Four days after facing potential arrest for skipping a court hearing, Cardi B appeared in a New York courtroom Friday (Dec. 7) for her alleged involvement in a strip club brawl.
During the August incident at Angels Strip Club in Queens, New York, Cardi allegedly ordered an attack on two of the venue’s female bartenders, one of whom was rumored to have had sex with Offset. The rapper’s crew allegedly threw bottles, chairs, and a hookah at the bartenders, resulting in injuries. She was charged with two misdemeanor counts of reckless endangerment and one misdemeanor count of assault.
Defendant Belcalis Almanzar – aka #CardiB – has been arraigned in #Queens Criminal Court. My office requested $2500 bail, but she was released on her own recognizance. The next court date is Jan. 31. Orders of protection were issued.
— Richard A. Brown (@QueensDABrown) December 7, 2018
On Friday, the judge ordered Cardi B to avoid contact with the bartenders, a spokesperson for the Queens District Attorney told CNN. Prosecutors had requested bail be set at $2500, but the judge released the “Bodak Yellow” rapper on her own recognizance. She is due back in court Jan. 31.
Her attorney, Jeff Kern, said she missed the previous court date due to a scheduling conflict. Cardi was seen shooting a video for City Girls’ “Twerk” in Miami on Monday.
Earlier today, she was nominated for five Grammys, including Album of the Year and Best Rap Album for her debut Invasion of Privacy.
When asked how it feels to be in court and Grammy nominated on the same day, Cardi told reporters, “I feel like, owww!”