Cardi B Due Back in NYC Court in Strip Club Ice Bucket Melee
Cardi B is due back before a New York City judge Thursday, about six weeks after she was ordered to stay away from the two sisters she’s accused of attacking in a strip club fight in Queens over the summer.
The “Bodak Yellow” singer faces a misdemeanor summons in connection with that fight. Surveillance video shows her picking up an ice bucket and throwing it at two sisters who were bartending, sources have told News 4.
Last month, the judge ordered Cardi B to have no contact whatsoever with the two sisters and issued an order of protection for them. He also warned Cardi B to “please be very careful” with social media.
When he asked if all that was clear, the rapper nodded.
Prosecutors had asked for bail to be set at $2,500 but the judge said he felt she was not a flight risk and released her on her own recognizance.
Her attorney, Jeff Kern, said in court at the time that his client has no criminal record. In the past, he has said he was “aware of no evidence that she caused anybody any harm.” Neither he nor Cardi B spoke after they left that day.
Born Belcalis Almanzar, and a former stripper herself, Cardi B was at the club in College Point because her then-husband Offset was performing with his hip-hop trio Migos, according to police. She and her entourage got into an argument around 3 a.m. Aug. 29 with the two sisters, according to a source directly connected to the two alleged victims, and total chaos allegedly broke out.
Cardi B apparently suspected one of the sisters was having an affair with Offset and had confronted the women, ages 21 and 23, in Atlanta on June 29, the sources said. The rapper announced in December she and Offset had split up.
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