Cardi B drew a crowd as she entered the Queens Supreme Court on Tuesday, June 25. The Bronx native plead not guilty to 14 misdemeanor assault charges related to a brawl at a New York strip club.
Cardi B was dressed to impress for her arraignment wearing a double-breasted blue and pink color blocked pantsuit. She accessorized her outfit with a neon pink Birkin bag,
The “Ring” rapper waved her long, manicured acrylic nails at her two dozen fans who mingled in with the paparazzi and television cameras outside the court. “We love you girl! Stay strong,” they shouted.
Cardi is accused of hurling champagne bottles and chairs at 2 bartender sisters Rachel Wattley, 21, and Sarah Wattley, 23, who were on duty at Angels strip club in Flushing in August 2018.
The dispute was over rumors that one of the sisters carried on an affair with Offset behind Cardi’s back.
Hopefully Cardi didn’t see the paparazzi photos taken at a West Hollywood nightclub last night that shows Offset leaving through the back door of the club with several groupies wearing revealing outfits.
As she stood before the judge, Cardi nervously swept her hair extensions out of her face. She swallowed hard when the judge told her she faces two felony charges of attempted assault in addition to the 14 misdemeanor charges.
Her voice cracked when the judge asked her how she plead to the charges. “Not guilty, sir, honor,” she told Queens Supreme Court Justice Joseph Zayas while she clasped her hands behind her back and swayed slightly. Cardi seemed to be terrified of her fate with the additional felony charges.
Afterwards, her lawyer Drew Finley told reporters Cardi was a “kind human being.”
“I know Cardi on a personal level, I know Cardi as a wife, as a mother, as a daughter, as a sister,” said attorney Finley.
“It’ll ultimately be a positive outcome in favor of Cardi,” he said optimistically.
Cardi faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted on all charges.
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