The “Super Bass” rapper took to the airwaves on Monday afternoon to address her fight with Cardi B at a Fashion Week event in New York City on Friday.
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Speaking on Beats 1’s Queen Radio, Minaj said she found the incident “mortifying and humiliating,” especially considering it took place in front of “upper echelon people who have their lives together.”
“The other night I was part of something so mortifying and so humiliating to go through in front of a bunch upper echelon… people who have their life together,” Nicki Minaj said on the program.
“The way they passed by looking at this disgusting commotion. I was mortified. I was in a Gaultier gown, off the motherf**king runway, and I could not believe how humiliated it all felt because we… made ourselves look—and Imma get back, but before I go,” she continued.
The rapper also addressed claims that she had made disparaging remarks about Cardi’s newborn daughter, Kulture.
“It’s all lies,” Nicki Minaj said, 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.”
In one of several videos posted to Twitter, Cardi B, wearing a red dress, can be seen lunging toward Minaj before throwing a shoe at the rapper as their security teams rush to break it up.
Sources confirm to Variety that it was, in fact, the two hip-hop artists involved in the melee, which happened just as the red carpet shuttered.
Cardi B was later photographed with a large bruise above her right eye as she left the party. The back of her dress was also torn.
Minaj, who was unharmed in the encounter, was quickly escorted downstairs by Minaj’s security team.
Insiders confirm to Variety that Cardi B’s bump on her forehead was the result of an elbow from one of Minaj’s security guards.