Early on Monday morning, Cardi B turned herself into New York’s 109th precinct following her involvement in a violent brawl at a local strip club. Two employees of the establishment were reportedly injured during the incident. The hip hop star has had an eventful month. She was involved in another incident with fellow rapper and singer, Nicki Minaj at an afterparty event at New York Fashion Week. Footage emerged of the star lunging at the singer after reportedly throwing a shoe at Minaj. She was consequently escorted out of the event by security.
As the star left the station on Monday, awaiting media and hoards of fans were contained by a police barricade. According to the New York Post’s Page Six, two sisters, Jade and Baddie Gi, who worked at Angels Strip Club, claimed they were attacked by members of the rapper’s security team. The attack was supposedly spurred on by allegations that the sisters had been romantically involved with Cardi’s longtime rapper boyfriend, Offset. The Post reported that chairs and bottles were thrown at the siblings. The pair are now suing the singer for causing bodily harm.
Shortly after the attack, Joe Tacopina, the attorney representing the two women, released a statement to CNN. “Cardi B ordered and committed violent assaults against my clients, and is being called to justice for her crimes. Apparently, she thinks her celebrity status puts her above the law, since she has bragged to multiple people and on social media that she orchestrated these vicious attacks,” Tacopina said. The ‘Bodak Yellow’ singer has subsequently been charged with two misdemeanors counts of reckless endangerment and one misdemeanor count of assault.