Rapper Cardi B pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts on Thursday and was sentenced to community service
according to multiple reports, as part of a plea deal after she was charged over a 2018 fight in a New York City strip club.
The 29-year-old "WAP" singer agreed to a conditional discharge just as her case was about to go to trial, saying in a statement
Cardi B, a New York City native whose real name is Belcalis Almanzar, pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges stemming from the August 2018 fights.
Ten other counts, including two felonies, were dismissed. Two co-defendants also pleaded guilty.
According to prosecutors, Cardi B and her entourage were targeting employees of Angels Strip Club in Flushing, Queens, over an apparent personal dispute.
In one fight, chairs, bottles and hookah pipes were thrown as the group argued with a bartender. She and another employee had minor injuries.
In 2019, Cardi B rejected a plea deal that would have given her a conditional discharge. Prosecutors then presented the case to a grand jury and obtained an indictment that include
"I've made some bad decisions in my past that I am not afraid to face and own up to," said Cardi B, adding that she wanted to set a good example for her two children.
"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."