The rapper was sentenced to 15 days of community service after pleading guilty to two misdemeanors for allegedly being involved in a bar fight at a strip club back in 2018.
According to reports, Cardi B, or Belcalis Almánzar, payed a group of men $5,000 to go to a strip club at 3 a.m. and assaulted a bartender, punching and slamming the victim’s head into the bar platform.
The group returned to the strip club 2 weeks later and attacked the bartender’s sister by throwing glass bottles towards her.
Breaking: @iamcardib pleads guilty to assault in the 3rd degree & reckless endangerment in the 2nd degree for her role in a 2018 assault of two sisters at a strip club in Queens.
Cardi admitted to paying an acquaintance $5K to beat up a woman who worked at the club. @NBCNewYork pic.twitter.com/xfqRWeeL7S
— Melissa Colorado (@melissacolorado) September 15, 2022
The singer has since released a statement after the sentencing:
“Part of growing up and maturing is being accountable for your actions. As a mother, it’s a practice that I am trying to instill in my children, but the example starts with me. I’ve made some bad decisions in my past that I am not afraid to face and own up to. These moments don’t define me and they are not reflective of who I am now. I’m looking forward to moving past this situation with my family and friends and getting back to the things I love the most – the music and my fans.”