Cardi B facing two felony & twelve misdemeanor charges for strip club brawl

2019 ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards - Arrivals

Here are some photos of Cardi B at the 2019 ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards on Thursday night. I hope she enjoyed her big night out, because I’m sort of worried that Cardi might be going to jail for a while. Last year, when she and Offset were in the midst of some drama over his (serial) infidelity, Cardi and some of her people raised a massive ruckus in a strip club. There was at least one woman in the club (maybe more?) who might have slept with Offset, something like that. What started out as Cardi trying to beatdown a strip club bartender ended up being a huge strip-club-wide fight with thrown chairs, broken bottles and more. Of course other people got hurt. And Cardi’s part in the ruckus was investigated, and now she’s being charged with… two felonies and twelve misdemeanors. Rough.

Cardi B has been indicted by a grand jury on multiple charges — including 2 felonies — in connection with a brawl at a New York strip club … TMZ has confirmed. TMZ broke the story …Cardi was arrested in October for allegedly ordering an attack on 2 strip club bartenders — Jade and Baddie G. The 2 women claim they were injured during the brawl when Cardi’s people began throwing bottles and chairs. The incident, which went down in August, was allegedly triggered after Cardi accused Jade of sleeping with Offset.

The grand jury has indicted Cardi on 14 charges, including 2 counts of felony attempted assault with intent to cause serious physical injury. Other charges include misdemeanor reckless endangerment, assault, criminal solicitation, conspiracy and harassment.

She was initially charged with 2 misdemeanors … assault and reckless endangerment, but that’s all superseded by the grand jury indictment.

Cardi rejected a plea deal, which would have given her a conditional discharge in return for pleading guilty to a single misdemeanor. The problem … if she misstepped during the conditional period, she’d be in big trouble.

Prosecution sources told TMZ last month they decided to take the matter to the grand jury because of information they discovered during their investigation. They would not be specific.

[From TMZ]

It was ALWAYS stupid for Cardi to roll up to the strip club with the express purpose of throwing down with a woman Offset might have slept with (let’s be honest, he almost certainly did sleep with her). It was stupid on so many levels. One level being: Offset is a serial philanderer and Cardi wouldn’t have the time to work if she just went around beating up his mistresses. That’s a full-time job. Another level is…it’s Offset, not Michael B. Jordan, damn. You’re going to fight like that over OFFSET?? I know Cardi always says that Offset had her back completely while she was working and hustling all her projects, but still – I wish she and Offset had stayed broken up. And now she’s probably going to jail for a while because Offset couldn’t keep it in his pants and because Cardi was too codependent to dump him.

2019 ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards - Arrivals

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  1. Powermoonchrystal says:

    I can’t help but feel she is gonna get all the weight of the law, while other non- POC celebrities get a slap on the wrist. Now, all people should face the law equally, but there are clear double standards.

    • Amanduh says:

      I’m trying to recall a recent violent brawl type incident that occurred involving a celebrity “non – POC” where they didn’t face similar charges. Was there one?

    • Tiffany :) says:

      It was at a strip club, so they probably had security cameras and it’s all on video.

    • dota says:

      You are right. They really fried Jussie Smollett…

  2. anna says:

    No, no, no she will be punished (I don’t belive she will be formally imprisoned) because her agressive behavior caused damages. People were hurt.

  3. On the surface it sounds like a lot of overreaching on charges, I feel like there has to be more to it that hasn’t been disclosed.

    As to Cardi doing jail time because…
    She isn’t charged with codependency and he hasn’t been charged with infidelity.
    She is charged with the consequences of her own decisions.

    • BeanieBean says:

      Isn’t that typical, though? Lots of secondary charges thrown on top, giving the defense attorney something to bargain with/about. And she’s the one with the deep pockets, so she’s getting charged in addition to her people who were throwing chairs & etc. (I’m expecting damage suits by the victims).

    • Call_me_al says:

      I hope they get her off the streets, even for a little while. I think she’s dangerous.

  4. Amanduh says:

    This woman is complete trash. I am a mom and cannot imagine doing something like that.

    • Cindy says:

      Yeah, I didn’t want to be one of those “think about the children!!!” type of women but… your baby is not even a year old yet, Cardi. Why would she risk missing her kid’s childhood to beat up one of Offset’s mistresses?

  5. CariBean says:

    Yet, she married him knowing full well what he is. It takes two, girlfriend.

  6. Rebecca says:

    “Another level is…it’s Offset, not Michael B. Jordan, damn. You’re going to fight like that over OFFSET??”
    😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 – So true!

