Cardi B in court over Queens strip club brawl

Angelo Anderson
December 8, 2018

Cardi B was in court to answer for her arraignment hearing on misdemeanor charges relating to an August incident where she allegedly ordered an assault on two bartenders employed at a NY strip club.

The Bronx native is accused of ordering an attack on two bartenders at a Queens strip club back in August, one of whom she believed slept with her husband, rap artist Offset.

As Cardi B was facing the music in court Friday, her name was being announced during the Grammy nominations. Her lawyer maintained that she didn't harm anyone.

The court has issued orders of protection against the platinum rapper in a case involving a melee at a NY strip club, reports AP. They say a fight broke out during which chairs, bottles and hookah pipes were thrown, slightly injuring the woman and another employee.

The Bodak Yellow rapper is ending the week on a high after earning five Grammy nominations this year, including album of the year for her debut record Invasion of Privacy, record of the year for I Like It, best pop duo/group performance for Girls Like You with Maroon 5, best rap performance for Be Careful and best rap album.

Her five-minute appearance in the Queens courtroom came four days after she failed to turn up as requested on Monday, leading prosecutors to demand a $2,500 bail. She did not speak as she left the courthouse amid a mad media scramble and got into a black Escalade with darkened windows. She is due back in court January 31.

Investigators were exploring whether the fracas involved a romantic dispute.

The judge issued orders of protection against the rapper who was obeying a summons issued on October 1 for misdemeanor reckless endangerment and assault.

On Friday, the judge ordered Cardi B to avoid contact with the bartenders, a spokesperson for the Queens District Attorney told CNN. Another video showed Cardi B being escorted out of the event by security.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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