Cardi B on the multiple charges she’s facing: ‘I ain’t going to jail, I got a daughter’

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As we discussed this weekend, Cardi B is facing multiple charges stemming from a strip club melee back in August 2018. Cardi was less than two months postpartum when she get into a fight with two (female) bartenders who may or may not have slept with Cardi’s husband Offset. I lamented Cardi’s bad picker but everybody else was like “she made the decision to beat up some side-chicks!” and yeah… both things can be true. I just wish Cardi made better and healthier choices overall – she’s one of the most popular and accomplished women in music today, and she’s doing it all now with a baby girl who is not even one year old. And because of Baby Kulture, Cardi apparently thinks that she’s untouchable. Or something?

Cardi B — who was indicted by a Queens grand jury on Friday — assured fans at an LA concert the next night, “I ain’t going to jail!” The gig was part of the weekend-long BET Experience fest that led up to Sunday night’s televised BET Awards.

“F - - k you mean? I ain’t going to jail, I got a daughter!” the Bronx rapper defiantly exclaimed. She reportedly faces two felony charges of attempted assault plus additional misdemeanor charges, stemming from a wild brawl last year at a Queens strip club, where she allegedly roughed up two bartenders.

[From Page Six]

I can confirm that mothers get sent to jail all the time. Did Cardi never f–king watch Orange Is the New Black? Does she really think being famous and being a mom means that no one will send her to jail? What is this, Lori Loughlin Syndrome? The other way to look at Cardi’s words is that… she’ll do anything to get out of these charges because she’s got a daughter. Hopefully there’s still some sort of plea deal with community service on the table. Hopefully Cardi will free herself of Offset too at some point.

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  1. Jane says:

    I can’t even begin to understand her current mentality in regards to this situation. It hurts my brain.

    • Jen says:

      She’s dumb. She thinks she’s the most powerful person in the world, the richest, the smartest, the hardest working – she thinks she’ll get out of it because of all that.

    • PointingScreaming says:

      Yep here goes. I’m from A Barrio, not The Barrio. And a chick roughing up another isn’t a daily occurrence, it happens every minute of every day. The “whatChulookin’ is all it takes. Sorry, but IF she wasn’t famous NO BODY would report this. “Assault, misdemeanor?” This IS a way of life. I hate these women for reporting her, it’s a revenge thing and so so ugly. That’s just my non white non pearl clutching feedback.

  2. Valiantly Varnished says:

    Cardi is from the Bronx. She was in a gang. She’s well aware that mothers get sent to jail everyday. That’s not what she was saying. She’s saying she will do what it takes to NOT go to jail. In all likelihood she will probably take a plea deal.

    • otaku fairy... says:

      That’s how I took it too. Everyone knows being a mother doesn’t prevent someone from going to jail.

    • minx says:

      Yes, but those people in the Bronx didn’t have money. I think she thinks her money and fame will automatically cushion her from jail, which, it just might.

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        Which it will. Let’s be real. Her money DOES give her an advantage. For instance – most people who have her charges would already BE in jail awaiting trial with no way to post bail. Money has ALWAYS played a part in our legal system and having money has ALWAYS given people an advantage. And it’s naive in the extreme to think it doesn’t. There’s a reason why more poor people are incarcerated that rich people. They don’t commit more crimes. Cardi has lawyers that will help her make a plea deal. She will probably have to pay a huge fine and do community service.

      • CityGirl says:

        i don’t know – having children didn’t keep Remy Ma from going to jail.

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        @CityGirl Remy Ma was nowhere near the level of success or wealth as Cardi is. I’m not saying it’s impossible that Cardi won’t go to jail. What I am saying is that to think that money and good lawyers cant keep you OUT of jail is just plain silly and shows that people clearly haven’t been paying attention to what goes on in our legal system.

      • Kage says:

        Yeah, she’s her record company’s cash cow, I don’t think they’ll let her go to jail. Money and fame, they do help. I’d be surprised if she were to sit in jail like Remy, I just don’t see it happening.

