The reigning Queens of hip hop are at war and a recent altercation between the two singers has made headlines. Nicki Minaj and Cardi B both attended a high profile afterparty for New York Fashion Week on September 7th and things got heated. A fight reportedly broke out between the two which shocked onlookers and resulted in Cardi B being escorted out of the Harper’s Bizarre Icons Party. The star was barefoot after apparently hurling a high heel at Minaj. Cardi also sported a swollen bump on her forehead that was said to have been the result of an elbow from one of Minaj’s security guards. Shortly after the incident, footage of the attack made the rounds on social media.
An hour after leaving the event, Cardi took to her Instagram page to address the incident. She said, “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 other artists in the industry, told them if they work with me you’ll stop f**kin with them!!” She added: “I addressed you once in person, I addressed you a second time in person, and every time you copped the plea!” Cardi reportedly said that Minaj had made a comment regarding the star’s newborn and her parenting which had infuriated the singer.
The following Monday Minaj appeared on Queen Radio and shared her thoughts on the incident. The star labelled the attack as “mortifying and humiliating” especially considering it took place in front of “upper echelon people who have their lives together.” Responding to the allegation that she had made disparaging remarks about Cardi’s daughter, Minaj said, “It’s all lies,” adding, “I would never ridicule anyone’s child. [It’s] so sad for someone to pin that on somebody. … I would never talk about anyone’s child or parenting. … These lies are ridiculous.”
Celebs have taken to social media to weigh in on the high profile incident. Kelly Rowland who witnessed the chaos, expressed her disapproval in an E! interview following the incident. The singer said that “in a time where Serena Williams is fighting for equality” women shouldn’t be fighting amongst each other as there are “way bigger issues” to address. It is yet to be seen whether legal action will be pursued.