CARDI B was bang on time to face assault charges in New York after skipping an earlier hearing, reportedly to film a “twerk” beach music video.
By showing up on time she avoided some serious legal trouble, with the judge stating on Monday – when her hearing was originally set to take place – that if she skipped again an arrest warrant could be issued.
The rapper’s attorney, Jeff Kern, told the New York Post after the first hearing that Cardi had skipped court because of a previous scheduled engagement, and only said it was “entertainment related”.
The Hollywood Reporter and TMZ both claimed the star was actually twerking in Miami, with images appearing to show her in an animal costume on the beach.
She was met at the court by legions of photographers, and faced assault charges relating to an altercation with two strip club bartenders in mid-August.
Cardi was accused of ordering her entourage to attack two bartenders – sisters Baddie Gi and Jade – who she accused of sleeping with husband Offset.
She has since split from her husband over the rumours.
Citing police, the New York Times reported that Cardi B’s bodyguards and members of her entourage attacked the sisters with bottles and chairs.
The star was arrested in October for assault and reckless endangerment.
Both charges were classed as misdemeanours.
Prosecutors had wanted Cardi’s bail to be set at $2500, according to TMZ, but the judge released her with no bail on account of her not being a deemed flight risk.
The shoot was even complete with a floating stripper pole
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There was a stern warning in the tail however, with the judge stressing the rapper was to have no contact with the two alleged victims.
This included any social media commentary targeted at the two bartenders.
She’s scheduled to be back in court next month.
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