniency towards men and didn’t show it toward other matches involving other women. If he has done this exact same thing to other women and let things slid with men then yes I totally agree it’s sexism, but if that’s not the case then he’s just being super petty and spiteful. Like she can’t help it she is the best at what she does, and shouldn’t be bullied for it. She works her tail off for her accomplishments. If someone wants that spot the gotta work hard for it.

  • Tlowe89

    And she was like F all the social norms, you being messing around on my sis, and I’m just gone have to handle your ass

  • morenYAHdelsur

    When did that happen though? What was the turning point?

    I came up with PLENTY of lady lyricists. They didn’t beef they just appeared in each other’s videos ?????

  • Reina1718

    Lol ok

  • Applebootay

    His history is also out there too...at least do a little Google research before you make such a statement. no reason to ask us to Prove anything to you when you can go look it up yourself. All this time on here you could've had your answer by now...logical, rational, fair person....

  • Shira Harding-James

    I’m tired of it!

  • Shira Harding-James

    Oh no!

  • Shira Harding-James

    I don’t feel there was anything wrong with what she said

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!! I was thinking the same thing! Mind Yo Bidness and let them people work it out!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    before she Kicked boxed his azz
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    LMBAOFFFFFFFFFFFFFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tlowe89

    I did that. And I’m not seeing what your seeing. I can’t make google make up a story. Maybe you can, but I can’t. I figured maybe you saw something I didn’t see, but I saw articles, real news articles, where he was know for not letting people slid with anything no matter what gender they identified too. He was a douche to everybody

  • IAmLawlessBrooks

    Ain't gonna lie I love me some Kelly but she better ROW her ass outta that one! smh

  • Quitedeliteful

    I like white boots -- even the hooker ones. Always have, always will. (slinks off to the corner with white shoe polish in hand... LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!)

  • Quitedeliteful

    I'm surprised Nicki didn't try to erase this from the internet...

  • Quitedeliteful

    LMBAOFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sean

    I think the people saying Kelly should mind her own business while they comment on a blog post that focuses on minding other people's business is hilarious!

  • Simone

    So everybody is saying the same thing about Nicki Minaj but they are all lying: Lil Kim, Remy Ma, K. Michelle and Cardi B. to name a few. Come on now! She's a bully in the music industry yet cries victim.

  • Jersey Girl

    Lol..I used to wear those as part of our dancing teams uniforms in high school back in the day.. didn't ever figure it would become mainstream fashion. ??

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!

  • Goodii2Shoes

    Dear Kelly, Stf.U.
    Where were you when matthew&beyonce were stealing from latavia, LeToya or Farrah for that matter? Picking ur face up?

    I have noticed you ppl have been swinging that "women's rights " facade towards the public while ALL of u work to undermine women u are jealous of.

    The idea of "Women's rights "is due to the respect Indian women have received from their communities. Women across the world try to piggyback on & imitate that leadership yet fail because they have been seen as lesser figures throughout their history. (Africans prostitute & enslave women, Asians will have a third trimester abortion to avoid a female birth, & white women were considered property until Indigenous women of North America were noted as female leaders, not to be ignored & inspired hope that other women could be so significant in contributing to & leading societies...) it clearly has not been a successful attempt to imitate & you 2018 whores are now so poorly imitating leadership that you present a facade to the public about gender equality while privately undermining women.

    Gender equality has an ocean to cross before even getting close to being realistic & ur kind fuel disinterest in it.

  • Beverly Johnson

    When Cardi get a few more number one albums Nicki's gonna go away, this ain't Lil Kim or Remy Ma, now mind you I'm not talking about the skill set, I'm talking about the followers, you see that stadium? Nicki can't hang!

  • Goodii2Shoes

    Respectfully disagree. If seeing j get kicked& spit on at THE MET GALA had to be kept private I just don't know how I could have survived

  • Reina1718

    But kim had an album before Nicki came out & it went no where...remy was praisin nicki when she came home then started the sneak dissin & kmichelle foreal?? Cardi jus repeated what they said...

  • Goodii2Shoes

    Lol, the woman in the avi looks like one of those women who can pull off white hooker boots. Calf or thigh high ..patent leather or not :)

  • Goodii2Shoes

    U r too funni

  • Goodii2Shoes

    It looks like the anaconda video / wax figure ..same energy & lmk that that was her image. I had been wondering what image she had while trying to become famous. .. Bc what she wound up presenting is so sad that I understand why her pics nvr showcase a pleasant smile...

