Cardi B has pleaded guilty to two counts of assault, officially ending her three-year trial.
A New York judge sentenced the rapper to 15 days of community service after pleading guilty to third-degree assault and second-degree reckless endangerment. The other 10 charges were dismissed.
According to the Queens Attorney’s Office, the “WAP” rapper also received three years of full legal protection for the two victims and court costs.
In August 2018, Cardi B — real name Belcalis Almanzar — was involved in two incidents at Angels Strip Club in Queens.
TMZ previously reported that the two bartenders claimed the Grammy winner instructed her staff to attack her with chairs and bottles.
However, in a 2019 grand jury indictment, Cardi B pleaded not guilty to two counts of attempted assault with intent to cause bodily harm.
She also pleaded not guilty to a variety of misdemeanor charges, including molestation and reckless endangerment.
The court also met in December 2019 to consider whether previous social media posts suggested the attack was premeditated. But Facebook and Instagram declined subpoenas for the requested content.
Following the plea deal, Cardi B tweeted “Puuuurrrrrr” along with four photos of herself in her court attire: A white bodycon dress and large sunglasses.
She also released a statement too entertainment tonight which read: “Part of growing up and maturing is being accountable for your actions. As a mother, I try to teach my children this practice, but the example starts with me.”
She added: “I’ve made some bad decisions in my past that I’m not afraid to face and admit. These moments don’t define me and they don’t reflect who I am now. I look forward to getting through this situation with my family and friends and getting back to the things I love most – music and my fans.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/cardi-b-assault-charge-community-service-b2168741.html Cardi B gets community service after pleading guilty to assault at a strip club in 2018