Cardi B Reportedly Indicted on 14 Charges in Connection With New York Strip Club Incident (UPDATE)

Cardi B previously turned down a plea deal.


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UPDATED 2:30 p.m. ET: Cardi B, as seen below, has responded to reports of the indictment, specifically taking aim at TMZ. In a since-deleted Instagram post that included a screenshot of a comment noting that an ABC News report said the specific charges won't be revealed until her arraignment next week, Cardi called Harvey Levin a "wrinkle fake tan bitch' and criticized the overall handling of this "misdemeanor case" by the court and the media. "Ya don't do shit to better the community but harass and oppress," she said.

Indeed, an ABC Newsstory ran early Friday said "the charges were not immediately clear" but the indictment would be unsealed Tuesday. A subsequent ABC News report from the Associated Press said the state court indictment listed two counts of felony attempted assault "and various lesser charges."

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Cardi B, according to a TMZ report filed early Friday, has been indicted by a grand jury on multiple charges related to a New York strip club incident that's been in and out of headlines in recent months.

The 14 charges include misdemeanor reckless endangerment, criminal solicitation, conspiracy, harassment, and assault, as well as two counts of felony attempted assault with intent to cause serious physical injury. Previously, Cardi rejected a plea deal in connection with the incident, which—as mentioned in previous reports—revolves around two women who claim to have sustained injuries during a fight they allege began because of a request from Cardi.

Thursday night, Cardi was honored with the Songwriter of the Year award at ASCAP's Rhythm & Soul Music Awards in Beverly Hills.

"[With] everybody saying I'm not this or that, sometimes I gotta see it and feel it for myself because it's hard," Cardi said when accepting the award, per Billboard's rundown. "Everybody always wants to say I made it because of this or made it because of that. I made it because I worked my ass off."

Earlier this month, Cardi rightfully fired back at a goober who tried to question her songwriting skills, telling said person to, "Eat it up, bitch."

Because I do write a lot of my shit that’s the thing .Yes just like every other artist I do have a couple writer that help with hooks but I wrote plenty of songs on my album specially my mixtape .Ya just flip shit and ya want to believe the fuck shit so bad but EAT IT UP BITCH!

— Cardi B (@iamcardib) June 7, 2019

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