  • Goodii2Shoes

    Imo...Solange did right

  • Goodii2Shoes

    Just fyi...the "elite circles " have enjoyed coke n whores for centuries. Cardi got her invite to "be herself "... it is actually super far from as glamorous & highend as ppl on the outside (not coking & whoring or supporting that lifestyle ) would think

  • Dasright

    ???

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I could've sworn I wrote Martina said Serena was "partly right." Let me read my post again.

  • dru and neil

    I never said they didn’t, but Cardi B shouldn’t have been elevated to the level she’s on, IMO. We complain about the Kardashian’s being famous for nothing and worshipped simply for being white women appropriating black culture but then Cardi B is welcomed into the fold no questions asked then folks sit back appalled when a rat acts like a rat in public at a black tie event. IMO what did people expect?

  • ZZZ

    Not saying Serena is right or wrong, but Ramos has had his conflict with male tennis players:

    2018 Wimbledon both Novak Djokovic and Kei Nishikori slammed their racquets to the ground but only Djokvoic received a code violation.

    2017 French Open Novak Djokvoic received a code violation for yelling.

    2017 French Open Rafael Nadal was given time violation.

    2016 French Open Nick Kyrgios was given a code violation for yelling at the towel boy.

    2016 Olympics - Andy Murray was given a code violation for basically calling Ramos a stupid umpire.

    Perhaps Serena carried her frustration over to the US Open after losing at Wimbledon. She was quite upset with losing there as well.

  • kennedy220

    she could be the dark skinned beyonce if colorist wasn't a factor. people can buy her album or they won't... she doesn't get the push from her label. just saying. she has plenty of songs that could take her to that level but like seven streeter said..they'd rather give it to the lighter skins

  • Jamal Warner

    This is nothing but suspect white supremacist getting on code. Martina Navratilova is just getting on code to deprive Serena of making history. It kills white supremacist, people who base their whole entire existence on denigrating people, to think someone they think of as being inferior beating them. There insecurities show in their actions. Martina Navratilova and Mary Carillo are suspect white supremacist.

  • Jamal Warner

    Serena is a veteran and has lost before. I don't think she was frustrated because she was losing, but at the display of racism.

  • Jamal Warner

    Naomi won, but it was not a clean win. It was not one without controversy.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Being called a "CHEATER" is SERIOUS for someone who has won as many Grand Slams as Serena!

    Cheating would have been the story pitched, framed and exaggerated!

  • ZZZ

    Two black females playing against each other. Racism?

  • Reenaface

    Say that Kelly because you and Beyonce would never.?????
    These people really love fashion because ain't no way I'm sitting out in the rain like that.

  • MRiGOThim

    Nobody care what Mayonnaise Navratilova say just STFU

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Kelly's entitled to her opinion, but this [their fight or Serena's outburst] should not cause racial embarrassment because when you can call the first Black First Lady, an ape in a dress or Serena comments calling her a man, Beyoncé a fat cow, speaks volumes about our society!

    No matter what we [Black Women or Black Men] do, or, how far we come, anything and everything will be magnified, ridiculed, marginalized, or stereotyped!

    Nicki and Cardi don't represent ALL BLACK WOMEN OR LATINAS, OR CARIBBEAN WOMEN, just as white people don't carry the burden of all white people when there is controversy, criminal acts, injustice or wrong-doing!

    EVOLVE AND GROW BLACK PEOPLE, END RACIAL EMBARASSMENT, PRETTY PLEASE!

    WE ALL COME FLAWED (imperfect), AND WE ARE DIVERSE, MULTIDIMENSIONAL, TRENDSETTERS, MOST IMITATED, AND BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE WITH EXCEPTIONS AS ALL GROUPS!

  • Jamal Warner

    A non-black ref making up calls to penalize the one beating all the other white players. You guessed it, racism. Anything else?

  • ZZZ

    Loved it when everyone uses the race card especially Ramos did the same thing to white male players. Novak Djokvoic in Wimbledon this year.

  • Faux Gibbler

    LOL Serena Williams. Ok.

  • Faux Gibbler

    I just think saying focusing Serena losing unfairly is hilarious.

