Cardi B Pleads Not Guilty To Upgraded Charges In Connection To Strip Club Melee

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By WCBS Newsradio 880

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Rapper Cardi B pleaded not guilty to upgraded felony charges at a Queens criminal court Tuesday after being indicted by a grand jury last week.

The 12-count indictment charges the 26-year-old, whose real name is Belcalis Almanzar, and two others with attempted assault, harassment, conspiracy and other crimes for two alleged attacks on female bartenders at a strip club in Queens last August.

“The victims allegedly had glass bottles hurled at them, alcoholic drinks thrown in their faces and one woman’s head was slammed into the bar,” said Acting District Attorney John Ryan. “This kind of violence won’t be tolerated in our community. The defendants will be held accountable for their alleged actions.”