US rapper Cardi B
She pleaded guilty in court
After US rapper Cardi B pleaded guilty in court, she was sentenced to 15 days of community service.
US rapper Cardi B (29) has been accused of Mayhem and negligent endangerment in connection with a New York strip club brawl in 2018. In doing so, she avoids a trial that would have threatened her with imprisonment if she was convicted. Ten other charges were dropped.
She was committed to 15 days of community service and has three years to answer from those involved Women keep away and assume their court costs. "No one is above the law," Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz said after the sentencing, according to media reports.
Cardi B: "I made some bad decisions"
"Part of growing up and maturing is being accountable for your actions," wrote Cardi B according to The Guardian in a statement.
"As a mother, I try to teach my kids that, but the good example starts with me. I've made some bad decisions in my past that I face up to and admit. Those moments don't define me, and they don't reflect who I am now. I look forward to moving out of this situation with my family and friends and getting back to doing what I love most - music and my fans."
Cardi B and her husband who US rapper Offset (30) have been parents of a daughter since July 2018. Her son was born in September 2021.
Alleged affair as a trigger
According to prosecutors, Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar, as the musician's native name is, threw objects, including champagne bottles, at two sisters who were staying at Angels Strip Club in Flushing, queens, when bartenders were busy. In addition, Cardi B asked her companion to attack the two as well. The 29-year-old previously claimed that one of the women was having an affair with her husband.
The rapper was supported by co-defendants Jeffrey Bush and Tawana Jackson-Morel. Bush will serve six months in prison for his involvement in the attack.
If Cardi B doesn't complete community service by January 2023, she too faces jail time.