Bronx-born hip hop star Cardi B turned herself in at a Queens police precinct stationhouse Monday over accusations her entourage attacked two bartenders at a strip club, sources said.
The “I Like It” rapper was charged with assault and reckless endangerment — both misdemeanors — after she allegedly instructed her pals to attack the bartenders, sisters Jade and Baddie Gi, at the Angels Strip Club on Aug. 29.
The 25-year-old Cardi was accompanied Monday morning by a pair of bodyguards who shielded her with umbrellas as she walked into 109th Precinct without saying a word. They opted not to use the umbrellas as she departed the station, with Cardi laughing and waving to a pack of fans as she made her way toward a black SUV.
“We’re aware of no evidence she caused anybody any harm at the club that night,” her lawyer, Jeff Kern, told reporters at the scene. “We expect that the matter is gonna be resolved expeditiously.”
Cardi is scheduled to appear in Queens Criminal Court on Oct. 29.
The artist is said to have had issues with one of the bartenders, Jade, at the center of the incident because she believes Jade slept with her husband, rapper Offset, at one point, TMZ reported.
Offset’s hip hop group Migos performed at the venue on the night of the incident.
The skirmish was sparked when someone threw a drink, according to TMZ.
Cardi allegedly told her crew to use bottles, chairs and a hookah kit during the altercation with the bartenders, who were reportedly both hurt but didn’t seek medical assistance.
The lawyer representing the bartenders released a statement Monday calling for Cardi B to “answer for her crimes.”
“Cardi B ordered and committed violent assaults against my clients, and is being called to justice for her crimes,” Joe Tacopina said. “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. But reality is setting in, as justice does not care whether her name is Cardi B or Carly B, and she will now answer for her crimes.”
This past weekend, Cardi took the stage in Central Park for a performance at the charitable Global Citizen Festival, which raises money in an effort to end world poverty, among other causes.
With Rocco Parascandola