(NEW YORK) – Belcalis Almánzar, professionally known as Cardi B, was sentenced to 15 days of community service Thursday after pleading guilty to two misdemeanors for being involved in a physical altercation at a strip club back in 2018, according to reports.
Almanázar, 29, pleaded guilty to third-degree assault and second-degree reckless endangerment at the Queens County Criminal Court Sept. 15, admitting to paying two co-accomplices $5,000 in 2018 to go to a strip club and assault a bartender, punching and slamming the victim’s head into the bar platform.
Cardi’s accomplices returned to the club two weeks later and attacked the bartender’s sister by throwing glass bottles, inflicting cuts and bruises on the victim’s feet, the police report stated.
Breaking: @iamcardib pleads guilty to assault in the 3rd degree & reckless endangerment in the 2nd degree for her role in a 2018 assault of two sisters at a strip club in Queens.
Cardi admitted to paying an acquaintance $5K to beat up a woman who worked at the club. @NBCNewYork pic.twitter.com/xfqRWeeL7S
— Melissa Colorado (@melissacolorado) September 15, 2022
The singer has since released a statement after the sentencing:
“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.”
— Cardi B (@iamcardib) September 15, 2022
Cardi B nonchalantly flaunted highlights of her court outfit on Twitter, sporting red bottomed Louboutin stilettos and a curve-hugging white dress, which invigorated spectators to slam the rapper.
“You sent men to beat up some girls over a cheater & you think it’s a serve?”, one user commented.
“Imagine going to court so many times that you can make a collage out of it.”
“You need to play in a movie with these looks! ‘You killed your husband but had a good reason’ type of movie!”
Cardi B was spotted after court treating herself to a tasty hotdog and refreshing Pepsi at the San Gennaro Street Festival, indulging in her plea deal of 15 days of community service, according to the Daily Mail.