Cardi B in court after failing to complete community service for strip club assault


Grammy Award-winning musician Cardi B has been given a second chance to complete community service handed to her over an assault at a strip club.

The US rapper was ordered to appear before a judge in New York City on Tuesday after failing to carry out 15 days of mandatory unpaid work as part of a plea deal.

Cardi B30, became embroiled in a row with female bartenders in 2018 after accusing one of having an affair with her husband, fellow rapper, Offset.



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The rapper pictured in New York City Pic: CardiB/Instagram
Cardi B shared this picture with her 149m Instagram followers Pic: CardiB/Instagram
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Cardi B shared this picture with her 149m Instagram followers Pic: CardiB/Instagram

She admitted two misdemeanour assault charges in September last year.

Cardi B, real name Belcalis Almanzar, said after pleading guilty: “Part of growing up and maturing is being accountable for your actions.”

She appeared at Queens County Criminal Court for what has been described as a “compliance update” hearing.

She attended wearing a white figure-hugging dress and a long white coat with matching sunglasses, sharing pictures of herself arriving at the court flanked by her entourage with her 149 million Instagram followers.

A judge has given her until 1 March to complete the community service.

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In a statement, her lawyer said the singer “appreciates” being given the extra time.

“Personally and professionally, Cardi is dedicated to community service and charitable endeavours,” they said.

Cardi B and Offset revealed how they were “so overjoyed” to welcome their second child in 2021.

She had filed for divorce in September 2020, but dismissed the case two months later.



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