Cardi B Arrested & Charged With Two Misdemeanors Over Strip Club Fight
By Peyton Blakemore
October 1, 2018
Cardi B was officially charged with two misdemeanors — reckless endangerment, and assault — on Monday (October 1), after turning herself in to police in connection to a fight at a Queens strip club in August, TMZ reports. Despite her arrest, Cardi was spotted leaving the police station all smiles after she got her mug shot and fingerprints taken.
As previously reported, the "Bodak Yellow" rapper, whose real name is Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, was charged for allegedly ordering an attack on two bartenders — sisters, Jade and Baddie Gi — at Angels Strip Club. The fight allegedly went down because Cardi believed one of the bartenders slept with her husband, Offset.
Joe Tacopina, the attorney for the alleged victims, told TMZ on Monday, "[Cardi] continues to threaten them and clearly thinks her celebrity status is going to get her out of this. But it doesn't matter if her name is Cardi B or Carl B ... if she commits violent assaults she will be brought to justice."
According to reports, the alleged beat down took place after Cardi, who was at the club to watch Migos perform, came "face-to-face" with the sisters at the club on August 29. Cardi is accused of telling her entourage to attack the women "with bottles, chairs and a hookah smoking device." While both women were injured during the alleged attack they refused medical attention.
A source told TMZ, Cardi denies claims that she incited the fight. The insider additionally claimed that the attack was "spontaneous," and was simply triggered after someone threw a drink.
Cardi is scheduled to be arraigned on October 29.
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