The dreamy photo shoot includes an image of the rapper running barefoot from a building in a red gown ― eerily reminiscent of that other time she was running barefoot from a building in a red gown, after a fight with Nicki Minaj at a New York Fashion Week party.
The September 2018 clash of the rap titans at the Harper’s Bazaar ICONS party at the Plaza Hotel has become legend. Cardi threw a shoe at Minaj after Minaj allegedly stepped on the train of her gown. After the fight, the “I Like It” rapper was seen leaving barefoot, wearing a ripped red Dolce & Gabbana gown and apparently rocking a large lump over her left eye.
The fight has inspired songs, Instagram clapbacks, and, now, knowing comments in Harper’s Bazaar, which appears unfazed that the beef unfolded at its own party.
In the March issue of the magazine, photos of Cardi evoke the likes of Rapunzel, Mulan, and, of course Cinderella. One shows Cardi in a red Vera Wang gown and a lone Jimmy Choo shoe cast at the wayside. There’s no lump over her eye.
Fans immediately found the image familiar and pointed it out on Twitter:
Cardi B recreated the aftermath of her fight with Nicki Minaj, at the Harper’s Bazaar Fashion Show, on the Cover of Harper’s Bazaar..
THIS. IS. ICONIC!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/Uv6iWORZit
— Kenny M (@kennaymart) February 7, 2019
We stan a multifaceted princess.
Cardi B covering the March 2019 issue of Harper’s Bazaar | Cardi B leaving the Harper’s Bazaar Icons Party, September 2018. pic.twitter.com/p6D6Vab27o
— Havilland $avage. (@ToiMeetsWorld) February 7, 2019
Last September, at Harper’s Bazaar party, Cardi B threw a shoe at Nicki Minaj. According to some, this would be the end of Cardi’s inclusion in fashion.
This March, she covers Harper’s Bazaar March issue and one photo winks at that fight with a Cinderella allusion.
— KYLE A.B. (@kyalbr) February 7, 2019
Cardi B threw her shoe at the Bazaar Icons party and ended up on the cover of the Bazaar Spring fashion issue with a spread that recreates the scene a la Cinderella. An icon indeed!! Stanemos! ?? pic.twitter.com/t1b14gFsOi
— DB (@db) February 7, 2019
Nicki Minaj didn’t immediately reply to HuffPost’s request for comment on the magazine spread.