Cardi B arraigned, pleads Not Guilty to Felony Assault Charges

Cardi B arraigned, pleads Not Guilty to Felony Assault Charges

Cardi B and two co-defendants pleaded not guilty to felony and misdemeanor charges Tuesday in regards to a Queens bar fight in August of past year. The outlet said Cardi B subsequently addressed the judge and told him, "Not guilty, Sir".

Previously, Cardi denied the allegations against her and accused the sisters of seeking publicity.

They say a fight broke out in which chairs, bottles and hookah pipes were thrown, causing minor injuries to one of the women woman and another employee.

Last month, prosecution sources told TMZ they made a decision to take the matter to the grand jury because of information they discovered during their investigation, but would not reveal specifics about the case.


NEW YORK, NY - June 25: Cardi B departs from court after being arraigned on misdemeanor assault charges at the Queens Criminal Court on June 25, 2019 in New York City.

But over the weekend she took on bolder airs, suddenly dropping an expletive and exclaiming: "I ain't going to jail, I got a daughter!" while performing in Los Angeles, a frank reaction not out of character for the off-the-cuff star.

The judge presiding over the case gave the 26-year-old the choice of having the docket of charges read aloud in the courtroom - which her attorney rejected, TMZ reported on Tuesday.

Cardi B had originally only been charged with misdemeanours. "We understood it was a possibility".


Cardi was arrested in October past year after it was claimed that she'd ordered an attack on bartenders and sisters Jade and Baddie G - who claim they were injured during the alleged brawl when Cardi's people began throwing bottles and chairs - after mistakingly accusing Jade of sleeping with her husband Offset. "I know Cardi to be a decent and kind human being".

"The rest of the defence team and most importantly our client know that through this system, ultimately there will be a favourable outcome in favour of Cardi", Drew Findling said. Two other defendants in the case who allegedly participated in the brawl also pleaded not guilty Tuesday to similar charges. Fans lining the stairs yelled "Free Cardi B!" as she passed.

The legal crunch dates back to when Cardi found herself in handcuffs last fall.


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