Cardi B Fails To Show For Arraignment
The Blast has reported that Cardi B failed to show up for a court hearing on Monday (December 3rd) in Queens, New York. The judge in the case stated that if she is a no-show again, he will issue a warrant for her arrest. Cardi was scheduled to be arraigned today on charges of assault and reckless endangerment following an incident where she was allegedly involved in a strip club fight. The Queens County District Attorney’s Office said that because Cardi did not appear in court today, her arraignment was pushed back to Friday (December 7th). According to Page Six, the judge told Cardi’s attorney, Jeff Kern, "I want you to convey to her that it’s not acceptable that she’s not here today. You should inform her that if she doesn’t show up, that unless circumstances change, it’s very likely that the court will issue a bench warrant for her arrest." Kern told the judge, "As you probably know she is a fairly notable hip-hop artist. My client knew the date but there was a previously scheduled commitment for today and tomorrow." The prosecutor then said, "We want to treat this like any other case. We didn’t want to give preference because she is a big artist." The attorney responded to the judge and said, "Thank you, your honor. Message received loud and clear." He then said outside of the court house, "You all need to understand this is not about her saying, ‘Screw going to court. I got things to do. I’m important.’ She has managers, she has business people, she has things scheduled. So it’s not like we can just say, ‘Hey you got to come to court on Monday.’" In other news, according to Complex, a GIF of Cardi B from an appearance on the ‘Tonight Show,’ where she said "Okurrrrr" was the most popular GIF used this year via Giphy. A rep from the company said, "We know — it's hard to believe 2018 is almost over and, for us at Giphy, it's been one hell of a year. We're currently serving more than 7 billion GIFs and stickers to 500 million people every single day."