Rapper Cardi B was arrested and charged with two misdemeanors after an altercation at a strip club in Queens, New York.
Cardi was at Angels Strip Club on August 29 since her husband Offset was performing with Migos. She allegedly told her posse to attack two bartenders with bottles, chairs, and a hookah smoking device. Although the two women were hurt, they did not seek medical attention.
According to TMZ, sources close to the case said that Cardi allegedly ordered an attack on two bartenders, but others say the attack was “spontaneous” and was “triggered” after someone threw a drink. It is known that Cardi had long-standing beef with the bartender sisters Jade and Baddi Gi; she believed Jade had affairs with Offset.
The rapper turned herself in to police yesterday, leading to her arrest. She was charged with misdemeanors of assault and reckless endangerment. The Washington Post reported that she received a desk appearance ticket, so she will be released and is due to appear before authorities at a later date.
“Cardi B ordered and committed violent assaults against my clients, and is being called to justice for her crimes,” lawyer Joe Tacopina, who represents the two bartenders, said. “Apparently, she thinks her celebrity status puts her above the law. 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.”
Jeff Kern, Cardi’s lawyer, told reporters outside the station that they are “not aware of any evidence that she caused anybody any harm at the club that night.”
“We expect that the matter is going to be resolved expeditiously,” Kern said.
Cardi was supposed to support Bruno Mars earlier this year on his 24K Magic World Tour, but she rescinded her appearance after giving birth to her first child, Kulture. Her debut studio record, Invasion of Privacy, dropped earlier this year and stole the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200. The LP features smash-hits “Bodak Yellow,” “I Like It,” and “Be Careful.”