The talk show host discussed the “Tusa” rapper on Wednesday, February 5. According to Hollywood Life, Williams congratulated Samuels and Mena — who shared on Tuesday, February 4, that their baby girl was born — when talking with her audience. While congratulating the couple, Williams took the chance to throw a small amount of shade Minaj’s way. The talk show host said the rapper was possibly thinking of having her own bundle of joy, now that her ex has beaten her to the punch.
“Nicki Minaj is probably someplace trying to one-up them by getting pregnant as I speak,” Williams joked with her “co-hosts” on her show.
Once the audience reacted to her comment, Williams decided to double down on the claim by reminding her fans of Minaj’s new last name. The artist married her teenage love, Kenneth Petty, back in October 2019.
“Nicki is married to a man named Kenneth Petty, which makes Nicki, Mrs. Petty,” she said. “What? That’s all,” she added.
Minaj and Samuels dated for a decade before ending their relationship in 2014. While the two of them mentioned each other in the early days after their breakup, they now seem to be leading separate lives. Samuels began dating Mena in 2016 and, like his ex, married his Love and Hip-Hop castmate in October 2019.
Williams has been following Minaj’s blossoming relationship with Petty since they were spotted together on the rapper’s Instagram page. Williams has pointed out that Petty has a criminal past, including being a registered sex offender. She then offered relationship advice to Minaj.
Minaj decided to address Williams directly on her radio show, Queen Radio. The rapper said that she knew Williams was making her remarks from a hurt place, as the talk show host was going through her own divorce from her husband of 20 years, Kevin Hunter Sr., at the time.
“There are people who report the news and there are people who do it with an evil intent in their heart, viciousness. And I pray for you because I know you’re hurting and I know you must be sick and humiliated,” Minaj said of Williams back in November 2019.
Minaj has yet to respond to Williams’ assertion that she would be trying to one-up her ex. She also hasn’t mentioned any plans as of yet to have a child with her husband.