Cardi B pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor assault charges today (September 15th) in a New York City court. She’s set receive a conditional discharge after 15 days of community service, The New York Times’ Joe Coscarelli reports.
One of the alleged incidents occurred at a strip club in Queens, New York, in August 2018. Two bartenders at the club alleged that Cardi B ordered members of her posse to attack them bottles, chairs, and a hookah. In June 2019, she was indicted on two felony charges for attempted assault with intent to cause serious physical injury; she pleaded not guilty. She also pleaded not guilty to various misdemeanor charges and violations from the alleged attack, including reckless endangerment and harrassment.
“Part of growing up and maturing is being accountable for your actions,” Cardi B wrote in a statement (via Pitchfork). As a mother, it’s a practice that I am trying to instill in my children, but the example starts with me. I’ve made some bad decisions in my past that I am not afraid to face and own up to. These moments don’t define me and they are not reflective of who I am now. I’m looking forward to moving past this situation with my family and friends and getting back to the things I love the most — the music and my fans.”
Back in July, Cardi B shared the single “Hot Shit,” which features Kanye West and Lil Durk. We named it our Song of the Week.
Cardi B, accompanied by Drew Findling, just pleaded guilty in Queens court to two misdemeanor charges stemming from two 2018 strip club fights — conditional discharge after 15 days of community service pic.twitter.com/g1oCphiUE4
— Joe Coscarelli (@joecoscarelli) September 15, 2022