Cardi B has agreed to a plea agreement in the case of the strip club fight.
According to TMZ, the rapper has admitted guilt to third-degree assault and reckless endangerment. In exchange for 15 days of community work, she was released from jail.
Cardi showed up in court on Thursday, two days before jury selection was scheduled to start, and she accepted the last-minute plea agreement. On Monday, the trial was scheduled to begin.
The accusations are related to an assault that bartender sisters Rachel Wattley and Sarah Wattley, nicknamed Jade and Baddie Gi, carried out in August 2018 at Queens’ Angels Strip Club. The women allege that because Cardi thought Jade had slept with Offset, her entourage threw chairs, bottles, and a hookah.
Cardi acknowledged paying a buddy $5,000 to assault a club employee, according to NBC New York. She acknowledged hurling glass bottles in the victim’s and her sister’s direction as well.
For her participation in the fight in the strip club, she was detained and booked in October 2018. In April 2019, she earlier turned down a plea bargain.
Cardi expressed sorrow over the incident in a statement to TMZ. Being responsible for your actions is a necessary part of developing and growing up, she said. “As a mother, I’m trying to impart this behavior in my kids, but I set the bar high. I am not scared to admit that I’ve made some poor choices in the past.
“These experiences don’t define me, and they’re not indicative of who I am today,” she continued. With my family and friends, I’m eager to get past this circumstance and return to what I love most—music and my fans.
Cardi must perform community service and refrain from seeing each victim for three years. Additionally, two other co-defendants in the case entered guilty pleas to second-degree reckless endangerment and third-degree assault.