Cardi B Arrested Over Strip Club Brawl

Rapper was allegedly 'throwing chairs, bottles, and hookahs in the club at 3am'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 1, 2018 2:34 PM CDT
Singer and songwriter Cardi B is assisted by security guards as she leaves a police precinct Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in the Queens borough of New York. The rapper met with police as part of an investigation...   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

(Newser) – Cardi B turned herself in to New York police Monday morning and was arrested and charged over a fight at a strip club in the city Aug. 29. The rap superstar was at Angels Strip Club that night because Migos was performing; her husband, Offset, is a member of the hip-hop trio. Sources tell TMZ Cardi, who was released Monday after being fingerprinted and having her mugshot taken, has long had a problem with one of the bartenders, Jade, because she believed Jade once slept with Offset. Cardi allegedly confronted Jade and her sister, fellow bartender Baddie Gi, and then told her entourage to attack the women. Cardi, who just had a baby the month prior to the incident and also recently got into an alleged brawl with Nicki Minaj, was "throwing chairs, bottles, and hookahs in the club at 3am," a police spokesperson tells CNN. Both bartenders were assaulted, he says.

TMZ's sources say both women refused medical attention, and Cardi's lawyer says, "We're aware of no evidence that she caused anybody any harm on that night. We expect that the matter is going to be resolved expeditiously." One of TMZ's other sources says the alleged attack was actually "spontaneous," triggered by someone throwing a drink. But the lawyer for the alleged victims says "Cardi B ordered and committed violent assaults against my clients, and is being called to justice for her crimes. 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. But reality is setting in, as justice does not care whether her name is Cardi B or Carly B, and she will now answer for her crimes." The rapper was charged with assault and reckless endangerment, both misdemeanors, and is scheduled to be arraigned Oct. 29. (Read more Cardi B stories.)

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