Last month, the Bronx-based rapper told the Fox Nation host she would "dog walk" her after Tomi sarcastically called the performer "the latest genius political mind to endorse the Democrats." Tomi's jab came after Cardi posted an Instagram video in which she criticized President Donald Trump for his government shutdown and border wall demands.
Tomi called Cardi's "leash" joke "very original," then offered up "something maybe we can agree on."
"Our immigration system is broken," Tomi tweeted at the rapper. "We need to keep our country safe while also making sure people who work hard, contribute and don't leech off the system are able to LEGALLY immigrate here. I'm a fan of 21 Savage, and I'm a fan of yours."
Here's something maybe we can agree on, our immigration system is broken.
We need to keep our country safe while also making sure people who work hard, contribute and don't leech off the system are able to LEGALLY immigrate here. I'm a fan of @21savage and I'm a fan of yours. https://t.co/y5ZiAjCj7V
Cardi never replied, but hours later, Nicki entered the fray.
"Your obsession with our culture is scary, to say the least," she wrote, responding to Tomi's original tweet. "I hate giving you the attention you so desperately crave. Laughing at people getting deported as if your ancestors discovered America. Are you Native American? You f--king clown."
Of course, Tomi responded.
"When you're in the country illegally, you get deported," she replied. "I didn't write the law, and neither did ICE. They enforce it. I hope 21 Savage is able to get an entertainment visa or become a citizen one day. P.S. My ancestors did discover America."
(Insert Nick Young meme here.)
Your obsession w/our culture is scary to say the least. I hate giving you the attention you so desperately crave. Laughing @ ppl getting deported as if your ancestors discovered America. Are you Native American? You fkn clown. https://t.co/7m0fYnubkq
Cardi and Minaj's mutual disdain for the conservative commentator underscores just how much both rappers share in common, despite their epic feud. 2018 was dominated by their ongoing war of words and social media shade, culminating in a shoe being thrown at a New York Fashion Week party. The fiasco has become a thing of legend. Here's hoping the rivals squash the beef entirely and team up for more political Twitter ambushes.
Meanwhile, here's the lowdown on 21 Savage.
The rapper, who was born Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Sunday for being in the country illegally and for being a felon. His visa reportedly expired in 2006, one year after he came to the United States from Dominica (a commonwealth of the United Kingdom). In 2014, Savage pled guilty to felony drug charges, but the record was expunged.
Savage's Sunday arrest was reportedly triggered after he filed for a U visa in 2017. A U visa is a form of relief available for people who have been in the U.S. illegally for 10 years or longer who have a qualifying U.S. relative living here. In Savage's case, he has three kids who were born in Atlanta, Georgia. Apparently, ICE believes the rapper's felony conviction supersedes that.