Cardi B must not con­tact melee vic­tims

Khaleej Times - City Times - - SKY FULL OF STARS -

Cardi B must not con­tact, in per­son or through so­cial me­dia, the vic­tims of a melee she was in­volved in at a New York strip club, a judge or­dered Fri­day. The plat­inum rap­per ap­peared in court in New York City af­ter a sum­mons was is­sued Oc­to­ber 1 for mis­de­meanor reck­less en­dan­ger­ment and as­sault. Her lawyer has said she didn’t harm any­body.

Po­lice said Cardi B and her en­tourage were at the club around 3am when she ar­gued with a 23-year-old bar­tender. They say a fight broke out dur­ing which chairs, bot­tles and hookah pipes were thrown, slightly in­jur­ing the woman and an­other em­ployee. Cardi B’s In­va­sion of Pri­vacy is among the nom­i­nees an­nounced Fri­day for the 2019 Grammy Awards’ al­bum of the year. The 26-year-old scored a total of five nom­i­na­tions. The rap­per learned of the nom­i­na­tions from re­porters who shouted ques­tions as she left the court­room. She later posted on Twit­ter, “This is not how I ex­pected to find out I’m nom­i­nated for a Grammy I need a do over.”

She ap­peared in court wear­ing long rain­bow hair and Chris­tian Louboutin boots — the “red bot­toms” she bragged about in her hit Bo­dak Yellow — along with a floppy hat and a fur-trimmed jacket. She did not speak as she left the court­house amid a mad me­dia scram­ble and got into a black Es­calade with dark­ened win­dows.

Queens As­sis­tant Dis­trict At­tor­ney Ryan Ni­colosi asked for bail of $2,500, “as the de­fen­dant ap­pears to come when it’s most con­ve­nient for her,” a ref­er­ence to a pre­vi­ous missed court ap­pear­ance. The judge de­clined to set bail. Her next court date is Jan­uary 31. In­ves­ti­ga­tors were ex­plor­ing whether the fra­cas in­volved a ro­man­tic dis­pute.

Cardi B, whose real name is Bel­calis Al­man­zar, said re­cently on In­sta­gram that things weren’t work­ing out be­tween her and fel­low rap­per Off­set, though they’re still good friends and busi­ness part­ners. The cou­ple got mar­ried in Septem­ber 2017 and wel­comed a baby girl in July.

Off­set, left, and Cardi B ar­rive at the Amer­i­can Mu­sic Awards in Oc­to­ber held in Los An­ge­les

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