FLUSHING, NEW YORK CITY: Things aren’t looking great for Cardi B. The rapper, 25, turned herself into police on Monday morning ET time (Sunday night AEST time) over her involvement in an alleged premediated attack on two bar tenders at a Queens strip club in August.
The Bodak Yellow rapper surrendered at the 109th Precinct in Flushing just after 9.30am with heavy security in tow. Two bar tenders – sisters Jade and Baddie Gi – claim Cardi B ordered for them both to be attacked on August 29 while they were working at a strip club called Angels. There were allegations made the sisters had slept with the rapper’s husband, Offset. The couple welcomed a baby girl, Kulture, into the world in July.
Claims include the musician’s crew throwing chairs and bottles at the women causing bodily harm. They are now suing the Bronx-born star for damages. Cardi B has been charged with two counts of reckless endangerment and one count of assault and has been summoned for a court appearance on October 29.
She was all smiles after she left the police station.Her attorney said she was looking forward to clearing her name and that there was no evidence to suggest she caused the attacks.
The rapper also just got into a physical alternation with fellow rapper Nicki Minaj, 35, at the Harpers Bazaar Icons Party in New York in September. Cardi B allegedly started lashing out after Minaj reportedly talked negatively about her parenting skills, a move Naomi Campbell has labelled as “disappointing”.
Across the weekend, Cardi B performed at the 2018 Global Citizen Festival in New York’s Central Park and used stage time to encourage millennials to vote at the polls in November. “We need to vote,” she said. “Especially us, the millennials: under 25 and over 18. We need to vote. Last election we took it as a joke. Even me, I am not even gonna front. I thought, ‘Man, that person ain’t gonna win,’ and look at where we’re at now. We need to vote so we can change our community. We need someone that’s gonna represent us, that’s gonna protect us. Not someone that’s gonna put us in beef with everybody else!”