Award Winning American rapper, Cardi B has been charged with new felony charges from a fight last year at a New York City strip club.
Reports have it that an indictment which was filed in state court charges Cardi B with two counts of felony attempted assault and various lesser charges, including harassment and reckless endangerment. Prosecutors said she’s to appear Tuesday at an arraignment in Queens.
The 26-year-old rapper and her entourage argued with a bartender at Angels Strip Club, police have said. They said a fight broke out in which chairs, bottles and hookah pipes were thrown, causing minor injuries to the woman and another employee. Cardi B had originally only been charged with misdemeanors.
Prosecutors presented the case to a grand jury after she rejected a plea deal that would have given her a conditional discharge. The new charges came after she was named songwriter of the year by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers at a Thursday night ceremony in Los Angeles.
She’s scheduled to perform Sunday at the BET Awards, where she’s nominated for Best Female Hip Hop Artist. Her chart-topping hits include “I Like It” and the Maroon 5 collaboration “Girls Like You.”