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Cardi B Due Back in Court for Strip Club Melee

Cardi B faces a misdemeanor summons in connection with the August strip club fight in Queens



    Raw Video: Cardi B Escorted into NYC Court in Strip Club Melee

    Cardi B headed into Queens court Thursday surrounded by bodyguards and a media throng.

    (Published Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019)

    A judge extended a protective order against Cardi B in New York City court Thursday, about six weeks after she was first ordered to stay away from two sisters she's accused of attacking in a strip club fight in Queens over the summer.

    The "Bodak Yellow" singer faces a misdemeanor summons in connection with that fight. Surveillance video shows her picking up an ice bucket and throwing it at two sisters who were bartending, sources have told News 4. 

    Her hearing Thursday was largely procedural; she's due back in court in April. 

    Cardi B didn't address the allegations as she left court Thursday. Someone did ask her, though, if she planned to get better with her ex-husband Offset, the man allegedly at the center of the romantic fray. The two split in December.

    "We're working things out, baby," the rap star said as she headed out into the cold.

    Last month, the judge ordered Cardi B to have no contact whatsoever with the two sisters and issued an order of protection for them. He also warned Cardi B to "please be very careful" with social media.

    When he asked if all that was clear, the rapper nodded. 

    Prosecutors had asked for bail to be set at $2,500 but the judge said he felt she was not a flight risk and released her on her own recognizance. 

    Her attorney, Jeff Kern, said in court at the time that his client has no criminal record. In the past, he has said he was "aware of no evidence that she caused anybody any harm." Neither he nor Cardi B spoke after they left that day.

    Born Belcalis Almanzar, and a former stripper herself, Cardi B was at the club in College Point because her then-husband Offset was performing with his hip-hop trio Migos, according to police. She and her entourage got into an argument around 3 a.m. Aug. 29 with the two sisters, according to a source directly connected to the two alleged victims, and total chaos allegedly broke out.

    Cardi B apparently suspected one of the sisters was having an affair with Offset and had confronted the women, ages 21 and 23, in Atlanta on June 29, the sources said. The rapper announced in December she and Offset had split up.