Nicki Minaj attends the Harper's BAZAAR "ICONS by Carine Roitfeld" party at The Plaza on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, New York. Picture: AP

Nicki Minaj has subtly been liking her followers' messages of support on Twitter following her scuffle with Cardi B at New York Fashion Week.

The rappers were involved in a scuffle at the Harper's Bazaar ICONS party last week, where Cardi, 25, allegedly approached Nicki and accused her of badmouthing her and disparaging her skills as a mother. 

'I Like It' hitmaker Cardi reportedly launched a shoe at her 35-year-old rival before she was stopped by the latter's security.

Though Cardi has commented directly on the incident, Nicki has carried on as usual on social media, but opted instead to subtly react to the many messages taking her side in the feud. 

One of the messages of support Nicki hit the like button on, read: "@NICKIMINAJ you know we love you more than anything. We will ALWAYS protect and defend you no matter what. (sic)"

And another read: "Nicki would never talk about a innocent child. But just like sis said Y'all paint her out to be the bad guy. (sic)"

Following the scuffle, Cardi took to Instagram to slam Nicki.

She posted: "I've let a lot of sh*t slide. I let you sneak diss me. I let you lie on me. I let you attempt to stop my bags, f**k up the way I eat!

You've threatened other artists in the industry, told them if they work with me you'll stop f**king with them! I let you talk big s**t about me. I addressed you once in person, I addressed you a second time in person and every time you copped a plea!! But when you mention my child, you choose to like comments about me as a mother, make comments about my abilities to take care of my daughter is when all bets are f***ing off! I've worked too hardand come too far to let anybody f**k with my success!!! Bitches talk all that sh*t in they raps but in real life they p**sy. This s**t really is for entertainment. (sic)"

It was recently reported that eyewitnesses thought Cardi and Nicki "might hug it out" before they started fighting at New York Fashion Week.

A party guest said: "It all happened 20 seconds after Kelly Rowland left Nicki Minaj - she was in between them. She said hi to both of them first. [I thought they] might hug it out [and then] it all went down.

"Cardi walked towards Nicki and all of a sudden Cardi started screaming something about her child. She was yelling, 'Bitch you feisty. Bitch don't talk s**t about my child' at Nicki."