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Cardi B receives sentence for assault charge

Cardi B receives sentence for assault charge

The rapper turned herself in to police following the 2018 incident

Cardi B has been sentenced for her involvement in a fight which broke out in a strip club in August 2018.

It's been a long time since the singer turned herself in to the New York City police following the brawl at Angels Strip Club in Queens, when she was accused of having thrown a chair and a number of other objects at other people in the club.

She was charged with reckless endangerment and assault, among other charges, but it wasn't until Thursday (15 September) that she pleaded guilty as part of a plea deal.

Cardi B received her sentence in court on 15 September.
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Cardi was originally set to go to trial, but the plea deal allowed her to avoid the ordeal and instead meant that she would be charged with third-degree assault and second-degree reckless endangerment while 10 other charges were dismissed.

The fight is said to have broken out when Cardi encountered a woman at the club who she claimed was having an affair with her husband, Offset. The woman was bartending at Angels with her sister, and the rapper targeted them with champagne bottles, among other items.

A representative of the two women, Joe Tacopina, previously told NBC New York Cardi believed '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'.

However, following sentencing on Thursday, the Queens district attorney Melinda Katz commented: "No one is above the law."

Cardi has said she is owning up to her past decisions.
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Cardi has been sentenced to 15 days of community service, meaning she avoids jail time, and has been ordered to stay away from the two women while also paying their court fees.

In a statement commenting on the events, Cardi said: "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.

"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 has until January 2023 to complete her community service, with the threat of jail time if she fails to adhere to the orders.

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Topics: Cardi B, Crime, Music, Celebrity