Cardi B Pleads Not Guilty To Felony Charges
By Peyton Blakemore
June 25, 2019
Cardi B pled not guilty to 12 charges, including two felonies, on Tuesday (June 25).
According to Entertainment Tonight, the "Press" rapper entered her plea inside a Queens courthouse just days after a grand jury chose to indict her. A courtroom observer told ET, Cardi "was herself, even in the courtroom. She was fidgeting with her long pink nails. She didn’t look upset. She had a grin on her face like she always does."
As previously reported, Cardi was indicted on multiple charges on Friday (June 21) in connection to a fight at a Queens strip club in August. The 26-year-old rapper, whose real name is Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, was initially charged with two misdemeanors— reckless endangerment, and assault — for allegedly ordering an attack on the two bartenders — sisters Jade and Baddie G — at Angels Strip Club. (The fight reportedly went down because Cardi believed one of the bartenders slept with her husband, Offset) However, after "further investigation," the grand jury indicted Cardi on 12 charges, including 2 counts of felony attempted assault with intent to cause serious physical injury, TMZ reports. The other charges included misdemeanor reckless endangerment, assault, criminal solicitation, conspiracy, and harassment.
Despite the multiple charges against her, Cardi reportedly assured fans that she won't be going to jail while at a Los Angeles concert on Saturday (June 22), ahead of the 2019 BET Awards. "I ain't going to jail," she told fans, per Page Six. "F**k you mean? I ain't going to jail, I got a daughter!"
The next hearing in the case is reportedly set for September 9. Cardi is not required to appear in person.
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