Cardi B Pleads Not Guilty to Felony Assault Charges From Strip Club Fight
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“I ain’t going to jail, I got a daughter.”
Cardi B has pleaded not guilty to the assault charges against her during an appearance at the New York Supreme Court in Queens Tuesday (June 25). Reuters confirms.
A Grand Jury indicted the Grammy-Award winning rapper in New York last week on multiple charges, including two felonies following a strip club brawl in Queens. The fight occurred in August 2018 and Cardi was arrested in October.
According to Reuters, Queens prosecutors claimed Cardi B and Jackson-Morel used social media to coordinate the attack on a bartender and discussed money payments to people who carried it out.
The case was extended in April after Cardi rejected a plea deal that would have required her to accept a Class A misdemeanor charge.
She now faces two felonies, six misdemeanors, and six violations for a total of 14 charges.
According to Page Six, Cardi reportedly addressed the charges while performing at the BET Experience over the weekend, telling the crowd “fuck you mean? I ain’t going to jail, I got a daughter.”