Cardi B was charged with assault following allegations that she’d ordered an attack on two people at a New York strip club in August 2018.
Cardi B handed herself into police recently and has now been charged with assault and reckless endangerment followng claims she organised an attack on two barmaids at New York strip club Angels. Police say Cardi B and her entourage were at the club around 3am when she got into an argument with a 23-year-old woman who was bartending.
They say a fight broke out during which chairs, bottles and hookah water pipes were thrown, slightly injuring the bartender and another employee. Police say the rapper and about nine other people in her party fled, but she later agreed to turn herself in after being identified by the bartender. Investigators were exploring whether the fight involved a romantic dispute.
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The two barmaids who claim they were assaulted were sisters Jade and Baddie Gi and reports have suggested that Cardi ordered the attack because she believed that Jade had slept with her husband, Migos star Offset. Migos had been performing a show at the club and Cardi B was in attendance watching her husband when the alleged assault took place. Cardi B’s attourney Jeff Kern told waiting press outside the police station;
“We’re aware of no evidence that she caused anybody any harm on that night. We expect that the matter is going to be resolved expeditiously.”
Speaking out on behalf of the alleged victims, attourney Joe Tacopina said:
“Cardi B ordered and committed violent assaults against my clients, and is being called to justice for her crimes. Apparently, she thinks her celebrity status puts her above the law, since she has bragged to multiple people and on social media that she orchestrated these vicious attacks.”
He went on to add:
“But reality is setting in, as justice does not care whether her name is Cardi B or Carly B, and she will now answer for her crimes.”
Cardi is set to appear in court later this year and faces a trial to prove her innocence with many fans worried that Cardi could be sent to prison if she’s found guilty. The incident occurred about three weeks after Cardi B and Nicki Minaj were involved in an altercation that got physical at a New York Fashion Week party and left Cardi B with a mark on her head.
Video circulating on social media showed Cardi B lunging toward someone and being held back at a Harper’s Bazaar Icons event. Another video showed the rapper being escorted out of the event by security. Cardi B, wearing a voluminous red Dolce & Gabana gown, was seen leaving the party with what appeared to be a bump on her head. She was barefoot. She and Minaj have been rap rivals since Cardi B began achieving huge success over the past year.