NYFW event beefs up security after Cardi B’s brawl with Nicki
September 11, 2018 | 8:18pm
After Nicki Minaj got into a nasty brawl with Cardi B at the Plaza hotel on Friday, the Public hotel beefed up its security for Minaj ’s Fashion Week appearances at the Lower East Side hot spot.
The rapper arrived at Tommy Hilfiger’s party on Monday night with race-car star Lewis Hamilton and “a thousand huge security surrounding her,” a spy told us.
We’re told the rapper has also upped her personal security after the hair-raising scuffle with Cardi, but her rep would not confirm the additions.
Meanwhile, Minaj was whisked away from camera crews upon her arrival at the event.
Said another source, “She had to walk by reporters to take pictures, but she just turned and faced the wall. She kind of retreated behind her bodyguards.”
The “Barbie Dreams” rapper was expected to attend her agency Wilhelmina’s party — hosted by its newest face, Miles Richie — at the same venue, but ended up being a no-show.
Other guests included Richie’s sister Sofia, Rich the Kid, Clara McGregor and Yada Villaret.
Minaj’s showdown with Cardi B was still the No. 1 topic among fashion and music insiders at the shindig.
Reps for the rappers didn’t get back to us.