Cardi B has decided to remove her song “Cheap Ass Weave” from streaming services after a Twitter exchange with UK rapper Lady Leshurr. The viral hit contains the same beat as Leshurr’s 2015 track, “Queen’s Speech 4.” On a tweet commemorating the seventh anniversary of “Queen’s Speech Ep. 4,” one Twitter user responded by commenting “cheap ass weave.” Leshurr’s response was a message to Cardi B.
“You mind asking Cardi if she can break me off a likkle change,” Leshurr wrote “She used my beat/idea before her big break and is now a millionaire and I got paid 0.”
After becoming aware of Leshurr’s request, Cardi noted that the profits from “Cheap Ass Weave,” which is currently available on YouTube and various streaming platforms, was minimal. The “Up” rapper also sarcastically offered to split the revenue from the song. “I made like 2 dollars of that song,” Cardi replied. “You want the other dollar?”
Leshurr responded in turn, stating that she’d previously attempted to reach out to Cardi concerning the lack of credit and recognition for her track. She also sarcastically accepted the propose split—with the stipulation of adding her to the credits.
That retort prompted Cardi to ensure that “Cheap Ass Weave,” would be removed from all platforms before jokingly adding that she’d compensate Leshurr the dollar she proposed.
“I don’t find the song on apple but if it’s on any streaming service I will be making sure it’s takin down including YouTube,” Cardi wrote in a tweet that’s since been deleted, before adding, “I will also make sure I send you your dollar.” As of press time, “Cheap Ass Weave,” remains available on YouTube and streaming services, and has roughly 4.6 million views on YouTube in comparison to “Queen’s Speech 4’s” 64.6 million views on the platform.
Listen to Lady Leshurr’s “Queen’s Speech Ep. 4” and Cardi B’s “Cheap Ass Weave” below.