Cardi B Facing Charges In Connection To Strip Club Brawl
Cardi B is scheduled to be arraigned next week in a New York courthouse on 14 charges related to a strip club brawl last year.
The Queens District Attorney’s Office confirmed on Friday morning that the rapper, whose real name is Belcalis Almánzar, has been indicted by a grand jury on charges that will remain sealed until her court appearance on Tuesday.
TMZ reported the charges include felony attempted assault with intent to cause serious physical injury, reckless endangerment, assault, criminal solicitation, conspiracy and harassment.
Cardi is accused of throwing chairs, bottles and a hookah at sisters Rachel Wattley, 21, and Sarah Wattley, 23, who work as bartenders at Angels strip club in Queens, on Aug. 29, 2018. The fracas allegedly started because Cardi believed one of the women had slept with her husband, Migos rapper Offset.
Last October, Cardi surrendered to police and was charged with two counts of reckless endangerment and one count of assault. She rejected a plea deal offer in April.
Cardi, a former stripper, will star with Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, Julia Stiles, Lili Reinhart and Keke Palmer in the movie Hustlers, an adaptation of a New York article by Jessica Pressler about former strip club workers who hatched a plan to steal from wealthy Wall Street clients in the late 2000s.