Bronx rapper Cardi B has been charged by a New York grand jury with 14 charges that include two felony charges falling under assault with intent to cause serious injury. The charges are related to her October arrest for directing an attack on sibling bartenders, known as Jade (Sarah Wattley) and Baddie Gi (Rachel Wattley).
The assault took place in August 2018 at Angels strip club in Queens where Cardi (real name Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar), allegedly directed people in her group to throw bottles and chairs at the bartenders. At the time of the arrest, there were rumors Cardi was responding to chatter that Jade had been having sex with her husband, Offset.
According to TMZ, Cardi was initially charged with just two misdemeanors, assault and reckless endangerment, but the grand jury’s decision take precedence over the original charges. Prosecutors took the case to the grand jury because of new information they discovered while investigating the case.
In September 2018, Cardi chose to reject a plea deal requiring her to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge while also maintaining a clean record.