  • Faux Gibbler

    IKR? Serena always fighting with the reps and always makes herself out to be a victim when she loses. Just like when she took time off when she got pregnant and had the baby- she mad she wasn’t rated #1 ??? Don’t get me started on her Adderal azz either.

  • Faux Gibbler

    That same non black ref has penalized plenty of white tennis players. The tennis whatever you call it just happens to be chaired by black people (finally) agreed witn the ref. Not everything is about race. My god.

  • Faux Gibbler

    No one called Serena a cheater. Serena insinuated her point loss was.. oh never mind. If they felt she was cheating they would ended the game.

  • den

    Serena was WRONG for her outburst. So disrespectful. NO , don't try to make it about being a woman , you were wrong!!

  • what?why

    Oh Kelly get it together and school yourself on the ethics of tennis. Osaka was whipping Serena's butt - she aced numerous times and had her zig zagging across the court to get to the ball. She outplayed Serena. Serena lost the match fair and square. Some fines were sexist but not the game. The fine for her coach coaching her from the stands is legit - really bad behavior!!

  • Jamal Warner

    I am sure he has since majority of the players are in fact white. What is your point? Are you insinuating that he can't be racist because he penalized other non-melaninated people? That's like the saying a lot of white supremacist say which is "I have a black friend so that must mean I am not racist". I guess a non-white person in agreement must mean he is not racist. Go figure! Race has played a major factor in tennis from Serena being tested more than any other player, she being criticized for her clothing, criticism for her playing style, criticism for her body, etc., and the list continue. Yet, you are blind to any of it. Go figure! There is no way to remove racism from the equation especially here in America. I don't buy it that you are that dumb.

  • Jamal Warner

    There is no such thing as a race card. It is a deflective term usually used by suspect white supremacist or coon to downplay racism. It is especially used by people privilege to not experience racism nor can stand talking about it.

  • Peppermint Patty

    Uhhhh kelly worry about that nonexistent bootleg envogue group that never took flight...bet it was some petty fighting among those girls that you couldn't even contain-but wanna speak publicly on this...sweep your own doorstep

  • Ebony Starr

    But her first violation was for coaching. Most in the tennis world argued that a warning should have been given instead of getting a violation. The argument is that the player should be warned that their coach is in fact coaching, making the player aware. If it happens again the player should/would be assessed a violation.

  • Coco

    Kelly was standing next to nicki just moments before cardi’s Outbursts, so that's why she’s being asked about this.

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    I agree and I like Martina Navritalova's take on it. She admitted there is a difference, but stressed that right is right and wrong is wrong.

    You can't be mad at someone else if you did wrong... PERIOD

    Serena is still one of if not the best female athlete in the world, but she did get outplayed in this case. Suck it up, keep training and come back!

  • Faux Gibbler

    LOL

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    It is not missing the point. If the men are allowed to get by with actin out on court, do not suddenly change the standard.
    None of it is OK, but do not change the standard in the middle of the game of life.

  • Applebootay

    I mean...I guess so...my momma did a number on me....she use to tell me only heauxs wear ankle bracelets.....so there you go.....

  • Applebootay

    I work in research at a prestigious university so I'm on another level...because you're not...I digress on this discussion

  • Quitedeliteful

    I heard that too when I was little but I love love love an ankle bracelet! I don't have to have hooker boots but I can't live without an ankle bracelet.

  • Tlowe89

    Lol ok. Sure. And I’m glad you know what I do for a living. Oh wait, you don’t. I said what I said about the situation, I didn’t say anything about you or your life, because I’m not interested in it. I didn’t disrespect you because I don’t know you. So grow up, and learn to show adults respect. Do you know these people personally? So why are you so emotionally invested to where it’s gets under your skin so much that you feel the need to speak to another person in a disrespectful nasty manner? While your at your cute little school maybe you can sit down with one of those little psychology professors. I don’t know why people like you on this blog get so upset when people disagree with you or ask “the garden” if they actually know more dets that isn’t listed here, or they just cannot find. Some of you just get so nasty like someone took a personal dig, when that’s not the case. If you can’t handle opposing views or other people’s opinions or questions participate. Go talk to someone... professionally.... and get some guidance on why you behave the way you do and how to do better. Or better yet, why don’t you research it!

  • Jamal Warner

    You can't respond. Go figure!