Kelly Rowland breaks her silence after witnessing Nicki Minaj and Cardi B's clash
Last week, drama went down at the Harper’s Bazaar Icon party when two of the most hot-headed rappers on the music scene butted heads (almost literally). And, fortunately for all of us gossip-hungry folks out here, the whole thing was caught on camera.
Footage from the event last Friday night showed Cardi B storming towards Nicki Minaj after the Anaconda artist apparently muttered something derogatory about Cardi and her daughter. In response, Minaj's team quickly jumped in to defend her, and she ultimately got away without a scratch.
Cardi, on the other hand, limped away with an exposed rear, a bumped head, and a significant amount of damage done to her ego.
If you haven't seen it yet, here's a clip of the altercation (Cardi can be seen in the red gown):
The incident took place while Minaj had been trying to take a picture with Kelly Rowland and, up until this point, the former Destiny's Child member had stayed silent on the matter.
Yesterday, however, she came forward with a statement about the matter - and it was actually pretty wholesome.
"I think in a time where Serena Williams is fighting for equality—I love both Nicki Minaj and Cardi B and I think that they are extremely talented—and in a time when she is fighting for women's equality, we just can't be fighting," Rowland said.
"There's no time for us as women to fight, and they are just so talented and I just genuinely love them both so much, but it's just not the time. We have way bigger issues as women, you know what I mean? So I don't know. I'm Switzerland, I don't f**king know."
Judging by the statement Cardi put on her Instagram, though, it seems as if it might take a bit more than a few supportive words from a fellow musician to get her to change her attitude.
"I've let a lot of s**t slide!" she wrote. "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**kin 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 a 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!!!!"
Minaj, meanwhile, has denied doing anything to instigate the fight.
"It's so sad for someone to pin that on me, because I'm the bad guy and they know people would believe them," she said on her radio show. "I would never talk about anyone's child or parenting."
She then added, almost as if she was talking directly to Cardi: "You're angry and you're sad. This is not funny and this is not about attacking. This is about getting this woman some help."
Rowland and Minaj both seem to have the right approach here, and we can only hope that Cardi will respond without as much aggression in the near future.