AceShowbiz - Rihanna allegedly did more to show her support for Nicki Minaj amid her feud with Cardi B. After unfollowing the Bronx femcee on Instagram, it's now reported that the "Umbrella" hitmaker also banned Cardi from her recent Diamond Ball.
According to MediaTakeOut, the "Bartier Cardi" raptress was initially scheduled to appear at the fourth annual fundraising event, which was held on September 13. However, sources said close to the Barbadian beauty told the site that Cardi's invitation was revoked following her brawl with Nicki at the Harper's Bazaar ICONS party on September 7.
"They told Cardi not to show up, and told her that security would not allow her in to the event," a so-called insider said. Rihanna's camp reportedly went as far as notifying police who were on duty during the event that Cardi was not allowed at the party.
Cardi was understandably furious about the ban. The insider said, "Cardi thinks that Rihanna is just hating because she has a competing makeup line. When [Rihanna's] people told Cardi of her decision, she was like 'f**k Rihanna and the Ball.' "
It's not clear if it was Rihanna herself who gave the direct order to ban Cardi from the Diamond Ball. Neither she nor Cardi has responded to the news.
Last week, it was reported that Rihanna unfollowed Cardi on Instagram, leading many to think that she's on Nicki's side. Affirming this speculation, Rihanna is still following Nicki on the social media platform.
Nicki and Cardi got into a scuffle at a New York Fashion Week event after Nicki allegedly dissed Cardi and Offset's daughter Kulture. The "I Like It" raptress was said lunging at Nicki while the later was mingling with other guests at the party.
Nicki later denied that she talked bad about Cardi's baby. "I would never discuss anyone's child," so she claimed on her Apple Music Queen Radio show on Beats 1. "It's so sad for someone to pin that on me. I would never talk about anyone's child or parenting, I don't give a s**t... You know I didn't say or never did talk about anyone's child... I am not a clown, that's clown s**t."