Fans are still unpacking Nicki Minaj and Cardi B’s volatile New York Fashion Week collision that resulted in a head injury and scathing response from the Bronx femcee and a searing Queen Radio rebuttal from the Young Money rapstress.
Cardi has been M.I.A. since the fracas, which many suspect is due to an unsightly knot on her temple that, as reported, came from a security member accidentally elbowing her in the midst of the abrupt altercation. One fan, however, sifted through the footage with a fine-tooth comb and spotted an allegedly swift move from Nicki that no one else caught—except Cardi herself.
The Invasion of Privacy rapper was escorted from the venue thereafter, during which paparazzi flicked photos of her injury that spread like wildfire across social media.
Someone’s arm appears to stretch across in the direction of Cardi’s face. The eight-second clip of the exchange is quick, even in slow-mo, so adjust your eyes accordingly:
According to the fan, it occurs just seconds after Nicki responds to Cardi that she’s “standing right here,” as the “Bodak Yellow” artist struggles through security to get to her. Even more narrowly, the seven-second mark.
To be fair, there’s no actual proof that it’s Nicki’s arm, especially considering that the rest of the individual’s body is left out of the footage in that brisk moment. We’ll wait to hear what Bardi has to say about it, though.
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