Cardi B Claps Back at TMZ Over Felony Indictment Report
Cardi B is putting TMZ on blast.
Earlier today, it was reported that Cardi was indicted on 14 charges, including two counts of felony attempted assault with intent to cause serious physical injury, in connection with her alleged involvement in a fight at a Queens strip club last year.
It wasn’t long after TMZ broke the story that Cardi came out swinging. She called out TMZ founder Harvey Levin (“You wrinkle fake tan bitch”) for going “out your way to report shit on people in the urban culture and even make shit up.”
In the since-deleted Instagram post, she claims that TMZ almost ran a false story about her being pregnant before her publicist squashed it. “Its crazy how 2 months ago my publicist had to go out her way to prove to you guys that I had surgery because you insisted that I was pregnant and you was going to reported it because a reliable source claim to tell you,” she said.
She also addressed the grand jury’s felony indictment, which reportedly includes charges of misdemeanor reckless endangerment, assault, criminal solicitation, conspiracy, and harassment.
“I never did jail time ,I don’t have NO CRIMINAL RECORD but they want to drag this case because they want fame and they want press .Waste people tax money on a bullshit case a MISDEMEANOR CASE,” she added. “I don’t understand how I been to court 6 times for a misdemeanor a fucking MISDEMEANOR and now you try to upgraded to a FELONY E the lowest of the low cause I refuse to agree to ya terms !!!”
Cardi was arrested in October for allegedly ordering an attack on bartender sisters, Rachel Wattley and Sarah Wattley aka Jade and Baddie Gi. The women claim they were injured when Cardi’s people threw bottles, chairs, and a hookah after Cardi accused Jade of sleeping with Offset.
The “Press” hitmaker continued to rip TMZ for highlighting negative instead of positive stories. “The prosecutors are in meetings talking about ‘she hangs with’ gang members’ but ya don’t MY CLEAN ASS RECORD , talk about all the private donations I gave that are in my bank statements, the charity events I perform for or how I got the keys for MARLBORO ,Brooklyn that my ‘Gang member ‘ friends arranged to give out coats something you white motherfuckers don’t do for the community.Ya don’t do shit to better the community but harass and oppress !”
Last month, Cardi rejected a plea deal before prosecutors decided to take the case to the grand jury. She was initially charged with two misdemeanor counts of reckless endangerment and one misdemeanor count of assault, but the charges were superseded by the grand jury indictment.
This not the first time Cardi has lashed out at the media. In April, she called out popular Instagram-based blog The Shade Room for its reporting of her husband Offset’s legal troubles.
Read her full note below.