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Cardi B charged in connection with assault in New York

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Cardi B leaves the 109th Precinct in Queens, New York, on October 1, 2018. (Reuters)

NEW YORK − Rapper Cardi B surrendered to New York City police on Monday and was charged with assault and reckless endangerment after a complaint claimed she was involved in a fight at a strip club in August.

Cardi B, born Belcalis Almánzar, was allegedly involved in an incident at the Angels NYC strip club in the borough of Queens, according to police spokesman Martin Brown, who said the investigation was continuing.

Jeff Kern, a representative for the 25-year-old rapper, said she was not arrested and received a court summons charging “misdemeanours only”.

“We’re aware of no evidence that she caused anybody any harm at the club that night,” Kern told reporters on Monday. “We expect that the matter is going to be resolved expeditiously.”

The New York Post reported that police were investigating Cardi B, who was nominated for two Grammy Awards this year, in connection with an attack on two bartenders at the club because of allegations they had sex with Cardi B’s husband, Offset of the Migos rap group.

The bartenders claimed someone from Cardi B’s entourage threw bottles and chairs at them, causing injuries, the newspaper reported. They have sued the rapper for damages.

The women’s attorney, Joseph Tacopina, did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Cardi B was seen entering a police precinct shortly after 9:30 a.m. on Monday, according to local media. Her bodyguards shielded her with black umbrellas. (Reuters)

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