×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Cardi B Shows Up for Court, Just in Time for Grammy Nominations

UPDATED: After failing to appear at a scheduled court hearing on Monday and incurring a warning from the judge, Cardi B showed up in a New York courtroom Friday morning — at the same time she earned five Grammy nominations — for her arraignment over misdemeanor charges against her stemming from a fight in a New York strip club last summer.

Although prosecutors requested that her bail be set at $2,500, the judge released her with no bail and stated that he didn’t feel the rapper was a flight risk, according to TMZ. He did warn Cardi to have no contact with sisters Baddie Gi and Jade, the two bartenders who were involved in an altercation with her security at the strip club.

Cardi was charged in October with two misdemeanors for allegedly ordering an attack on the bartenders at Angels Strip Club in the New York City borough of Queens on August 29. Cardi apparently believed one of the women had slept with her husband, rapper Offset (she announced earlier this week that they have separated). The women were reportedly injured but declined medical treatment.

Cardi is scheduled to be back in court next month. As she made her way through the crowd to the courtroom, she reportedly asked, “Am I this famous?”

Variety spoke with Cardi’s attorney, Jeff Kern, after her no-show in court on Monday, and pointed out that today’s hearing was at the same time as the announcement of Grammy nominations. “Maybe we’ll announce them in open court,” he joked. “I’m gonna bring the judge in on that: ‘Judge, you have a very rare opportunity,’” he laughed.

The rapper found out about her nominations from reporters as she left the court, asking how many she’d gotten and then responding with a definitively Cardi response (see below).

Cardi is scheduled to appear at the New York station Z100’s Jingle Ball tonight, along with fellow Grammy nominees Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, Dua Lipa, Alessia Cara, Bebe Rexha and more.

 

 

 

Popular on Variety

More Music

  • Leaving Neverland HBO

    Judge Sides With Michael Jackson Estate in 'Leaving Neverland' Dispute

    A federal judge is leaning towards granting the Michael Jackson estate’s move to take HBO to arbitration in its dispute over the documentary “Leaving Neverland.” Judge George Wu issued a tentative ruling on Thursday in which he denied HBO’s motion to dismiss the estate’s case. Wu is expected to make the ruling final by the [...]

  • Chuck Dauphin receives the CMA Media

    Country Music Journalist Chuck Dauphin Dies at 45

    Chuck Dauphin, the undisputed sweetheart of country music journalism, died Wednesday night at 45. Dauphin was the rare journalist who could claim the title “CMA Award winner.” The Country Music Association bestowed him with its CMA Media Achievement Award backstage during a lull in the telecast in 2014. A writer and radio personality who was [...]

  • JOHNNY CASH, with BOB DYLAN, c.

    Bob Dylan to Release Country-Themed Box Set, ‘Travelin’ Thru, 1967-69,’ Featuring Johnny Cash

    Columbia Records and Sony catalog division Legacy Recordings will release the boxed set “Bob Dylan (featuring Johnny Cash) – Travelin’ Thru, 1967 – 1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 15” on Nov. 1. The set collects previously unreleased recordings from Dylan’s country-themed albums of the era, focusing on previously unavailable recordings made with Johnny Cash and unreleased [...]

  • Hailee Steinfeld photographed by Art Streiber

    Hailee Steinfeld Drops New Song From Apple TV Series ‘Dickinson’

    Oscar-nominated actress and singer Hailee Steinfeld dropped a new song on Thursday, “Afterlife (Dickinson)” from the upcoming Apple TV+ series “Dickinson,” in which she stars and serves as an executive producer. According to the announcement, Steinfeld drew lyrical inspiration from her character, Emily Dickinson, and the themes and ideas in many of her literary works. [...]

  • 'David Foster: Off the Record' Review:

    Toronto Film Review: 'David Foster: Off the Record'

    By the early 1970s, as the counterculture was dissolving and reconfiguring, there were new pop-star archetypes on the horizon that we still tend to think of — the glam rocker, the sensitive singer-songwriter, the hair-band metal strutter, the prog-rock wizard, the belting pop chanteuse, the punk rocker. But there was another figure of the era [...]

  • does self-described "family brands" business Hasbro

    With Hasbro Acquisition, Is eOne Planning to Offload Family-Unfriendly Properties?

    Hasbro’s $4 billion acquisition of eOne in August instantly put the Canadian toy giant in the league of major entertainment and content companies thanks to eOne’s arsenal of IP assets in music, television and film. But does the self-described “family brands” business that’s home to The Game of Life and My Little Pony align with [...]

  • Hopper Reserve

    Dennis Hopper's Dying Wish: His Own Strain of Marijuana

    Even as celebrity brands are starting to flood the emerging Cannabis market, Hopper Reserve stands out. The brand was launched by Marin Hopper, Dennis Hopper’s daughter from his marriage to Brooke Hayward. Hopper Reserve is a gram of California indoor-grown flower, two packs of rolling papers, a pair of matches and a trading card either [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content