    • AnnaKist says:

      Fair point, Rebecca. And I need to see my optometrist, cuz I thought that was Kim Kard-West.

      • Some chick says:

        Kim would be thrilled! She hella jelly of Cardi.

        Hiring Mugler for the Met gala (right after Cardi’s star turn in the vintage Aphrodite Mugler at the music awards show – and in Vogue) said it all.

        My opinion on the case is that they will be really harsh on Cardi, to “set an example.” The example that it SETs is that women better toe the line. Stop me if you’ve heard that one before. Perhaps she will receive clemency for having a wee babe in need of Mom. We will see.

    • maya8 says:

      I never really understood the MBJ appeal. He seems like such a fuckboy in all of his interviews and just too full of himself. He’s not even that good of an actor. Now Chadwick yes, he is 😍😍

      • Snowflake says:

        Oh girl, i was torn in that movie watching the 2 of them. Jordan is so hot in that boy toy way but Chadwick is such a Man! Mmmm is it hot in here?! Or just me. It’d be a tough choice. Loved the male eye candy in Black Panther mmm

  7. Kittycat says:

    I hope she learned her lesson.

    But I smell a plea deal.

    • Lady D says:

      She should have taken the plea in the first place. She has a 4-month-old daughter to think of. Not her brightest move.

  8. otaku fairy... says:

    She never should have resorted to violence over cheating. Nobody should. She should have just left him. Hopefully she learns from it and at some point will get herself together.

    • TheBees says:

      The story that came out in the beginning is that this got violent when a drink was thrown in her direction. I wish that there was video of this. People do stupid things when they are upset, spoiled, and young! No excuse, but it’s true. I just hate that people tend to hold women and black people to these imaginary high standards, always leaving POC to wonder if this is justice or a take down. She should have stayed at home that night.

      • Patty says:

        I don’t feel as though Cardi is being held to some super high tough to adhere standard because she’s a Latina. I think not getting into fights at a strip club as an adult isn’t really a high standard at all; it’s more like duh. I don’t know a single woman who has gotten into a physical altercation past age 15-16. Physically fighting is something that pretty common amongst young people but most people outgrow that shit by the time they finish high school.

        What Cardi needs is a good therapist who can teach her how to self regulate her feelings, emotions, and behaviors. She’s a grown ass woman and famous at that.

      • Moses says:

        I feel like “not inciting violence in the club” is a really, really, pathetically low standard actually. Think about all the thousands on thousands of people who like to party and never act the way Cardi did. This isn’t a takedown, it’s the consequences of her own damn actions.

      • Addie says:

        Not fighting is a low standard for some, for others, all they know is fighting. Like otaku fairy said, “Hopefully, she learns from it and at some point will get herself together.” I did not say that she should not have consequences; I said that I believe that the conversation about peoples actions and the consequences that they receive are different base on race and gender.

  9. Snowflake says:

    I think she is a really good rapper but her personal life is so messy. She can’t fight every woman her husband pursues. Either accept it or get rid of him. You can’t keep a dog like that on a leash. He will never change imo.

    • Some chick says:

      Yeah, he needs to be in a harness! 😂😂😂

    • Ann says:

      Right. The problem is that she married a cheating asshole. Fighting every woman he sleeps with isn’t going to change that. I feel bad for Cardi B, but she’s an adult who has to be responsible for her actions.

  10. Sean says:

    She’s always been a garbage person and her music is for people who think shouting wins arguments.

    • Millennial says:

      Her music is definitely for people who think having lots of money = winning at feminism. See “Money,” “Clout,” etc…

      I’ve never gotten into it.

  11. Franklymydear... says:

    Ugh. Like jail is going to fix what’s wrong with her! Get some pride and walk away with your head held high. Find a man worthy of you. She’s going to jail because he cheated…doesn’t she see how messed up that is??

    • But she isn’t going to jail because he cheated.

      She is going to jail (maybe) because of her own actions.
      Let’s not remove her agency because he’s an ass. He is an ass she has chosen and continues to choose.

    • Megan says:

      She needs a good therapist to break that codependency. For all of her bravado, she clearly has self esteem issues.

  12. Coco Puffs says:

    Its not Offset’s fault that she (a full grown adult woman in full control of her mental faculties) decided to commit a crime. I’m not condoning cheating, everyone is responsible for their own actions.

    • Ann says:

      Said a similar thing further up. Offset’s a cheating dog, but Cardi B is an adult. They’re both responsible for the consequences of their actions.

