Cardi B pleads not guilty to new charges in strip club brawl

Angelo Anderson
June 26, 2019

Rapper Cardi B pleaded not guilty to felony charges stemming from an alleged attack on a bartender at a Queens strip club. The female rapper pleads not guilty to the charges laid against her.

Previously, Cardi denied the allegations against her and accused the sisters of seeking publicity. They said a fight broke out in which chairs, bottles and hookah pipes were thrown, causing minor injuries to the woman and another employee. But in April, the rapper, whose real name is Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, rejected a plea deal, which would have granted her a conditional discharge in return for pleading guilty to a single misdemeanor.

Check out footage of Cardi arriving to the courthouse in Queens above.

The grand jury has indicted Cardi on 14 charges, including 2 counts of felony attempted assault with intent to cause serious physical injury.

Cardi B left the Queens court on Tuesday by a side door, wearing a somber expression, briefly waving to fans before she got in a black SUV without speaking to press. We all know how probation goes when it comes to celebrities; you have to stay squeaky clean or face years in prison. "We understood it was a possibility". "I know Cardi as a wife, as a mother, as a daughter, as a sister".


Cardi was arrested in October a year ago after it was claimed that she'd ordered an attack on bartenders and sisters Jade and Baddie G - who claim they were injured during the alleged brawl when Cardi's people began throwing bottles and chairs - after mistakingly accusing Jade of sleeping with her husband Offset. "It'll ultimately be a positive outcome in favor of Cardi". Her two co-defendants also pleaded not guilty.

CNN has contacted representatives for Cardi B for additional comment.

In an indictment made public Tuesday, Queens prosecutors claimed that Cardi B and Jackson-Morel used social media to coordinate an August 15 attack on a 21-year-old bartender and discussed money payments to people who carried it out.

Just after the arraignment the intensely scrutinized rap star announced on Twitter the Wednesday release of her music video for her latest hit "Press", in which she voices exasperation with the media.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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