    • Sally says:

      She was offered a plea deal before. She refused it because it would mean pi** tests and etc …… she is NOT above the law just because she is a mother who happens to have a bunch of money. JS IMO

      • Lindsay says:

        That was a really stupid decision. At the time she was only charged with two misdemeanors. After she rejected the plea deal they convened a grand jury and now she is facing to felonies.

      • minx says:

        So that’s why she turned the plea down? A urinalysis?

    • TheBees says:

      That’s how I took her comments also.

  3. MaryAnn says:

    All this over some dusty *ss, no good, cheating man. Wasn’t she throwing shoes at Niki Minaj too? Welp. I am pretty sure she will plea. If she does not, she could be serving time. Daughter or not..

  4. minx says:

    Having a daughter didn’t stop her from causing the club mess in the first place, and NOW she’s playing the mom card?

  5. Jumpingthesnark says:

    She needs to listen to her lawyers and not her hangers-on. Hoping she will do that…….

  6. Wow says:

    I think she is expecting her money to keep her out of jail. Its also infuriating that she can’t understand how many women are held who have children before they are convicted of a crime.

    She annoys me, but I’m just a roach in her eyes and she thinks drugging and robbing people is no big deal.

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      It probably will keep her out of jail. As will having good lawyers. Rich folks avoid jail time every damn day. But I don’t think that is what she was saying.

    • kerwood says:

      It amazes me that so many Black women admire her when she has so much contempt for Black women.

  7. ME says:

    Seems like she’s never been punished for anything she’s done in the past so she doesn’t believe she will be now. We all know what I’m talking about…

  8. ReginaGeorge says:

    She should have thought about that before she sent her people to jump two chicks over her cheating husband. Will you be fighting the next one and the next one, Cardi? Or will you learn to put the blame where it rests and be an adult and think about your daughter next time?

  9. L. says:

    Pure trash.

  10. Dal says:

    Fame and money can’t fix stupid or buy class we get it your hardcore ..y do these women think being vulgar and loud means ur a strong independent woman ur just loud and look like an idiot

    • Otaku fairy... says:

      Let’s not use her crime as an excuse to preach about needing to be classy and ladylike. Her problem is the violence.

      • Dal says:

        Being loud and vulgar gets her in a lot of trouble .. so she should deal with her actions when things get violent ..perhaps if she learned to use intelligent thoughts she wouldn’t be using her baby as an excuse now to get free jail card

      • otaku fairy... says:

        Being ***loud & vulgar*** is not what got her into trouble. That’s what many have been socialized to have a hang-up about, more so when it’s displayed by some than others, but we’re not yet at a point where it’s illegal for any portion of the population to not be classy, meek, & demure. What got her in trouble is that she did crimes. She assaulted people.

    • Lillian says:

      The lady’s legal troubles aside, i think otakufairy made an important distinction and stated it well, in lo these troubled times. Personally and frankly, I never want to see the word “class” used in a specifically derogatory way again.

  11. Patty says:

    Maybe she should think about her daughter before making stupid decisions. LOL. Didn’t she already turn down a plea deal? Also, Offset is not exactly the best person but can we stop with the narrative that he is somehow responsible for Cardi’s actions? Cause he’s not. I know women like Cardi, she could be with Jon Q. Outstanding Public and she’d probably still be doing the same stuff because that’s who she is and it has little to do with Offset. What she needs is impulse control, the ability to self-regulate, and she needs to learn how to respond and not react. Her and Offset are two peas in a pod as far as am concerned; water rises to its own level and like tends to like like.

    • Cindy says:

      Cheating is on Offset, the strip club brawl is entirely on Cardi. Lots of women get cheated on. Most of them don’t end up like this.

    • Jen says:

      Exactly – he made his choices and she made hers. Difference is hers is a crime.

  12. Karen2 says:

    She’s probably right. But what’s the definition of torture? …10 years of probation like Chris Brown? Hardly a victory.

    • Lindsay says:

      Do you really think 10 years of probation is torture?! Do you remember what he did? Not to mention the blood we have on our hands of people that were ACTUALLY tortured.

