Cardi B, Nicki Minaj back opposite sides in NY Dem primary
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The battle between Cardi B and Nicki Minaj appears to be intensifying, with the rappers throwing their support behind rival Democratic candidates in the New York gubernatorial primary. 

“Bodak Yellow” rapper Cardi B backed Cynthia Nixon on Thursday, as New Yorkers headed to the polls:

The former “Sex and the City” star, who is challenging incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo from the left, tweeted out her thanks in response:Support for Nixon from Cardi B, who was born Belcalis Almanzar, came a day after her rap adversary, “Chun-Li” songstress Minaj, announced she was rooting on Cuomo as he seeks his third term.
Politics is hardly the only beef between the performers.

A fight between the two reportedly broke out last week during a party held by Harper’s Bazaar magazine for New York Fashion Week. A cell phone video from the event showed Cardi B being restrained after appearing to attempt to lunge at Minaj, whose real name is Onika Maraj.

Cardi B threw her shoe at Minaj, according to reports.

Minaj later referred to the public scuffle as “humiliating.”