Rapper Cardi B faces felony charges over strip club fight




FILE PHOTO: Singer Cardi B stands during her arraignment at Queens County Criminal Court in the Queens Borough of New York, U.S., December 7, 2018. Peter Foley/Pool via Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Grammy Award-winning rapper Cardi B was indicted on Friday on felony assault charges in connection with a fight at a New York City strip club, court records showed.

The 26-year-old performer, whose real name is Belcalis Almanzar, had previously faced misdemeanor charges over the Aug. 29 incident at the Angels NYC strip club in the borough of Queens.

Her lawyer, Jeff Kern, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The next hearing in the case is scheduled for June 25 in Queens Criminal Court, court records showed.

According to police, the rapper got into an argument with two of the club’s female bartenders. She had accused one of them of having an affair with her husband, Offset, a member of the rap trio Migos, according to local media.

Reporting by Daniel Wallis in New York; editing by Jonathan Oatis

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