  13. Cindy says:

    I don’t think she meant it as that she’s untouchable, but that she’ll do everything necessary to stay out of jail for her daughter. I wish she had remembered her daughter BEFORE she brawled with the bartenders, but oh well…

    Being famous and rich will probably get her out of jail now, but how long will her fame and fortune last?

  14. pantanlones en fuego says:

    She has enough street smarts to know that people who have children go to jail and prison all the time. I’m interpreting her comment to mean that she’ll do anything (pay excessive legal fees, have someone take the fall for her, etc) to avoid doing time.

  15. isabelle says:

    Please…..her daughter doesn’t’ matter when it comes to jail she will get off because she is rich. Rich people don’t serve unless they mess with the FEDs.

  16. Lara K says:

    She really needs to drop Offset – dude cannot and will not keep it in his pants. Ever.
    I mean 4 kids by 4 women should have been a clue, really… (Now it’s 5, and i’m sure it will be more before an STD makes it fall off).

    I took the comment to mean she would do anything to avoid jail since she has a daughter. She should start by dropping the idiot father.

  17. Jb says:

    One would think having a baby daughter who needs her would stop her from attacking those women in the first place but of course now she gonna do what she needs to so she can raise her kid! My god whenever someone facing charges jail time starts talking about how they love their child soo much it’s like why didn’t you think of your child when throwing furniture at a strip club. This woman is not accomplished nor bright, she’s someone who lucked into fame and because of her stupidity will probably piss it all away.

  18. Aenflex says:

    Championing people and behavior like this can’t be good for society. It’s one thing pull yourself up from the bootstraps and become better, I always love that message. But the rest of it is crap. Whether she wants it or not, she’s a role model.

  19. Amelie says:

    If she continues down this path, she can kiss her success goodbye. She’s had one hit album but it doesn’t make her untouchable. She isn’t an established artist with a long-term successful career who might be forgiven like say, Beyonce or Christina Aguilera. Many artists who start off strong end up only putting out one or two albums because their personal lives are messy. If she’s not careful, the money will also go out the window paying for all her legal fees.

    I wish her the best but she needs to control her temper. She is a mom now and she can’t be fooling around anymore.

  20. 2lazy4username says:

    She might want to consider the fact she’s “got a daughter” before pulling some of the shit she does.

  21. TheOriginalMia says:

    Ask Remy Ma about being a mother and going to jail. Cardi rejected a plea. They have no reason to work with her at this point. She should have thought about Kulture before she went to that club.

    • minx says:

      Exactly. She turned the deal down, it’s like Lori Loughlin. Maybe her lawyer talked some sense into her, but I don’t see why prosecutors would cut her a big break now.

  22. N says:

    If she would DO anything to not get time wouldn’t she have already accepted the April plea deal?

  23. Naddie says:

    I don’t know how things work in US but in my country rich people pay a little visit to jail and then their money do the rest. But it’s good when the odds are turned, rarely.

  24. Jaded says:

    What vile people. They shouldn’t have been allowed to have a baby in the first place.

  25. Veronica S. says:

    She probably won’t go because of her money, but if she did…it would say a lot about the bias in our justice system. And that’s a sad statement – that the bar is how easily the economically privileged get off on charges.

  26. kerwood says:

    It seems having a daughter only matters when SHE faces taking responsibility for acting out. Her daughter doesn’t seem to matter every time she decides to start a brawl.

    I honestly don’t understand the popularity of this woman. I came up when there were REAL female MCs. I can’t believe that they call what she does, music. I guess I’m old but that means I can look back and remember GOOD music.

    This woman doesn’t have to be a role model. In fact, I think she should be an example for what a person SHOULDN’T do. But it seems that whenever her supporters talk about how great she is, they talk about how much money she has. Not about her creativity or her musical ability, just how much cash she has in the bank. Well, she’s not going to have that money for long because she’s going to be in the business of making her lawyers rich.

  27. Karen says:

    Why is she famous ? I truly don’t get it.

  28. fluffy says:

    Well…you just can’t argue with logic like that.