AceShowbiz - Cardi B is setting the record straight. The "Bodak Yellow" femcee took to her social media platform to debunk reports that she pleaded guilty to all assault charges over a strip club brawl.
On Friday, September 16, the Grammy-winning rap star made use of Twitter to remind everyone that she didn't plead guilty to hiring men to beat up two women during physical altercation which took place at a strip club in Queens in 2018. She retweeted a fan's message that read, "The narrative that Cardi plead guilty to sending men to beat up the twins is a lie."
"She pleads guilty to assault in the third degree and reckless endangerment in the second degree for throwing buckets," the post continued. "Nowhere is it stated Cardi sent a man, it was two females who were also at court."
One day earlier, Cardi posted a series of photos of her and her legal team walking down the steps of the courthouse. "Every day the Sun won't shine, but that's why I love tomorrow," the New York native penned in the caption.
The 29-year-old musician, according to the Queens district attorney's office, pleaded guilty to assault in the third degree and reckless endangerment in the second degree and was given the sentence by the judge, who also gave a three-year full order of protection for the two victims involved in the case, along with their court fees.
In a statement, the "WAP" hitmaker urged the importance of "being accountable" and a good example to her children with rapper Offset, four-year-old daughter Kulture and 12-month-old Wave.
Cardi wrote, "Part of growing up and maturing is being accountable for your actions. As a mother, it's a practice that I am trying to instill in my children, but the example starts with me. I've made some bad decisions in my past that I am not afraid to face and own up to."
"These moments don't define me and they are not reflective of who I am now. I'm looking forward to moving past this situation with my family and friends and getting back to the things I love the most - the music and my fans," Cardi added.
Melinda Katz, the Queens District Attorney, noted that Cardi and the two other defendants' admissions meant they "accepted responsibility for their actions." She said, "No one is above the law. In pleading guilty today, Ms. Belcalis Almanzar and two co-defendants have accepted responsibility for their actions. This Office is satisfied with the resolution, which includes appropriate community service."