  13. ChillyWilly says:

    No talent trash. I can’t stand her or her awful mumble rap.

  14. Christy J says:

    A man doesn’t support you and have your back if he’s constantly cheating on you.

  15. Jane says:

    What surprises me is I haven’t heard of any charges made in regards to Cardi B at the Harper’s Bazaar Icon party when she went after Nicki Minaj. Has anyone heard of the outcome from that? I lost track of this situation and just remembered it when that issue was brought up.

  16. Yes Doubtful says:

    Hold up….she’s not going to jail because Offset cheated. She’s going to jail because she made a choice to attack two people AND subsequently turn down a deal that would have avoided jail time. What he did is wrong, but he is not responsible for her stupid choices. She should have dumped his ass and continued to have a thriving career. She has a small child and needs to grow up.

    • minx says:

      Yes to all of this.
      I hope she’s saving money. I can see her career having an end date, partly because of her dumb choices.

  17. K-wall says:

    Well she no showed to court in December for the arraignment, forcing them to reschedule, which angered the judge and rejected a plea deal in April where she would serve no jail time and plead guilty to one misdemeanor. So it doesn’t surprise me she got more charges?

  18. AnnaKist says:

    I know stuff-all about Ms Cardi B, so won’t comment. But ASCAP Awards. Ahh. The memories… After I left school, I went to work at ASCAP’s Australian counterpart, The Australian Performing Right Association in Sydney. I absolutely loved that job and excelled in my work. So much so that ASCAP offered me a placement for two years which, duh, I accepted immediately, because (a) what 20.5-year-old doesn’t want an adventure, (b) my company was subsiding my airfare and rent for 8 weeks, and (c) your company had found one of their employees who was looking for a flatmate. The stars could not have been more perfectly aligned, right? Wrong. My ultra-conservative, devoutly Catholic, traditional Italian controlling mother put an immediate stop to plans to escape my oppressive life, amid threats of… well, never mind, she’s no longer with us. I often imagine where I’d be if I’d stood up to them then, rather than later. Not complaining, though. I have a great life.

    • BeanieBean says:

      Ah, the paths not taken. Don’t beat yourself up too much (I’ve lost track of the paths I’ve not taken….)

  19. Neners says:

    Unpopular opinion: I can’t stand Cardi B and am so sick of people giving her carte blanche to act a damn fool whenever the mood strikes her.

    • otaku fairy... says:

      That’s not actually an unpopular opinion though. At all.

    • minx says:

      It’s not unpopular with me. She’s burning through goodwill people have for her and she’s going to end up broke to boot. She’s young and she thinks the gravy train will never end.

  20. Jaded says:

    She deliberately went into that club with her “people” to take down someone who allegedly slept with her philandering husband. She started a huge fight, people got injured, property damaged, someone could have been killed. She’s not getting the book thrown at her because she’s a POC, she’s getting it thrown at her because she’s a POS – a vain, narcissistic, tempermental, immature POS who happens to be the mother of a 4 month old baby. Grow your ass up you horrible woman.

    • phlyfiremama says:

      Perfect reply. She is just plain trash, because of her ACTIONS, and not her skin tone. She went to that place to cause trouble, because she thought her status as a celebrity would protect her. SHE was the one trying to use her own self-perceived privilege to get away with it.

  21. Jb says:

    She is and always be a moron who lucked out and is making money off people stupid enough to pay to listen to her crap music. The whole “she’s so real and that’s why I love her!” appeal has hopefully worn out and this one trick pony fades away. Hopefully she invested her cash flow or she’ll be back on the pole…

  22. Bunny says:

    Don’t care at all what happens to her, especially since she’s flaunting court dates and bringing her posse to beat people up. Hoping she gets substantial prison time.

    If things had gone differently, she could be looking manslaughter charges. Her victims will never be same, and she rejected a misdemeanour charge as too much!

    Her victims deserve to see her in prison. I have tremendous sympathy and empathy for her victims.

    Multimillionaires who beat people deserve no sympathy.

  23. Catherine Page says:

    She’s the poster child for feminist policing. She never says words like “intersectional empowerment within the existing power structure of capitalist patriarchy,” so she’s dismissed as anti-feminist. She’s a brown woman who got hers on the come up and sends a message about how we should all feel capable of doing the same. Unless someone speaks like Jessica Valenti everything they say is treated as dismissable and it’s why so many women are hesitant to describe themselves as feminist.

