A somber Cardi B pleaded not guilty Tuesday afternoon to two felony counts, as well as a handful of lesser counts, stemming from her alleged involvement in a Queens strip club fight last August.
“Not guilty sir, honor,” said the rapper, who sported a double-breasted navy blue suit with baby pink lapels and pockets.
This appearance by Cardi B, whose legal name is Belcalis Almanzar, marks her legal drama’s shift into far more serious territory.
On Friday a grand jury indicted Almanzar on felony attempted assault and lower level counts such as harassment, conspiracy, and reckless endangerment.
Before the indictment, Almanzar had been facing misdemeanor assault and reckless endangerment charges. She previously said no to a plea deal that could have kept her out of jail.
The rapper had been accused of hurling a glass bottle and alcohol during an alleged altercation at Angels NYC Strip Club in the early hours of August 29.
Sisters Sarah and Rachel Wattley, who were working as bartenders at the club that evening, alleged that a brawl had broken out after someone in Almanzar’s party threw a drink at them.
Almanzar is rumored to have thought that her husband, rapper Offset, had hooked up with one of the Wattleys.