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Cardi B indicted on charges stemming from strip club brawl

The rapper was arrested in October for allegedly ordering an attack in August on two club bartenders.

Cardi B Arrives At Court For First Day Of Trial Addressing Misdemeanor Assault Charge
Cardi B arrives at court for the first day of trial addressing misdemeanor assault charge.
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A brawl at a New York strip club in October has resulted in grand jury felony charges being brought against rapper Cardi B. reported Friday that the 14 charges include two counts of attempted assault with intent to cause serious physical injury, as well as misdemeanor reckless endangerment, assault, criminal solicitation, conspiracy and harassment.

Cardi, whose real name Belcalis Almanzar, was arrested and charged last October with multiple misdemeanor counts stemming from an early morning melee at Angels Gentlemen’s Club in Queens in August. Police said she instigated the fight and members of her entourage carried it out.

The police report says a fight broke out during which chairs, bottles and hookah water pipes were thrown, injuring two women, including the bartender.

The details of the indictment will be unsealed when the the platinum-selling and Grammy-winning rapper is arraigned in court on Tuesday, Queens District Attorney’s Office spokesperson Ann Marie Turton confirmed to USA Today.

The 26-year-old artist has been in and out for court for months, most recently at the end of May, after being charged with multiple counts of assault and reckless endangerment in connection with a brawl in a Queens strip club last summer.

In April, the Queens District Attorney’s Office said the rapper rejected a deal that would have allowed her to plead guilty to one misdemeanor count and be released under certain conditions instead of serving time in jail.