Cardi B: Rapper pleads guilty to strip club assault charges

New York, Sep 16 : Cardi B has admitted two offences arising from a brawl in a strip club, as part of a deal that means she will avoid a trial and possible jail time, media reports said.

The Grammy-winning rapper, born Belcalis Almanzar, pleaded guilty to third-degree assault and second-degree reckless endangerment, and was sentenced to 15 days community service. Ten other charges were dismissed, the BBC reported.

“I’ve made some bad decisions in my past that I am not afraid to face and own up to,” she said in a statement. In court, the 29-year-old admitted organising and participating in two attacks on employees of the Angels nightclub in New York in 2018.

According to authorities, the incidents grew out of a feud between Cardi B and two sisters – one of whom she believed was having an affair with her husband, the rapper Offset.

Prosecutors said that, on the first night, Cardi B and her entourage struck the victim, a bartender, pulling her hair, punching her and slamming her head into the bar.

Two weeks later, they returned, throwing alcohol, bottles and a hookah pipe at the first victim’s sister.

Asked to confirm the details in court, the rapper did so quietly, admitting she had offered a friend $5,000 over Instagram to assist her in the confrontation.

As well as community service, the rapper has been ordered to stay away from the victims, identified as Jade and Baddie Gi, for three years. She accepted the plea deal one day before the case was due to come to trial, the New York Times reported.

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