Cardi B says community service has been 'best thing that's happened to her'
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Cardi B has told her fans that community service is 'the best thing that has happened to her' in a recent tweet.
The 'Bodak Yellow' rapper was sentenced to 15 days of community service for her involvement in a brawl at the Queens, New York Angels Strip Club in 2018, during which she threw a chair.
Having been charged with reckless endangerment and assault, Cardi - real name Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar Cephus - is now completing her sentence and has called it a ‘spiritual journey’.
Rather than the traditional litter picking, the Cardi has spent her community service mentoring teenagers in the New York Police Department’s Girl Talk programme.
She even took to Twitter to tell her 28.2 million followers in a lengthy post that she would often leave the centres in tears after working with the young girls.
“Community service has been the best thing that has happened to me. Almost like a spiritual journey because sometimes I leave these centres in tears,” she wrote.
Continuing, she added: “Those people that we leave behind, they just need somebody to talk, and a lil push and YOU might be able to change their life forever.”
This isn't the first time she’s spoken about her community service, with the 'Money' singer providing almost daily updates to her fans.
Sharing a mirror selfie, Cardi confessed that her brain was ‘burning’ after so many early starts as she juggled her sentence alongside recording her next album.
However, the post wasn’t a plea for help as she told her followers that she had only herself to blame as she ‘did the crime’.
It’s thought that the 2018 brawl began when Cardi was confronted by a woman who claimed she was having an affair with her husband, rapper Offset.
The rapper then threw a chair, champagne bottles and other items at the woman, who was bartending with her sister at Angels.
Cardi was later charged with third-degree assault and reckless endangerment, although other charges were dropped.
After she was sentenced to community service, the singer released a statement which read: "Part of growing up and maturing is being accountable for your actions.
"As a mother, it’s a practice that I am trying to instil 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.”
She added: "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.”