Cardi B Found Guilty Of Assault, Bags Court Sentence
Cardi B admitted to making some mistakes in the past.
Superstar rapper, Cardi B, has pleaded guilty to charges relating to assault during a fight at a strip club in New York (2018). Cardi B was supposed to go for trial this week, but decided to accept a plea deal which now means she will avoid prison time. Her pleading guilty now means she is charged with third-degree assault and second-degree reckless endangerment as 10 other charges against the rapper were dismissed by the court.
The A-list artist has bagged a sentence of 15 days community service and ordered to be distant from the women who were involved in the fight for three years alongside paying their court fees as the Queens district attorney, Melinda Katz, emphasized that “no one is above the law.’’
During the case, prosecutors claimed that the rapper threw objects such as champagne bottles at two sisters who worked as bartenders and ordered her entourage to attack them. Cardi B claimed that one of the women was having an affair with fellow rapper and her husband, Offset. Codefendants, Jeffrey Bush and Tawana Jackson-More, accompanied the 29-year-old rapper to court. For his part in the assault, Jeffrey Bush will serve a six months jail sentence.
Cardi B expressed her desire to do better following the trial.
“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.”
Failure to complete the community service by January 2023 will see Cardi B serve a jail time as lawyer Jeff Kern stated that the “idea is she’s going to do something that plays to her strengths, in terms of reaching people, particularly young people. Positive messages about education, about staying on track.”
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