Cardi B Avoids Arrest Warrant In Alleged Strip Club Beatdown

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New York, NY – Cardi B was a no-show in court on Monday (December 3). She was expected to appear before a judge to address the allegation she ordered the assault of two strip club bartenders. Consequently, a judge threatened to arrest the “Bodak Yellow” mastermind if she didn’t show up to court for her next hearing.

On Friday (December 7), Cardi braved a photog gauntlet as she was escorted into a New York City courthouse. Although prosecutors initially wanted bail to be set at $2,500, the judge ultimately released her without bail and didn’t deem her a flight risk, according to

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However, the judge did order the platinum-selling star to stay away from the bartenders, Baddie Gi and Jade, and issued protective orders for the alleged victims. Cardi is also barred from making threats or comments on social media about the bartenders.

The bartenders’ attorney Joe Tacopina — who also represented Meek Mill — told TMZ Cardi’s no-show earlier this week was “blatantly defiant and disrespectful.” He thinks she’s getting preferential treatment because of her celebrity status.

Meanwhile, Cardi was in Miami working on her next video with City Girls.


But Tacopina wasn’t impressed, saying: “She decided not to show up for court because it was more important to take photos in a bikini in Miami. If any other defendant did that there would be a warrant issued for their arrest immediately.”

The two bartenders are reportedly “very angry” Cardi didn’t follow through.

The alleged incident occurred inside the Angels Strip Club in Queens, New York back in August. Cardi reportedly believed Jade slept with her Migos husband Offset, so she allegedly had her beat up.

Cardi was arrested in October after turning herself in to authorities.

Source: Hip Hop DX