Cardi B Admits To Strip Club Confrontation Charges
Cardi B admitted to a guilty plea to two misdemeanour charges on and acknowledged paying a friend $5,000 to beat a woman who worked at a Queens strip club in 2018.
The rapper from the Bronx did admit to third-degree assault and second-degree reckless endangerment as part of a plea deal that kept her out of jail. She was dressed in a tight cream-colored dress.
After exiting the courthouse, Cardi was asked how she was feeling, and she replied, “I feel like I look good.”
The 29-year-old hip-hop star was involved in an altercation with two bartender sisters during which she threw a hookah at one of them and gave instructions to a friend to attack the other for allegedly sleeping with her husband. She was given a three-year order of protection and was also required to complete 15 days of community service.
When Queens Supreme Court Justice Michelle Johnson inquired as to whether the artist understood the terms of her plea agreement, the artist mutely said, “Yes.”
Cardi, whose real name is Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar, also admitted to striking, ripping the bartender’s hair, and slamming her head into the bar during the August 2018 attack.
Twelve allegations, including two felonies for attempted assault, were made against her as a result of her involvement in the assault on the sisters Jade and Baddie G. at the Flushing strip club Angels.
On the artist waved briefly as she made her way into the courtroom while donning a substantial pair of tinted shades and telling reporters she was doing “Good.”
Before the hearing, she sat on a bench inside the courthouse, nervously tapping her foot, but she also spoke, laughed, and turned to greet reporters.
In 2020, she turned down a plea deal, and her lawyer, Drew Findling, asserted that she did so in an effort to simply go on with her life.
According to the Findling’s statement after the plea,”There are too many things that she has planned for her family, for her career and for the community and she just felt, quite honestly, that a three-week jury trial was going to be a distraction from the things that she felt was most important and so, hence, we made contact with the prosecution.”