A grand jury at Queens has allegedly indicted Cardi B above a brawl that happened at a New York strip club this past year.
While the charges weren’t immediately understood, TMZ reported the singer faced several charges that comprised two felonies.
A source with knowledge of the situation told ABC News the indictment won’t be unsealed before her arraignment, that is scheduled for Tuesday, June 25.
The situation goes back to August if Cardi was detained for allegedly ordering an assault on Angels Strip Club bartenders Jade and Baddie Gi. Cardi alleged that Jade slept with her husband, rapper Offset. The girls claimed they were hurt during an episode when Cardi’s people started throwing bottles and chairs. Cardi confronted misdemeanor assault and reckless endangerment charges following the girls pressed charges.
Records obtained by Entertainment Tonight disclosed that among the girls claimed a beverage supposedly pitched her by somebody belonging to Cardi’s entourage struck her in the face and caused itching, burning and temporary blindness.
The grand jury indicted the rapper on a total of 14 charges, together with both felony charges being tried attack with intent to cause serious bodily harm. TMZ reported that additional fees comprise misdemeanor reckless endangerment, assault and criminal solicitation.
Cardi initially confronted assault and reckless endangerment, but she refused a plea bargain from the Queens District Attorney’s office in October. Had she accepted the bargain and plead guilty into the fees, she’d have had to steer clear of trouble for quite a while, but she wouldn’t have faced jail time. But as she rejected that bargain, all bets are off.
Resources for the prosecution advised TMZ last month they opted to present the case to the jury due to information that they found while conducting an investigation. They didn’t explain what that advice was.
Cardi B Indicted By Grand Jury for Felonies in Strip Club Brawl https://t.co/291DzLWeiy
— TMZ (@TMZ) June 21, 2019
After Cardi’s initial arrest, Joe Tacopina, attorney for one of the bartenders, said that Cardi was not above the law.
“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,” he said, per TMZ.
TMZ noted that Cardi did not appear too concerned because she made an appearance at the ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Music Awards in Beverly Hills with Offset on Thursday night, where she happened to win an award for Songwriter of the Year.