Cardi B pleads guilty for role in 2018 brawls at NYC strip clubs
Grammy-winning rapper Cardi B Resolved a year-old criminal case stemming from a pair of brawls in New York City strip clubs by pleading guilty Thursday in a deal that requires him to perform 15 days of community service.
The “WAP” singer, 29, agreed to a conditional discharge as her case went to trial, saying in a statement: “Part of growing up and becoming an adult is being accountable for your actions.”
Cardi B, A A native of New York City His real name is Belcallis Almanzer, who pleaded guilty to two corruption charges related to the August 2018 fights. Ten other counts, including two felonies, were dismissed. Two co-accused also confessed.
According to prosecutors, Cardi B and her accomplice were targeting employees at the Angels strip club in Flushing, Queens, over a personal dispute.
In one fight, chairs, bottles and hookah pipes were thrown as the group argued with the bartender. He and another employee suffered minor injuries.
Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz said in a statement that no one is above the law. “By pleading guilty today, Ms. Belcales Almanazar and two co-defendants accept responsibility for their actions. This office is satisfied with the resolution, which includes appropriate community service.”
In 2019, Cardi B rejected a plea deal that would have given her conditional discharge. Prosecutors then presented the case to a grand jury and obtained an indictment that included two felony charges.
“I’ve made some bad decisions in my past that I’m not afraid to face and face,” Cardi B said, adding that she wanted to set a good example for her two children. .
“These moments don’t define me and they don’t reflect who I am now,” he added. “I’m looking forward to getting through this with my family and friends and getting back to the things I love most – music and my fans.”
Cardi B’s chart-topping hits include “I Like It” and the Maroon 5 collaboration “Girls Like You.”