New York Fashion Week popped off and so did Cardi B at the Harper’s Bazaar Icons party at the Plaza Hotel when she ran into rival rapper Nicki Minaj. I heard so many versions of what went down during this altercation. Videos surfaced of Cardi B trying to attack Nicki Minaj. On the video, Cardi B could be seen lunging at Nicki Minaj fwhile yelling “B— come here! B— come here!” They were trying to escort Cardi out and she throws a shoe in Nicki’s direction, which didn’t connect. Cardi is yelling “say something about my daughter again” over and over again. Cardi lunges again and throws another shoe which also did not connect. Initially, Nicki wasn’t paying Cardi any mind as she was mingled with other celebs.
According to E! News, eyewitnesses said it happened so fast. They heard a familiar voice which turned out to be Cardi B yelling. People either got out of the way or started filming on their phones. Nicki was surrounded by her security. Cardi was finally escorted out with a huge knot over top of her left eye (Conflicting stories about the knot- it was said that she was elbowed by security during the altercation; it was also said that a female from Nicki’s entourage hit Cardi). Sidebar: BET posted a version of the fight that was slow-mo'ed by a fan. In the approximately 8 second video, if you look without blinking, an arm could be seen delivering a blow that looked as if it connected with Cardi's head. It looked like a female's arm and it came from Nicki's entourage. (I'm just saying).
Cardi quickly took to Instagram to vent about the reasoning behind her attempted attack. She said:
Nicki took the opportunity to discuss her side of Cardi’s allegations on Queen Radio on Apple Music’s . E! News further reports that on Queen Radio, at the top of the show, Nicki played a clip of Cardi B saying, "I hate when some people come at me and it's like, 'Oh Cardi, why you coming at peoples' kids for?' Nicki went on to say, "The other night, I was a part of something so mortifying and so humiliating to go through," Nicki mentioned the "upper echelon" crowd saw the entire incident. "The way they passed by looking at this disgusting commotion, I will never forget. I was mortified."
"I would never talk about anyone's child or parenting. I don't care about anyone's parenting. I don't give a s--t and it's so crazy to me that people always need to make Onika the bad guy," the rapper defended herself in response to Cardi's accusations. "I just want to let the world know that Onika Tanya Maraj would never, has never and will never speak ill of anyone's child." Nicki continued "I am not a clown," she declared. "That's clown s--t." Just recently, there have been accusations by a former friend, fellow stripper, and roommate Ms. Starmarie of rachetness, racism, and drug abuse on behalf of Cardi B. Cardi B denies those allegations.