Cardi B charged with assault, endangerment over strip club brawl
US rapper Cardi B surrendered to police in New York on Monday, charged with assault and reckless endangerment over an ugly brawl in a strip club that injured an employee.
The 25-year-old was at Angel's Strip Club in Queens on Aug 29 when someone in her group lobbed furniture inside the nightclub, causing an employee to suffer "some bruising to her legs", police said.
Cardi B turned herself in at a Queens police station and was instructed to appear in criminal court on Oct 29, charged with one count of assault and two counts of reckless endangerment.
Celebrity gossip website TMZ reported she allegedly ordered an attack on two bartenders at the club, sisters who have accused her of harbouring a grudge because one of them slept with her rapper-husband Offset.
Cardi B, who was at the club because Offset was performing with hip-hop trio Migos, allegedly told her group to attack the women with bottles, chairs and a hookah smoking device, TMZ reported.
Monday's police booking comes just weeks after she was involved in a fracas with fellow rapper Nicki Minaj at New York Fashion Week, in which Cardi B accused Minaj of throwing a shoe at her.
Cardi B was photographed with a bump on her forehead.
Minaj, who was reportedly not hurt, declined to press charges. - AFP