The rapper, real name Belcalis Almanzar, faced misdemeanour charges which stemmed from a brawl at a club in August last year, when she allegedly threw bottles and chairs at two bartenders.
According to Reuters, Cardi has pleaded not guilty today (June 25) at the New York Supreme Court in the borough of Queens in a 30-minute hearing.
According to TMZ, the grand jury indicted Cardi on 14 charges, including 2 counts of felony attempted assault with intent to cause serious physical injury. Other charges include misdemeanor reckless endangerment, assault, criminal solicitation, conspiracy and harassment.
She previously rejected a plea offer from the Queens district attorney’s office over the incident.
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It was previously alleged that she ordered members of her entourage to attack two of the club’s bartenders – sisters Jade and Baddie Gi – using bottles and furniture.
As TMZ also reports, Jade Gi suggested the attack was linked to Cardi B’s suspicion that Jade had a physical relationship with the rapper’s husband, Migos’ Offset.
Reports say that both bartenders were injured but refused medical attention. Cardi B claims that the incident was a “spontaneous” brawl sparked by a thrown drink.
The lawyer for the alleged victims, Joe Tacopina, told TMZ: “[Cardi B] 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.”