QUEENS, NY (CelebrityAccess) — Bodak Yellow rapper Cardi B pleaded not guilty to a raft new of new criminal charges stemming from a fight at a New York City strip club last year.
According to NBC News, Cardi, whose real name is Belcalis Almanzar and two co-defendants has been indicted on 12 counts, including second-degree attempted assault, third-degree assault, second-degree harassment, fourth- and fifth-degree criminal solicitation, fifth- and sixth-degree conspiracy and second-degree reckless endangerment.
Court document allege that Cardi Tawana Jackson-Morel and Jeffrey Bush coordinated the purported assault via social media, including arranging the date, time and location and identifying the victims, as well as discussed payment for Jackson-Morel.
“The defendants in this case are accused of two premeditated attacks on two women working at a club in Queens last summer. The victims allegedly had glass bottles hurled at them, alcoholic drinks thrown in their faces and one woman’s head was slammed into the bar. This kind of violence won’t be tolerated in our community,” acting Queens District Attorney John M. Ryan said in a press statement.
After she was arraigned Cardi B’s attorney addressed the case to local media, stating that he fully expects his client will have a “positive outcome” in the case and will be exonerated.
If convicted, all three defendants face up to four years in prison.