American rapper Cardi B (age 25), was in a sour mood when she reportedly attacked Trinidadian-American rapper and actress Nicki Minaj (age 35) at the Harper’s Bazaar Celebrates Icons event in New York City on September 7, 2018.
According to early reports by TMZ, Cardi B approached the table of Nicki Minaj, but not really looking for a fight.
Cardi B wanted to “address the lies Nicki was spreading”, according to TMZ sources who are people connected to Cardi B.
The sources believe that the security detail of Nicki Minaj already had a plan in place in case Cardi B comes anywhere near Nicki.
So when Cardi B approached, one of Nicki Minaj’s security men could have elbowed Cardi B in her face, resulting in a big bump above her left eyebrow, according to TMZ sources.
Nicki and Cardi B had a history of dissing each other in songs and on social media. But both seemed to have made up at the Met Gala in May, 2018.
According to other eyewitnesses though, Cardi B “aggressively approached the table” of Nicki Minaj. She said, “Let me tell you something…” and lunged at Nicki, but security men stopped her.
Cardi B and Nicki Minaj Fight
A report by ET Online shows a slightly different angle of the incident.
According to an unnamed eyewitness source of ET online, the Cardi B and Nicki Minaj scuffle at the Harper’s Bazaar Icons party started around 11:30 PM, when party-goers were waiting for a Christina Aguilera performance.
The eyewitness said Cardi B waited for Nicki Minaj to come at the hallway and tried to “kick and punch” her. Cardi B even threw one of her shoes at Nicki during the fight.
A report filed by Cosmopolitan also gives another angle of the Nicki Minaj and Cardi B fight.
According to Cosmopolitan sources, Nicki Minaj was having a photo taken with Kelly Rowland and Lala Anthony when Cardi B walked by. Nicki Minaj reportedly stepped on Cardi B’s train, and that’s when the altercation began.
Cardi B then took off her red shoe and threw it at Nicki, who was by then shielded by her security men.
Cosmopolitan also wrote that contrary to reports and posts circulating online, Cardi B wasn’t fighting with Rashidah “Rah” Ali, an American TV personality who is a friend of Nicki Minaj.
Some websites and social media posts said it was Rah Ali that Cardi B attacked, not Nicki Minaj.
In a 16 second video posted by @mihaeladxl, which has now gained 1.83 million views, Nicki Minaj can hardly be seen, and people are commenting Cardi B was actually fighting with Rah Ali.
CARDI B AND NICKI MINAJ FIGHT pic.twitter.com/Y3vDRmBwMq
— Mihaela (@mihaeladxl) September 8, 2018
A longer compilation video by TMZ showed Cardi B shouting expletives at a woman shielded by security men, and Cardi B can be seen throwing a shoe at her.
Longer vid of the fight. pic.twitter.com/9LNypOOXW0
— Jasmine_OVO (@SideEffects_RN) September 8, 2018
No matter how the fight started, what’s consistent are these details about the Cardi B and Nicki Minaj fight at the Harper’s Bazaar party:
– Cardi B threw a shoe at her opponent
– Cardi B got a bump on her forehead from the scuffle
– Cardi B ‘s gown was ripped, showing a peek of her underside
– Cardi B’s wig was pulled off
– Cardi B was escorted out of the party
– Nicki Minaj chose to stay and even posed for fans after the party
The New York Police Department said that the investigation about the incident is ongoing. But so far, no charges nor arrests have been made.
Cardi B Instagram post re Nicki Minaj
Meanwhile, Cardi B took to Instagram to air her side about the incident with Nicki Minaj.
The post is a photo of a message full of unprintables. In essence, Cardi B says that she let Nicki Minaj diss her in the past and let it slide.
Cardi B claimed that Nicki Minaj has threatened other artists in the industry about working with her.
But when Nicki Minaj mentions her child (Kulture Kiari Cephus) and make comments about her abilities of taking care of her daughter, “all bets are f***in off”.
Cardi B added that she had worked so hard and had come too far to let anyone mess with her success.
Cardi B captioned the post simply as Period.
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**k up the way I eat!
You’ve threatened other artists in the industry, told them if they work with me you’ll stop f***ing with them!
I let you talk big s**t about me! I addressed you once in person, I addressed you a second time in person, and every time you copped the plea!
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***kin off!
I’ve worked too hard and come too far to let anybody f**k with my success!
B***hes talk all that s**t in they raps but in real life they p***y! This s**t really is for entertainment!
September 08, 2018
Cardi B and Nicki Minaj career profile
Cardi B is famous for the songs “Bodak Yellow” and “I Like it“, which both topped the US Billboard Hot 100, making it a historic first for a female rapper to have multiple number-one songs on the chart.
Nicki Minaj, meanwhile, has the most Billboard Hot 100 entries for women of all genres in the history of the chart.
Cardi B came to the limelight in 2015 as a breakout star of VH1’s reality TV series Love and Hip Hop: New York.
Nicki Minaj has been in the industry since 2004, but achieved star status in 2010 with the release of her album, “Pink Friday“, which contained the hit track “Super Bass“.