Cardi B used fashion as a weapon when she allegedly threw a shoe at Nicki Minaj during a heated situation at a fashion week party.
The two rappers attended the Harper’s Bazaar Icon party in New York yesterday (September 7), where Cardi approached Nicki and her crew.
TMZ report various accounts which debate Cardi’s initial intentions, but video evidence appears to show her throwing a shoe at Nicki.
Eyewitnesses reportedly described Cardi as ‘aggressively’ approaching Nicki, saying ‘let me tell you something’ before making a lunge for the Super Bass singer. Security at the event are said to have stopped Cardi before she reached Nicki.
However, people connected to the American rapper Cardi explained she didn’t approach Nicki with the intention of starting a fight, and wanted to ‘address the lies Nicki was spreading’.
The sources add they believe security had a plan if Cardi were to come near Minaj, and one of them elbowed her in the face.
Following the elbow incident, Cardi then pulled off her shoe and hurled it across the room towards the star.
Various social media users have been sharing videos of the incident online:
Nicki apparently remained cool throughout the situation, and didn’t even flinch when the shoe came flying towards her. However, Cardi’s apparent aim for Nicki failed her.
The new mother was later seen being escorted out of the building, along with her team.
An insider told People:
The scene was f**king crazy. It was entourage against entourage.
They had their altercation on the second-floor balcony, right above the red carpet. All of the sudden there was a big commotion and everyone didn’t know what was going on.
Following the dramatic events, Cardi posted to Instagram with a message, many think is directed at Nicki.
I’ve let a lot of sh*t slide! I let you sneak diss me, I let you lie on me, I let you attempt to stop my bags, f*ck up the way I eat.
You’ve threaten other artists in the industry, told them if they work with me you’ll stop f*ckin with them! I let you talk big sh*t about me!
I addressed you once in person, I addressed you a second time in person, and every time you copped the plea!
The post continued:
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 f*ckin off.
I’ve worked to hard and come too far to let anybody f*ck with my success. [sic]
B*tches talk all that sh*t in they raps but in real life they p**sy. [sic]
Nicki did take to Instagram after the event, but ignored the drama of the night, instead, focusing on the fashion by sharing pictures of herself in her dress:
I think you could call the dramatic events of the night a fashion disaster.
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