The Harper’s Bazaar Icon party came to an abrupt end when the two were involved in a heated exchange that almost came to blows.
The scuffle began after Cardi B supposedly approached Minaj over “lies Nicki was spreading,” according to TMZ. Next, Cardi B was allegedly elbowed in the face by a security guard before throwing a shoe at Minaj, who seemed to leave the incident unscathed. Minaj has not, as yet, released a statement about the incident.
After Cardi was escorted out barefoot, a bump was visible above her eye. The incident was captured on video.
In the video, Cardi B can be heard repeatedly shouting “b**** come here” at Minaj with security trying to break up the argument. Variety have also confirmed that the two people fighting were Cardi B and Minaj.
You can watch footage of the incident here:
Full Video of Cardi B & Nicki Minaj fighting at New York Fashion week.
Cardi B: “B*tch come here!”
Nicki Minaj – “I’m staying right here.” ? pic.twitter.com/gAPxlOmk7g
— ?? (@sipho_zwa) September 8, 2018
Cardi B & Nicki Minaj Got into a fight. Cardio got a big bump on da head. pic.twitter.com/PTLEoP4Kl1
— KEEM ? (@KEEMSTAR) September 8, 2018
Cardi B has since posted on Instagram about the incident, writing: “I’ve let a lot of shit slide! I let you sneak diss me, I let you lie on me, I let you attempt to stop my bags, f*** up the way I eat! You’ve threaten[ed] other artists in the industry, told them if they work with me you’ll stop f****** with them!!”
Following speculation from fans that Cardi and Minaj were taking aim at one another, both acts came out initially to dismiss the claims.
“It’s so annoying,” Cardi B recently told Complex. “I feel like people wouldn’t even be satisfied even if me and [Nicki] was making out… I feel like people just want that drama.”
“Very true,” Minaj tweeted in response. “We could make out & it wouldn’t be enough.” Nicki also tweeted to deny claims that she didn’t know Cardi would be on the track.
Describing the beef rumours as “so tired”, Minaj added: “Imagine me not knowing who on a song [with] me… These are men in our culture who simply refuse to let it go. They don’t do this to male MCs.”
This is a developing story…