Cardi B Charged With Assault Following Strip Club Altercation
Cardi B was all smiles this afternoon (Oct. 1) as she walked out of a Queens police precinct after turning herself in to NYPD in connection to an assault of two bartenders back in August.
A spokesperson for the NYPD told CNN that in addition to the misdemeanor count of assault, the burgeoning rap star has been charged with two misdemeanor counts of reckless endangerment for her alleged involvement in a brawl at Angels Strip Club on Aug. 29.
According to bartenders Baddie Gi and Jade, Cardi ordered her crew to beat up the women after rumors spread that Jade had been sexually involved with the "Taki Taki" rhymer's husband, Offset.
The Bronx native was reportedly "throwing chairs, bottles and hookahs [smoking pipes] in the club at 3 a.m.," said the rep.
Jade claims she was hit with an ashtray by an associate of Cardi B two weeks prior to the club incident. She also says the rhymer accused her of having an affair with Offset in June when they crossed each other's paths in Atlanta.
"We're aware of no evidence that she caused anybody any harm on that night," Jeff Kern, an attorney representing Cardi B, told press outside the police precinct. "We expect that the matter is going to be resolved expeditiously."
Jade and Gi's lawyer Joe Tacopina issued a statement to TMZ about Cardi today. "She 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."
Nicki Minaj spoke on the incident after her and Cardi's violent bout during New York Fashion Week in September. "A woman cannot give your man pussy if he does not stick his dick in there," she rattled off. "Who are you mad at, sweetheart?"
Cardi's next court date is scheduled for Oct. 29.
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