Cardi B-Nicki Minaj Feud Erupts Into Ugly Melee at New York Fashion Week Party
Cardi B also threw her shoe at Minaj.
The long-simmering feud between Cardi B and Nicki Minaj hit a boiling point over the weekend — with violent results.
The beef exploded during the Harper’s Bazaar ICONS fashion week party over the weekend, leaving Cardi B with a ripped gown, a missing shoe and a bump on her forehead.
Witnesses say it all began when Minaj, who is rumored to have had a hot and cold relationship with Cardi B since the beginning of her career, stepped on the train of her rival’s extravagant Dolce and Gabbana gown while posing for a picture with other celebrities.
Whether or not it was intentional, it appears to have sparked the altercation.
Footage from the incident showed the "Bodak Yellow" singer stumbling across the hallway and lunging at Minaj as both their security teams step in.
“I’m staying right here,” Minaj could be heard saying in the video, amid the ruckus.
Later, still surrounded by body guards, Cardi B could be seen reaching down to unbuckle her shoe, then throwing it at Minaj, which the "Chun Li" singer's team kept as evidence.
In addition to their spirited attempts at keeping the two top-selling female rap artists apart, Cardi B’s security team also fought to keep her ripped dress from falling away and exposing her backside.
Cardi left the partly a short time later with bare feet and a nasty bump above her left eye.
Her weave also didn’t make it out of the party – it ended up on the floor, with part of a broken fingernail tangled in the hair.
Cardi later put out a lengthy statement on social media, accusing Minaj of threatening artists who wanted to work with Cardi and insulting her newborn, Kulture.
Meanwhile, Minaj was as calm and collected as ever, returning to her hotel looking none worse for wear.
Minaj didn’t address the drama, and instead posted glamorous photos on social media from the party, including the picture taken while she was accused of stepping on Cardi’s gown.
Minaj appeared Sunday night at the front row of a New York Fashion Week show like nothing had ever happened.
The NYPD said neither party has pressed charges.
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