Cardi B will officially face charges for her alleged connection to a massive strip club brawl that occurred in August.
The 25-year-old rapper, who turned herself in to police on Monday, has since been charged with two misdemeanors counts of reckless endangerment and one misdemeanor count of assault, the New York Police Department confirmed to CNN. She is reportedly scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 29.
Cardi B, born Belcalis Almánzar, is suspected of having orchestrated an attack on two bartenders employed at the Angels Strip Club in Flushing, New York on Aug. 29. A spokesman for the NYPD told CNN that Cardi B is alleged to have “[thrown] chairs, bottles and hookahs [smoking pipes] in the club at 3 a.m.” Eight of her companions who are also suspected of having been involved in the fight surrendered to police on Monday alongside Cardi B.
The bartenders targeted during the attack were identified by TMZ as sisters Jade and Baddie Gi. The outlet reported that the pair hired an attorney, Joe Tacopina, in preparation of possibly filing a lawsuit against the “Bodak Yellow” rapper over the alleged assault, as well as in relation to another attack that the two claim Cardi B is also behind and which occurred prior to the Aug. 29 fight.
Tacopina said in a statement released to CNN on Monday that Cardi B “ordered and committed violent assaults” against the two women and will be “called to justice” for her alleged crimes.
“Apparently, she thinks her celebrity status puts her above the law, since she has bragged to multiple people and on social media that she orchestrated these vicious attacks,” Tacopina said. “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.”
Cardi B’s attorney Jeff Kern told reporters on Monday that he expected the matter to be resolved quickly, according to CNN.
“We’re aware of no evidence that she caused anybody any harm on that night,” Kern said. “We expect that the matter is going to be resolved expeditiously.”
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