Cardi B skips court, now faces arrest
ANew York judge on Monday rescheduled Cardi B’s court hearing to Friday after she failed to appear in criminal court to face charges of assault in connection with a fight at a strip club, but warned that she risked arrest if she did not show up again.
The 26-year-old performer, whose real name is Belcalis Almanzar, is accused of involvement in an August 15 incident at the Angels NYC strip club when her troupe beat up a bartender at the club.
Judge Scott Dunn told her lawyer “to convey to her that it’s not acceptable that she’s not here today,” after she failed to show up for her scheduled appearance.
“You should inform her that if she doesn’t show up to the arraignment on December 7, that unless the circumstances change, then it’s very likely the court will issue a bench warrant for her arrest,” Dunn said to her lawyer, Jeff Kern.
Kern, who said he rarely had direct communication with Cardi B, apologised to the judge and blamed her failure to appear in court on poor communication.