Cardi B Pleads Guilty To Assault Charges In 2018 – Sentenced To Community Service


September 17, 2022

Cardi B pleaded guilty today to two counts of assault in a New York court, ending a case that began in 2019 when she was involved in two fights in 2018 at New York strip clubs.

The 29-year-old rapper pleaded guilty to third-degree assault and second-degree reckless endangerment.

The judge sentenced Cardi B to 15 days of community service.

The rapper was also given a three-year restraining order, while Cardi B is also ordered to pay the legal costs of the two women she allegedly assaulted, according to the Queens, New York, district attorney's office.

Cardi B said in a statement following her sentencing: “Part of growing up and maturing is being accountable for your actions. As a mother, it's a habit I try to instill in my children, but the example starts with me. I've made some bad decisions in my past, which I'm not afraid to face and admit."

"These moments do not define me and do not reflect who I am now. I can't wait to move on from this situation with my family and friends and get back to the things I love most – my music and my fans,” he added.

One of the incidents allegedly took place at the Angels Strip Club in Queens, New York in August 2018.

Two female bartenders at the strip club claimed Cardi B ordered her entourage to attack them with bottles and chairs, TMZ previously reported.

After being indicted by a jury in June 2019, Cardi B pleaded not guilty to two felony counts of attempted assault with intent to cause great bodily harm.

At the time, he also pleaded not guilty to various misdemeanor charges, including reckless endangerment, and misdemeanors, including harassment.

In December 2019, the court sat to examine whether Cardi B's social media posts showed that the attack was premeditated, but Instagram and Facebook did not respond to the subpoena.

Cardi B, whose real name is Belcalis Almánzar, was arrested in October 2018 for her role in a wild brawl that allegedly broke out at the Angels Strip Club in August of that year when one of the bartenders claimed she had sex with her rapper husband, Offset.