Cardi B turned herself in to police Monday in New York City, where she was arrested and charged with two misdemeanor counts in connection with an August strip club brawl.
The I Like It rapper was charged with two misdemeanors — assault and reckless endangerment — for allegedly hurling items at two female bartenders, identified as sisters Jade and Baddie Gi.
Cardi B, real name Belcalis Almánzar, smiled and waved to fans as she left an NYPD precinct in Queens. She was issued a “desk appearance ticket,” and must appear in court on Oct. 29, according to ABC7 New York.
Police said Cardi B, 25, and her entourage were at Angels Strip Club on Aug. 29., when the fight broke out. Chairs and bottles were reportedly thrown, causing injuries to employees’ feet and legs.
The incident may have been over a romantic liaison involving Cardi B’s husband, rapper Offset.
The two bartenders are now represented by attorney Joseph Tacopina.
“Cardi B ordered and committed violent assaults against my clients and is being called to justice for her crimes,” Tacopina said in a statement. “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.”
Cardi B’s lawyer, Jeff Kern, disputed the claims.
“We are aware of no evidence that she caused anybody any harm from that night,” Kern told reporters outside the police station. “We expect the matter to be resolved expeditiously.”
The confrontation occurred about three weeks after Cardi B and Nicki Minaj got into an altercation at a New York Fashion Week party.