CARDI B SKIPS COURT, NOW FACES AR­REST

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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.

Cardi B, a two-time Grammy award nom­i­nee, has topped mu­sic charts in re­cent years with hits Bo­dak Yel­low and Girls Like You, a col­lab­o­ra­tion with Ma­roon 5.

On her ver­i­fied In­sta­gram pro­file, Cardi B posted a video early Mon­day, fea­tur­ing her in a plane and an­other show­ing a vi­brant blue ocean.

There was no in­di­ca­tion where the pho­tos were taken or when she may have been at the lo­ca­tions.

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.

CARDI B AC­CUSED ONE OF TWO SIS­TERS WHO TEND BAR AT THE CLUB OF HAV­ING AN AF­FAIR WITH HER HUS­BAND, OFF­SET

PHOTO: DIM­ITRIOS KAM­BOURIS/GETTY IM­AGES/AFP

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