Wilhelmina Models CEO Refutes Cardi B Claim She Was Offered Diesel Deal Before Nicki Minaj
The accusations and presumed receipts continued to pile on after Cardi B and Nicki Minaj's prolonged beef took over social media last night (Oct. 29). In a series of Instagram videos, Cardi made several allegations toward Nicki, with one of them being that she'd been offered a deal with clothing line Diesel before Nicki was. Now, Bill Wackermann, who is the CEO of the modeling agency Nicki signed a contract with last year (Wilhelmina Models), has stepped forth to refute Cardi's claim.
Underneath the video in which Bardi made her big claim, Bill wrote, "Tell the truth Boo! That diesel deal was built AROUND the one and only Queen. #truthwillsetyoufree @nickiminaj @iamcardib - I've got the receipts." He later provided a screenshot of a text conversation with someone who claims that Diesel never made an official offer for Cardi to be a part of Diesel's anti-bullying, Haute Couture campaign.
Bardi had originally scoffed at Nicki's Diesel deal during one of 10 videos she uploaded to Instagram yesterday. "That Diesel deal that you got?" Cardi said at one point during the video. "Yeah, that came to me first. And I had to decline it because I'm already working with fashion brands," she continued.
Nicki later responded by jumping Twitter and clowned Cardi for bringing up the deal in the first place. She also claims that she turned down the Steve Madden partnership that Cardi announced last year.
"Irv Gotti asked me to do that deal several times," said Nicki, who appeared on Little Mix's "Woman Like Me" earlier this year. "I passed. You never hear me talking bout things like this. she rlly thought she was doing smthn talking about turning down deals. BWAAAAAHAHAAAHAHAHAAAAA."
The battle continued on as several celebrities came to Nicki's aide, including Wilhelmina CEO Bill Wackermann. For the record, Wilhelmina + Studio casted the A/W 2018 campaign in question.
A short time later, Cardi B jumped onto Instagram to upload a screenshot of the email with the deal she was allegedly offered by Diesel. "BOOM diesel receipts....," she captioned the photo.
Fortunately by the end of the night, both Cardi and Nicki Minaj appeared ready to let bygones be bygones. Responding to a Nicki tweet calling for positivity, Cardi wrote, "@Nickiminaj alright then! Let’s keep it positive and keep it pushing!"
See Wackermann's response to Cardi, as well as other social media posts from the Nicki versus Bardi saga, for yourself below.
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