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Cardi B Surrenders To Police, Faces Charges Over Violent Strip Club Fight
The rapper and eight of her companions are alleged to have been involved in a chair-throwing incident at a Queens strip club in August that reportedly left two bartenders injured.
Rapper and former reality star Cardi B turned herself in to police Monday morning over an alleged violent incident at a strip club earlier this year that she and members of her crew are accused of being involved in.
Cardi B and eight of her companions who were wanted in relation to the fight surrendered themselves to the New York Police Department at around 10 a.m., Billboard reports.
A spokesperson for the NYPD confirmed to the outlet that the 25-year-old rapper, whose legal name is Belcalis Almanzar, has been under investigation due to her alleged involvement in a brawl that took place at Angels Strip Club in Flushing, Queens, on August 29.
She is expected to be hit with reckless endangerment charges, as well as a desk-appearance ticket, according to ABC News.
Cardi and her crew are accused of throwing chairs and bottles at two of the club's bartenders, identified by TMZ as sisters Jade and Baddie Gi.
The women reportedly suffered serious injuries in the attack, and hired attorney Joe Tacopina in advance of a potential lawsuit against the rapper, according to TMZ.
Police told ABC News that while it is currently unclear if Cardi was personally involved in the fight, or if her companions injured others at the club by throwing chairs.
Cardi has yet to comment publicly on the incident.
The “Bodak Yellow” rapper made headlines last month after getting into a heated confrontation with fellow rapper Nicki Minaj at a New York Fashion Week party.
Fan-captured footage of the incident shows Cardi yelling threats at Minaj, at one point even taking off her shoe and attempting to throw it at the other woman.
Cardi was reportedly kicked out of the event, and was later photographed leaving the premises barefoot and sporting a sizeable lump on her head.
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