Fresh off the release of her new single “Press,” the Grammy-winning rapper appeared in Queens Supreme Court on Friday (May 31) stemming from her alleged involvement in a fight at a Queens strip club last year.
Dressed in a fuchsia pantsuit, she was mobbed by press as she arrived to the courthouse where a judge revealed that her case will go to a grand jury. Cardi had only been facing misdemeanors, but the charges could become more severe now that the case is being heard by a grand jury.
Cardi was charged with two misdemeanor counts of reckless endangerment and one misdemeanor count of assault for allegedly throwing bottles, chairs, and a hookah at bartender sisters, Rachel Wattley and Sarah Wattley aka Jade and Baddie Gi, during the August incident at Angels Strip Club. The women claim they were attacked by Cardi’s people because Cardi thought Jade had slept with Offset.
Last month, prosecutors offered Cardi a plea deal, but she rejected it. In return for pleading guilty to a single misdemeanor, she would avoid jail as long as she stayed out of trouble for a period of time.
Cardi was arrested and booked in October for her alleged role in the strip club beatdown.