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 CuomoAndrew CuomoCuomo accuser blasts governor's 'Trumpian gaslighting' over harassment allegations Cuomo defends himself, pushes back amid harassment probe Bipartisan Senate bill introduced to give gyms B in relief MORE 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.”