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Cardi B isn’t happy with recent fan comparisons of her and Nicki Minaj’s fashion choices. The “BONGOS” star took to her Instagram stories directly addressing comments on December 23.

According to Page Six, Cardi responded to fans after some jumped in her comments comparing her white fur coat and platinum wig look to a similar one from Nicki Minaj. Both Cardi B fans and Nicki fans, also known as the Barbz, went back and forth on social media accounts, pages, and Twitter/X with thoughts and opinions. 

Cardi B calls her  fur coat, “Archived.”

While on IG live, Cardi reportedly tells audiences that her coat is “archived” and an old selection from her closet. She says she only wore it to please her aunt.

 “I don’t watch these b*tches. B*tches can’t dress to me,” Cardi B said. She then added, “Y’all crying over an old a** coat. Suck my d**k.”

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Nicki seems to respond, “Still Queenin.'”

Nicki seems to have gotten wind of the social media debate. To the Barbz’ delight, she posted a two-slide carousel post. The first image shows Nicki in a buss-down middle part platinum blonde wig, a white and grey Chanel tank top, and silver sparkle boots. The second features a close-up of the Barbie girl in the same middle part wig with wide red-rimmed sunglasses.

Nicki dropped lyrics from “Pink Friday 2” song “Barbie Dangerous” to caption the photos. She wrote coyly, “B!Ches Jackin. I’m still Queenin.” So far, Nicki’s December 23 static post has more than 13K comments and over 900K likes.

Following Nicki’s recent post, fan commentary has picked up again. Some call Cardi’s style a copy cat while others disagree with Nicki’s response.

Cardi B and Nicki Minaj love fur moments – and so do many of their music peers.

While recent pictures show similarities between the beauties, the truth is fur is a style staple in hip-hop fashion culture. The same is true for colored wigs, dyed tresses, and custom units. 

Whether chinchilla, mink, faux, fox, or another kind, femcees love to rock the stand-out fabric. And, for many, the cold weather choice has helped several Black “it girls” like Cardi and Nicki define their brand and personal style. Further, the combination of colored hair and matching fur exemplifies the ’90s and ’00s music generation.

Hip-hop and R&B leading ladies, including Lil’ Kim, Ashanti, Mary J. Blige, Trina, Yung Miami, and Remy Ma, have all given the girlies fabulous fur looks and slayed every time.

As the Nicki-Cardi fashion debate continues, we’ve pulled a gallery of hip-hop and R&B’s finest in fur. Scroll to see looks.

1. Lil’ Kim: Fur Trendsetter

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No one does fur and colored hair like Lil’ Kim. Many credit Lil Kim for giving the industry – and the women in it – the confidence and swag to rock versions their own way. We love this bumble bee ensemble!

2. Nicki Minaj: Barbie Pink Fur

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Nicki Minaj’s pink fur lives rent-free in our heads. Get into this Barbie girl fashion moment. See other fur looks from Nicki’s “Pink Friday 2” press tour.

3. Cardi B: Paco Rabanne

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Cardi B spoke about money moves in a vintage Paco Rabanne coat during the 2019 Beautycon Festival in New York. The look was giving from head to toe!

4. GloRilla: Brown Fur Skirt

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GloRilla attended the 2023 BET Hip Hop Awards  in a brown fur skirt look that we love. Paired with her bantu knows and criss-cross top, GloRilla’s look was a nod to the late Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes.

5. Rihanna Purple High Low Fur

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Rihanna attended the Gucci show during Milan Fashion Week on February 25, 2022. The “Umbrella” loves a good fur moment. She recently wore another purple fur while premiering her new PUMA Creeper Phattys in Los Angeles.

6. LaLa: Baby Pink Maxi Fur

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La La Anthony rocked a light pink fur coat while out with her good girlfriend,  Kim Kardashian. Paired with animal print boots, her look is perfect for colder months.

7. Cassie: Fur Trench-Style Coat

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One of the interesting things about fur is the way it can be manipulated and presented in different styles. We are loving Cassie’s 2022 look to the  Buttah Skin By Dorion Renaud Holiday Pop-Up in NYC.

8. Ashanti: Fabulous Cropped Cream Fur

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Ashanti performed during the Times Square New Year’s Eve 2022 Celebration looking fabulous. This cropped cream coat and Russian-style hat is just one example of Ashanti’s fire looks. She and fur go together, real bad.

9. Mary J: Black and Grey Fur Coat

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Mary J. Blige attended her birthday party at the Cipriani Wall Street on January 14, 2023, in a glamorous black and grey collared fur. The dramatic outerwear was the perfect compliment to her sequins mini dress and bling jewelry.

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