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Rapper Cardi B faces misdemeanor charges, potential prison after strip-club fight

On Behalf of | Oct 4, 2018 | Criminal Defense |

Cardi B, the “Bodack Yellow” rapper known for her aggressive, in-your-face style, is apparently aggressive in her personal life, too. She turned herself in to the NYPD on Monday for charges stemming from a violent altercation at a Queens strip club last August.

Cardi allegedly started the fight because she suspected that one of the club’s employees had slept with her husband, rapper Offset (who’s also the father of their three-month-old baby). The details surrounding the incident aren’t totally clear. But, according to a police spokesperson, it culminated in chairs being thrown around – as well as bottles and hookahs.

A history of brawling and shoe-throwing

This isn’t the first time the 25-year-old has gotten into trouble with her temper. During New York Fashion Week in September, she hurled a red stiletto at singer Nicki Minaj (but missed). And during her stint as a star of the reality TV show Love & Hip Hop: New York, she flung a shoe at a costar and started a fight with one of the dancers.

Potential prison time

For this latest incident, Cardi faces misdemeanor charges of assault and reckless endangerment. A conviction could land her in jail for up to a year. That prospect terrifies her, according to In Touch Weekly, as it would mean separation from her young daughter.

Still, the singer hasn’t let the charges slow her down. She was seen out shopping with her husband a few hours after being booked and released. And she’s currently in Miami prepping for the upcoming BET Awards; she’s up for consideration in a whopping 10 categories.

As for her straying husband, Offset is staying by Cardi’s side. Sources say he would be “crushed” if she ends up in prison.


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