What to Know
- Rapper Cardi B has been indicted in connection with an August fight at a strip club in Queens
- Surveillance video shows her picking up an ice bucket and throwing it at two women working at the club during the wild melee
- Earlier this year, a judge issued an order of protection against Cardi B and told her to have no contact whatsoever with the two sisters
Cardi B has been indicted on unspecified charges in connection with a fight at a New York City strip club last summer where she allegedly attacked two bartending sisters, the Queens district attorney's office confirmed Friday.
The entire case remains sealed until the Grammy-winning rapper's scheduled arraignment on Tuesday, but the Associated Press reports the charges include felony attempted assault and various lesser offenses. Also indicted: two friends of hers who allegedly were involved in the fray.
The indictment comes just about two months after the "Bodak Yellow" singer declined a plea deal to an A misdemeanor -- one that essentially would have gotten her off scot-free if she stayed out of trouble -- in connection with the August 2018 indicent in Queens.
Surveillance video shows her picking up an ice bucket and throwing it at two sisters who were bartending, sources have told News 4. Sources have said Cardi B suspected one of the sisters was involved with her then-husband Offset.
In a previous hearing, a judge had ordered Cardi B to have no contact whatsoever with the two sisters and issued an order of protection for them. He also warned Cardi B to "please be very careful" with social media.
When he asked if all that was clear, the rapper nodded.
Cardi B's attorney, Jeff Kern, said in court at the time that his client has no criminal record. In the past, he has said he was "aware of no evidence that she caused anybody any harm."
It wasn't immediately clear if he had an updated statement ahead of her expected arraignment on the indictment charges. Cardi B is due back in court Tuesday.
Born Belcalis Almanzar, and a former stripper herself, Cardi B was at the club in College Point because Offset was performing with his hip-hop trio Migos, according to police. She and her entourage got into an argument around 3 a.m. Aug. 29 with the two sisters, according to a source directly connected to the two alleged victims, and total chaos allegedly broke out.
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Cardi B apparently suspected one of the sisters was having an affair with Offset and had confronted the women, ages 21 and 23, in Atlanta on June 29, the sources said. The rapper announced in December she and Offset had split up, though they have since reconciled.