Cardi B: Arrested for Assault!
Cardi B often talks about violence.
Remember the time she threatened to straight up murder Nicki Minaj?
But the artist now finds herself in a potentially huge amount of trouble due to an incident at a New York City strip club on August 29 in which she’s accused of inciting actual violence.
Cardi B turned herself into authorities in the Big Apple on Monday morning and was subsequently arrested and charged with two misdemeanors, assault and reckless endangerment.
She posed for mug shot taken and was fingerprinted; the whole bax of legal wax and everything.
The rapper is scheduled to be arraigned on October 29.
The arrest stems from the allegation that Cardi organized an attack on two bartenders (sisters Jade and Baddie Gi) at Angels Strip Club Queens, an incident during which both women were injured, but refused medical treatment.
So they clearly were not badly injured.
The siblings have a longstanding beef with Cardi because the superstar believes Jade slept with Cardi’s husband, Offset.
(Offset, of course, had three kids prior to getting together with Cardi has admittedly cheated on Cardi as well; so let’s hope she doesn’t start feuds with every woman who has ridden Offset raw. It may take a very long while.)
As The Hollywood Gossip wrote about this summer, Cardi B is accused of ordering members of her entourage to hurl bottles and chairs in the direction of the aforementioned bartenders.
Jade has said that five people close to Cardi also attacked her two weeks prior to this strip club confrontation.
Back in June, meanwhile, Cardi reportedly got in the faces of Jade and Baddie G at a hotel in Atlanta.
A source close to Cardi tells TMZ the attack was “spontaneous” and was triggered after someone threw a drink.
They say nothing was premeditated and that the singer didn’t enter the establishment with an intent on seeking revenge against one of Offset’s previous sexual conquests.
But a lawyer for the alleged victims has said the following of Cardi B:
“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.”
Conversely, Jeff Kern, an attorney for the rapper, said outside a police station in Queens today that he’s “aware of no evidence” that Cardi B “caused anybody any harm.”
The artist just performed at the Global Citizen Festival in New York’s Central Park on Saturday and turned herself in at the Flushing precinct a little before 10 a.m., according to local news outlets.
Her face was covered by several umbrellas as she left a vehicle and walked inside; she did not respond to reporters’ questions.
Cardi notoriously went after Minaj at a New York City Fashion event just under a month ago, as you can see here:
This is a woman who is clearly not afraid to get physical.
And who is apparently triggered by New York City for some reason.
We’ll update this story with more news and/or information when it breaks.