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Cardi B Pleads “Not Guilty, Sir, Honor” In NY Court Appearance

Fresh from winning Album of the Year and and Best Female Hip Hop Artist of the Year at Sunday night’s BET Awards,  Cardi B. faced a Queens, NY judge on Tuesday on charges stemming from a fight in a strip club last summer.

Cardi was arraigned on an 11-count indictment. The two top charges are for second-degree attempted assault, which are felonies.

“Not guilty, sir, honor,” Cardi told the judge, leaning into the microphone.  She wore a navy blue pants suit with powder pink lapels and matching nail polish.

Cardi B. and her alleged co-defendants, Tawana Jackson-Morel and Jeffrey Bush, were previously charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly throwing glass bottles at two bartenders inside a Queens strip club on August 28, 2018.

Cardi B., Jackson-Morel and Bush each entered not guilty pleas to Queens Supreme Court Justice Joseph Zayas.

The “Press” artist allegedly ordered eight people, including Bush and Jackson-Morel, to assault the two women because she believed they were having an affair with her husband, Offset.

After turning down a no-jail plea bargain earlier this year, Queens prosecutors put the case in front of a grand jury, which upgraded the top charges against Cardi B. and the others to felonies.

They each face up to four years in prison for each attempted assault charge.

Jackson-Morel and Bush must appear in court next on September 9; Cardi will be excused.

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