Cardi B and Nicki Minaj Involved in Heated Exchange at 2018 New York Fashion Week
It looks like the beef between Cardi B and Nicki Minaj is solidified. Last night (Sept. 7), the two were reportedly involved in a heated exchange at New York City's Plaza Hotel during Harper’s Bazaar Icons party for 2018 New York Fashion Week. By the end of the event, Cardi could be seen leaving with a sizable knot above her left eye.
In various videos of the incident, Cardi can be seen hurling a shoe in the direction of someone many people believe to be Nicki Minaj. While it's a pretty chaotic scene, Cardi yelled at Nicki for supposedly liking a negative social media comment regarding Cardi and Offset's daughter Kulture. "Like some shit about my daughter again," Cardi can be heard yelling.
In another video, Cardi, who was wearing a red dress, charges toward someone as security tries to pull her back. Nicki Minaj is apparently the person Cardi was trying to attack.
While it was reported that Nicki Minaj and Cardi B were the ones involved in the heated exchange, former Love & Hip Hop: New York star Rah Ali tried to intervene.
According to sources at Page Six, a fist full of Cardi's hair was left on the ground after the incident. Her dress was also reportedly ripped in the altercation and she left the scene with one shoe on her foot.
In footage released by TMZ, Cardi yells, "Bitch, come here," which is apparently aimed at Nicki.
Nicki has yet to speak on this incident, but she did post video of herself on Instagram after things went down. A clip features Nicki showing off her look, seemingly indicating that she was doing just fine by the end of the night.
For her part, Cardi used her Instagram account to explain her motivations for moving to attack. While she doesn't write out names, she comes for someone who spoke on her daughter and has tried to halt her success.
“I addressed you once in person, I addressed you a second time in person, and every time you copped the plea!!" Cardi writes in an Instagram note she posted last night. "But when you mention my child, you choose to like comments about me as a mother, make comments about my abilities to take care of my daughter is when all bets are fuckin off!!”
It should be noted that Cardi and Nicki met up at the 2018 Met Gala earlier this year and while they've never really disclosed the exact details of their conversation that day, Cardi did say it was about the two of them sorting out their differences. It's that background, along with months of perceived beefing between the two that make plenty of people assume Cardi is speaking on Nicki.
Azealia Banks has also posted a social media video poking fun at the incident. She's had problems with both Cardi and Nicki in the past.
Check below for different videos of the incident and Cardi B's scathing IG post.
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