Cardi B shows up court in style for club fight case | Inquirer Entertainment

Cardi B shows up at court in style for strip club fight case

/ 05:44 PM December 11, 2019
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Rapper Cardi B arrives at Queens Criminal Court on charges stemming from a 2018 fight at a Queens strip club, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019 in New York. Prosecutors obtained a felony indictment in June. Image: AP/Mark Lennihan

NEW YORK — Cardi B turned up for a court appearance Tuesday in an attempted assault case, staying mum — except for fashion statements — as it proceeds.

The Grammy-winning rapper sported a feather-trimmed black coat with a long train and a wide-brimmed black hat to her court date in Queens, where she faces felony charges stemming from an August 2018 fight at a strip club.

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The court session centered on her lawyers’ efforts to get access to the alleged victims’ social-media messages.

“We believe she’s innocent, and so we’re investigating all aspects,” lawyer Drew Findling said after the court appearance.

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Cardi B whispered to him and attorney Jeff Kern in court but otherwise did not speak.

She has pleaded not guilty, and her lawyers have denied she harmed anyone.

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Rapper Cardi B leaves Queens Criminal Court after a hearing Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019 in New York. Image: AP/Mark Lennihan

Police have said Cardi B, 27, and her entourage argued with a bartender at Angels Strip Club. The dispute sparked a bottle-and-hookah-pipe throwing fracas that caused minor injuries to the woman and another employee, according to police.

Born Belcalis Almanzar, Cardi B boasts chart-topping hits including “I Like It” and the Maroon 5 collaboration “Girls Like You”. She won a best rap album Grammy for “Invasion of Privacy” this year and has notched other honors, including the American Music Awards’ favorite rap/hip hop artist title. IB/NVG

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