A Grammy-winning rap artist from New York City faces serious legal obstacles as criminal charges have been presented against her.
According to the New York Times, rapper Cardi B (born Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar) was indicted by a Grand Jury. This formal criminal complaint against Cardi, 26, stems from an August 2018 incident at a Queens, New York strip club.
The Bodak Yellow performer’s indictment came June 21 and it contains a 12-count total of illegal offenses. Two of the charges Cardi B was indicted on are felonies. The felony charges are two separate counts of attempted aggravated assault.
There are more high-level misdemeanor charges in Cardi B’s Grand Jury indictment. These charges include harassment, conspiracy, and criminal solicitation. The incident that caused this indictment occurred at Angels Strip Club in Flushing, Queens.
In October 2018, Cardi was originally charged with a slew of misdemeanors for her alleged involvement in the August 2018 melee. However, those charges were upgraded when prosecutors in Queens, NY learned more information about this case.
There are two sisters who work at the Angels Strip Club as bartenders.
One of the sisters was reportedly involved romantically with Migos rapper Offset. Offset is Cardi B’s husband. The two share a daughter together as well. The rumors about Offset’s involvement with the female bartender have caused problems.
According to the allegations in her indictment, Cardi B confronted the female bartender with her own accusations. During the incident that led to her current charges, Cardi B allegedly threw objects in an attempt to cause bodily harm.
The Grand Jury charges state that glass bottles, chairs, and other objects were hurled at the alleged victims in the case. The indictment also states that Cardi B acted in commission with other members of her entourage.
Cardi B’s charges were leveled against her in the State Supreme Court of New York’s office in Queens (NYC). She faces a formal arraignment hearing in this case on this coming Tuesday (June 24).
The ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Award-winning rapper faces jail time if convicted.