New York, NY – Cardi B was in a New York City courthouse on Friday morning (April 19) to address the alleged strip club beatdown that occurred last August. But the Grammy Award-winning rapper left without finalizing the case.
According to TMZ, she rejected the prosecutors’ plea deal which included pleading guilty to a misdemeanor with a conditional discharge. Although she wouldn’t receive any jail time, Cardi would have to stay out of trouble.
Before prosecutors could even disclose the full terms of the deal, Cardi was done with the hearing.
Cardi turned herself in to authorities last October for allegedly ordering the assault of strip club bartenders Baddie Gi and Jade. The Bronx firecracker reportedly believed Jade had slept with her husband Offset.
As a result, a judge issued protective orders for the two women.
[This article has been updated. The original version was posted on December 7, 2018 and can be found below.]
Cardi B was a no-show in court on Monday (December 3). She was expected to appear before a judge to address the allegation she ordered the assault of two strip club bartenders. Consequently, a judge threatened to arrest the “Bodak Yellow” mastermind if she didn’t show up to court for her next hearing.
On Friday (December 7), Cardi braved a photog gauntlet as she was escorted into a New York City courthouse. Although prosecutors initially wanted bail to be set at $2,500, the judge ultimately released her without bail and didn’t deem her a flight risk, according to
However, the judge did order the platinum-selling star to stay away from the bartenders, Baddie Gi and Jade, and issued protective orders for the alleged victims. Cardi is also barred from making threats or comments on social media about the bartenders.
The bartenders’ attorney Joe Tacopina — who also represented Meek Mill — told TMZ Cardi’s no-show earlier this week was “blatantly defiant and disrespectful.” He thinks she’s getting preferential treatment because of her celebrity status.
Meanwhile, Cardi was in Miami working on her next video with City Girls.
But Tacopina wasn’t impressed, saying: “She decided not to show up for court because it was more important to take photos in a bikini in Miami. If any other defendant did that there would be a warrant issued for their arrest immediately.”
The two bartenders are reportedly “very angry” Cardi didn’t follow through.
Cardi B turns herself into police for allegedly ordering an attack on 2 bartenders at Angels Strip Club in Queens NY. pic.twitter.com/YdtWjXU1a4
— HipHopDX (@HipHopDX) October 1, 2018
The alleged incident occurred inside the Angels Strip Club in Queens, New York back in August. Cardi reportedly believed Jade slept with her Migos husband Offset, so she allegedly had her beat up.
Cardi was arrested in October after turning herself in to authorities.