UPDATE 11:45 AM EST: A spokesperson for the Queens District Court confirmed TMZ‘s full report and revealed Cardi’s next court appearance in a statement given to HollywoodLife. “The defendant has been indicted. Her next court appearance will be an arraignment on Tuesday June 25, 2019 before Justice Zayas in the ceremonial courtroom on the first floor,” the Queens District Attorney’s Office told HL.
Cardi B has got some explaining to do. The rapper, 26, has been indicted by a grand jury on multiple charges, including two felonies, in connection with a fight at a New York strip club, according to TMZ. The grand jury has indicted Cardi on 14 charges, including two counts of felony attempted assault with intent to cause serious physical injury, the site reported. Other charges reportedly included misdemeanor reckless endangerment, assault, criminal solicitation, conspiracy and harassment.
The charges come eight months after the “Money” hitmaker was arrested in October for allegedly ordering an attack on two strip club bartenders, Jade and Baddie Gi. The women claim they had been injured during a fight in Aug. 2018 when Cardi’s people allegedly began throwing bottles and chairs after Cardi allegedly accused Jade of getting with her husband Offset. Cardi was originally charged with two misdemeanors – assault and reckless endangerment – but those have been replaced with the grand jury indictment.
Cardi rejected a plea deal, according to TMZ, which, in exchange for pleading guilty to a single misdemeanor, would have given her a conditional discharge. Last month, prosecution sources told TMZ that they decided to take the case to the grand jury because of the information that was discovered during their investigation, but they wouldn’t specify what that information was.
HollywoodLife has reached out to Cardi B’s representatives for comment, but did not receive an immediate response.