×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Cardi B Turns Herself in to Police Over Strip-Club Fight

The rapper will be ordered to appear in court for her role in a strip club fight.

UPDATED: Cardi B surrendered to police in New York on Monday morning and received a summons in connection with a fight at a New York strip club, according to the Associated Press. She was charged with two misdemeanors, assault and reckless endangerment, had a mug shot taken and was fingerprinted, according to TMZ.

Sources told TMZ that Cardi was charged for allegedly ordering an attack on two bartenders, sisters Jade and Baddie Gi, at Angels Strip Club in the New York City borough of Queens on August 29. The women were reportedly injured but declined medical treatment.

She is scheduled to be arraigned on October 29 and smiled as she left the police station but did not comment.

Jeff Kern, an attorney for the rapper, said outside a police station in the New York City borough of Queens that he’s “aware of no evidence” that Cardi B “caused anybody any harm.”

However,Joseph Tacopina, an attorney for the sisters, told Variety: “Whether she’s a famous rapper or a common street hood, she’s got to be held accountable for her criminal actions. It’s as simple as that: She ordered the beating after threatening my clients and later participated in an assault against them.”

Tacopina said his comments were based on his clients’ statements and those of witnesses, as well as video footage from the club and Cardi’s social-media comments.

The sisters claim that Cardi believed Jade had slept with her husband — Offset of Migos, who were performing at the club that night — and ordered her staff to throw bottles and chairs at them. They also claim Cardi threw at least one bottle at them. A source close to the rapper described the attack as “spontaneous” and says it began after someone threw a drink, adding that nothing was planned.

The rapper, who performed at the Global Citizen Festival in New York’s Central Park on Saturday, turned herself in at the Flushing precinct in the New York City borough of Queens before 10 a.m., according to Channel 4. Her face was covered by several umbrellas as she left a vehicle and walked inside; she did not respond to reporters’ questions.

Cardi was in headlines last month after a star-studded party ended in dramatic fashion when she and Nicki Minaj nearly came to blows at the Harper’s Bazaar Icon bash during Fashion Week in New York.

A rep for Cardi declined Variety’s request for comment.

More Music

  • Spotify Says It Was Unaware of

    Spotify Says It Was Unaware of Personal User Data Shared by Facebook

    Spotify was one of many technology companies to which Facebook granted vast access to users’ personal data — far more than it had previously disclosed, according to a New York Times report published Tuesday night. Facebook “effectively exempted those business partners from its usual privacy rules,” the report says, citing internal records and interviews. According [...]

  • Todd Rundgren

    Couldn't He Just Tell-All? Todd Rundgren Reveals Enough in Candid, Funny New Memoir

    Todd Rundgren has spoken up about his feelings on not having made the transition this year from Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominee to actual inductee. “I’m heartbroken,” he says. “For LL Cool J. Five times a bridesmaid…” That’s an indication of how seriously he took the Hall of Fame’s much-belated flirtation with inducting [...]

  • As Wilco's 'Mermaid' Turns 20, An

    As Wilco's 'Mermaid' Turns 20, an Original Woody Guthrie Tape Is Found (EXCLUSIVE)

      Among the many reasons to celebrate Jeff Tweedy right now — including his first real solo album, “Warm,” and a new memoir, “Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back)” — it’s worth throwing a 20th anniversary party for “Mermaid Avenue,” the landmark album he and his band Wilco recorded with Billy Bragg in 1998. There [...]

  • Katy Perry

    Katy Perry, Garth Brooks, Miley Cyrus Join MusiCares' Dolly Parton Grammy Tribute

    Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Garth Brooks, and Trisha Yearwood have been added as performers at the 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute concert honoring Dolly Parton. Previously announced performers include Leon Bridges, Lauren Daigle, Vince Gill, Don Henley, Norah Jones, Shawn Mendes, Kacey Musgraves, Willie Nelson, Linda Perry, P!nk, Mark Ronson, Mavis Staples, and Chris [...]

  • VICE

    Adam McKay Explains the 'Vice' Musical Number He Left on the Cutting Room Floor

    Adam McKay’s “Vice” has clearly divided critics, with some calling it a bold and daring analysis of one of the most pivotal figures in American politics, and others mincing no words in labeling it, full stop, the worst film of the year. (Truly, in the year of a Dinesh D’Souza movie, people are grandstanding with [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content