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Cardi B pleads guilty to two misdemeanours

A confrontation in a 2018 strip club led to a string of charges, but Cardi will only have to serve 15 days of community service.

September 15, 2022
Cardi B pleads guilty to two misdemeanours Cardi B in 2019. Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images.  

Cardi B has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors in connection with a 2018 incident at a strip club, Pitchfork reports and The FADER can confirm. The New York City rapper has been sentenced to 15 days of community service, given a three-year order of protection against the victims, and ordered to pay court fees. 10 other charges against Cardi were dismissed.

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In 2018, Cardi B was accused of "ordering an attack" on two bartenders at a strip club in Queens, New York; she turned herself in to the police on October 1. She was hit with 14 charges including two felonies and six misdemeanours by a grand jury, and pleaded not guilty.

“Part of growing up and maturing is being accountable for your actions," Cardi B said in a statement sent to The FADER. "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.”

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The FADER has reached out to the Queens District Attorney's Office for more information. Cardi B's newest single "Hot Shit" featuring Lil Durk and Kanye West came out in July.

Cardi B pleads guilty to two misdemeanours