During New York Fashion Week, there was a lot going on off the runway. After Cardi B threw her shoe at Nicki Minaj, rumors began to spread that R&B veterans Mary J. Blige and Faith Evans got into a physical altercation during Diddy’s party in the Hamptons. Though their is no video evidence or photos of any celebs attending the party, twitter gave this story life.
If you were waiting for video footage of the brawl, you can stop because the story isn’t true. The Executive Vice President of Communications from Combs Entertainment confirmed with Heavy that this story is “completely fabricated.” A representative for Faith Evans also confirmed with Hollywood Life that there was no brawl and in fact, Diddy didn’t even have a party for New York Fashion Week. The rep says they have “no idea how this rumor started.”
Evans and Blige have over 20 years of history, and it hasn’t all been good. They began working together after Diddy signed Evans to Bad Boy Entertainment in the early 90s. They even recorded a duet together for the Faith album. But after Blige wanted her vocals removed from the track, she and Evans weren’t on good terms. Blige then became close with Lil’ Kim, who had an ongoing affair with the Notorious B.I.G while he was married to Evans. In her book, Keep the Faith: A Memoir, she spoke about how she ran into Mary J. Blige in the late 2000s and there was no bad blood.
It’s good news that there was no fight. The only thing any of us would like to hear happening between R&B royalty is new music.