Cardi B In Court To Plead Not Guilty To Strip Club Assault: "I Ain't Going To Jail."
After twerking her way into our news feeds earlier this week, Cardi B put on another show as she appeared in court on Tuesday. The 'I Like It' rapper pleaded not guilty to multiple charges of assault related to an alleged brawl in a strip club in New York City.
Cardi B, whose real name is Belcalis Almanzar, seemed to be in high spirits despite claims that two women got in a fight with her and two others.
Taking place at the New York Supreme Court, she entered a plea regarding a 12-count indictment, including charges of assault, harassment, conspiracy and second-degree reckless endangerment.
Cardi took the time to pose with supportive fans who'd patiently waited outside the court holding signs displaying messages like 'free Cardi B'.
Acting Queens District Attorney John M Ryan said in a statement after Cardi B's plea: "The defendants in this case are accused of two premeditated attacks on two women working at a club in Queens last summer.
"The victims allegedly had glass bottles hurled at them, alcoholic drinks thrown in their faces and one woman's head was slammed into the bar. This kind of violence won't be tolerated in our community. The defendants will be held accountable for their alleged actions."
Originally Cardi was charged with two misdemeanor counts of reckless endangerment and one misdemeanor count of assault. She rejected a plea deal which would have granted her a conditional discharge in return for pleading guilty to a single misdemeanor which prompted persecutors to escalate the case to a grand jury.
Before Cardi scooped up best album for her debut 'invasion of privacy' at last weekend's BET Awards, he claimed insisted: "I ain't going to jail, I got a daughter."
After the awards, she was caught twerking with Stefflon Don in a memorable video on Instagram.
This isn't the first time that Cardi has been involved in a high-profile conflict. Ever since March 2017, an intense rivalry with fellow rapper Nicki Minaj has been brewing. Cardi reportedly got into a physical altercation with Nicki at the Haarper's Bizarre's party at New York Fashion Week.
According to TMZ, Cardi approached Nicki's table aiming to resolve their issues amicably. However after being elbowed in the face, Cardi then attempted to fight and also threw her shoe into the melee.
After Cardi's court appearance she filmed herself and her daughter, Kulture, relaxing on a private jet and continued to promote the music video for her new single, Press, which is out today.