    • I’ll bite. If her brand of feminism is to take a pack after another woman who allegedly slept with her man, with intent to cause bodily harm, then yea, I’m going to “dismiss” that particular messenger.

      Woman attacks woman. Man gets pass.

      • Addie says:

        I’m not sure that he got a pass, they are back together now, but that is her marriage, her choice. I need to re-read the facts because people are saying that she went there to get the women. It was noted that they went to the club and the women were there working. They keep trying to offend her and someone threw a drink, and that’s when the fight happened — not saying that she should have been fighting in the first place though.

    • otaku fairy... says:

      “She’s the poster child for feminist policing.” This, in more ways than one. People aren’t going to like that you said this and deliberately misinterpret it as an endorsement of all her crappy behavior (which is another form of feminist policing). But we should be able to acknowledge issues like this while also thinking her actions were horrible.

      I agree with AllKindsofSugar about her physically attacking the alleged mistresses for her husband’s cheating with them being anti-feminist and juvenile too though.

    • Call_me_al says:

      I don’t think anyone here is implying that she doesn’t have the right to call herself a feminist. Most commenters are against her violating others’ rights.

  24. JanetDR says:

    Whatever she is doing in the legs crossed, hands flexed position needs to never happen again.

  25. Oliviajoy1995 says:

    I like Cardi B but maybe she needs to do some jail time to realize staying with that notorious cheater is only going to bring her down, especially if he cant keep his dick in his pants.

    • Patty says:

      Staying with a cheater isn’t going to land her in jail. Acting like a fool when it comes to said cheater will but that’s all on Cardi.

  26. LadyT says:

    Cardi should call Kim Foxx— she knows how to make 14 counts just disappear.

  27. Tiff says:

    Some of y’all have never had a dude make you crazy in your early 20s and it shows. She was like 23 when this happened? She’s only 25 now I think (5 years young than Taylor Swift btw so let’s remember that when we are taking about how grown as women should behave) and she acted like a college aged woman who found out her boyfriend cheated on her. Was it right? No. Was it stupid? Yes. However I’m still able to empathize. I’ve never started a strip club fight but I have thrown a brick through a windshield. The extra charges from the grand jury are because of who she is: a woman, a Latina, and street (or not a “proper” lady).

    • Jb says:

      I wonder if you’d be saying this if your friend, sister, etc., was the one attacked by her posse. Yes we have all done dumb things in our 20s but NO I NEVER assaulted another person or hurt someone so badly cops were called. This type of “young and dumb “ reasoning is BS when applied to male indiscretions and I’m calling BS now. The minute you assault another individual all bets are off.

      • Tiff says:

        I’m a feminist so I’m going to apply the “young and dumb” logic to Cardi. It’s informative that people are extremely shocked and disturbed by this behavior… like this is something no one has ever heard of or seen before. As if Alexis Carrington didn’t exist!

        I’m not a Cardi Stan but she gets a lot of undeserved hate because she used be a stripper, she is street, and she is not “polished or refined” and doesn’t fit (white) society’s idea of an “acceptable” woman of color. Cardi’s behavior, considering her age, to me is not shocking or out of the ordinary. Was it stupid? Yes. Was it extra? Yes. Does she deserve to be charged with 2 felonies and 12 misdemeanors for a bar fight?! No.

      • otaku fairy... says:

        @Tiff: Agreed.

  28. B says:

    There are few things sadder than women fighting for a man. 99% of the time he ain’t worth it, stop it.

    If I ever get to have a daughter, that’s one of the lessons I’ll drill into her.

    Fighting a sex worker in a strip club for a man that looks like a diaper? Honey, not even if he were good-looking. Don’t fight a sister for a man.

    Hoes before bros!

    Also, IA w/ some comments up there. I don’t get the thirst over MBJ. He’s a fuckboy. A grown ass man’s body with the head of a toddler.

    Give me a Chadwick Boseman or a Denzel Washington or a Chiwetel Ejiofor.

  29. Pineapple says:

    I am for her being charged. It is a crappy situation. But it is hard to know the person sitting in power in your Country is a criminal and is not being charged. The double standard in life is infuriating. Not just in the United States … everywhere.

    Cardi didn’t rape someone unconscious behind a dumpster. And yet, she might get jail time. The white boy who DID rape an unconscious person behind a dumpster? Well, the judge was quite concerned about his future. It is just infuriating.

  30. ME says:

    He cheated so be mad at HIM not the random women he sleeps with. This woman used to drug and rob men…it’s about time her karma come for her.