When it rains, it pours.
On the same day Offset was arrested for alleged gun and drug possession, it was revealed that the Migos member and his wife, Cardi B, were hit with a lawsuit by The Mark Hotel. The suit stems from an incident that occurred at the hotel this past May, when the hip-hop couple’s security allegedly assaulted an “autograph hound” named Giovanni Arnold.
According to legal documents obtained by The Wrap, the hotel is suing Offset and Cardi to ensure they’re held completely responsible for the incident. Arnold filed a lawsuit against the couple, three unidentified bodyguards, and the hotel in mid-May; however, the hotel argues it was not liable for the attack and, therefore, should not have to pay any judgment Arnold may win.
Per the hotel’s lawsuit:
In the event that Defendant Mark Hotel LLC (Mark Hotel) is held liable for all or any part of the damages alleged to have been sustained by Plaintiff, as set forth in the Complaint, or any cross-claims, which liability is expressly denied, such liability will have been brought about and caused solely as a result of the fault, negligence, acts or omissions, want of care and/or breach of contract on the part of Belcalis Almanzar p/k/a Cardi B, Kiari Kendrell Cephus p/k/a Offset and Quality Control Management LLC, without any fault, negligence or want of care on the part of Mark Hotel.
The alleged attack went down during a Met Gala after-party in NYC. Arnold claims he attempted to get an autograph from the couple before a verbal confrontation ensued and eventually turned physical.
“Upon seeing Cardi B and Offset exit the Mark Hotel, Mr. Arnold asked for an autograph. Not willing to stop for a fan, Cardi B and her entourage blew past the Plaintiff, ignoring him,” Arnold’s suit states. “When Mr. Arnold repeated his request, Cardi B turned to Plaintiff and threatened to ‘slap the shit outta’ him. Defendant Offset then directed Mr. Arnold to ‘shut up, bro, before a nigga beat you out here.’ As Defendants Cardi B and Offset entered their waiting vehicle, they ordered the Unknown Assailants to attack Plaintiff.”
Arnold sued for assault, battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.