Cardi B is Unbothered by Felony Indictments

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Cardi B was just indicted by a New York grand jury for allegedly ordering an attack on two women in a Queens bar in 2018. Now, she’s facing 2 felonies for intent to cause serious physical injury, as well as six misdemeanors and six violations. Prosecutors say they have found new evidence, which caused them to refer the case to the grand jury.

This is unfortunate for Cardi, real name Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, as she previously was offered a plea deal that would have only received a slap on the wrist for the previous misdemeanor assault and reckless endangerment charges she was originally charged with. She turned down the offer back in April that would have resulted in conditional discharge from pleading guilty to one misdemeanor. While she had only been initially charged with the two charges, the grand jury indictment replaced those charges with the new 14-count indictment. The full count list is still sealed, but it will be made public at her next hearing.

The incident started at Angels Strip Club in Queens. Cardi and her crew allegedly got into it with two women, bartenders Jade and Baddie G, accusing one of sleeping with her husband, Offset. Chairs and other things were allegedly thrown at the women, and they were treated on site for minor injuries. Cardi’s legal team insists Cardi never laid a hand or injured anyone, though prosecutors say she ordered the violence. Cardi’s attorney Jeff Kern said that he is “aware of no evidence” that Cardi “caused anybody any harm.” Still, surveillance video from the bar allegedly shows Cardi throwing an ice bucket at the women.

It also didn’t help that Cardi skipped a December hearing in the case over prior commitments she said she couldn’t change (her music video shoot in Miami). The judge gave her an extension but also warned her to watch herself and be sure to be present to avoid a warrant. She also warned her to be cautious of her word choices on social media.

Cardi B was acting fully unbothered by the change in her case’s status over the weekend as she attended the AASCAP Rhythm and Soul Music Awards in Beverly Hills. Offset joined her at the event as well. She won the award for Best Songwriter of the Year.

She has a court date June 25th, where she is set to be arraigned on the charges. Check back for updates on this developing story.

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