Cardi B allegedly planned a strip club attack on two bartending sisters because she believed one of the women was sleeping with her husband, according to new court documents.
The “Bodak Yellow” rapper pleaded not guilty Tuesday to two felony charges of attempted assault, but prosecutors believe the Bronx-born entertainer planned the brawl in the days leading up to the attacks and talked about paying two people for the beating, according to The New York Post.
They allege that during the brawl in August 2018, Cardi B, whose real name is Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar, hurled a hookah and bottles of champagne at the bartenders — having planned in advance the time and day of the attack.
Members of her crew, co-defendants Tawana Jackson-Morel and Jeffrey Bush, are also facing misdemeanor assault charges stemming from the brawl in Angels Gentleman’s Club, according to The New York Daily News.
The alleged motivation for the attack? Cardi supposedly believed one of two sisters working at the strip club’s bar had sex with her husband, Offset.
The violence between the rapper’s crew and sisters Rachel Wattley, 21, known as “Baddie Gi” and Sarah Wattley, 23, known as “Jade,” allegedly began the night of August 15, when Jackson-Morel grabbed Rachel Wattley by the hair and slammed her head into the bar after ordering a drink from her, according to the Queens District Attorney’s Office.
Prosecutors said that Bush recorded the planned attack.
Two weeks later the sisters were allegedly attacked again when Jackson-Morel threw a drink in Sarah Wattley’s face and Cardi and Bush threw the liquor bottles. Rachel Wattley was also once again pulled into the violence when the trio began to punch and kick her, prosecutors said.
“The victims allegedly had glass bottles hurled at them, alcoholic drinks thrown in their faces and one woman’s head was slammed into the bar,” Acting Queens District Attorney John Ryan said in a statement obtained by The Post.
Her attorney Drew Findling said he believes his client will receive a "positive outcome" in the case.
"I know Cardi on a personal level. I know Cardi as a wife, as a mother, as a daughter, as a sister," he said.
The star already turned down a plea deal offer from prosecutors after initially being charged with misdemeanors. A grand jury would later bring back the more serious charges.
She’s slated to appear in court again on September 9, CBS News reports.
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