And a year later in 2018, at New York Fashion Week at Harper’s Bazaar Icons party, Cardi B got into a physical altercation with rapper Nicki Minaj. According to eye witnesses during Cardi B, once again, threw a red shoe at Nicki before she was escorted out by security.
However shoes and jobs associated with shoes are not as offensive as they used to be in the west.
Thanks to shows like Sex and the City, and the shoe obsessed Carrie Bradshaw played by Sarah Jessica Parker, shoes have become a mark of empowerment.
In the world of fashion, which has seeped into main stream thinking, shoes are seen as symbols of status and power, shoemakers and designers are artists and those who can afford these works of art are privileged collectors.
This fashion, shoe obsessed, world is the one Bella comes from.
So, is it unfair of people to assume that Bella should know how offensive, kicking her heels up in the air would be?
Bella was raised in California, her mother is Dutch model Yolanda Hadid and her father is Real Estate developer Mohamed Hadid.
Her father was born in Nazareth during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, before fleeing to Syria with his family when he was 18-months-old. As we mentioned, Bella along with Ggig, have both been openly proud of their Arab and Palestinian roots.
In December 2017, after Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Bella publically condemned the decision on social media writing: