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Cardi B shows up to court in New York City dressed to the nines and pleads guilty to charges from a fight in a strip club

Cardi B pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges on Thursday. She said she paid a friend $5,000 to beat up a woman who worked at a Queens strip club in 2018.

The "WAP" rapper from the Bronx, who was dressed to the nines in a fitted cream-colored dress, admitted to assault in the third degree and reckless endangerment in the second degree as part of a deal that kept her out of jail.

When asked how she felt as she left the courthouse, Cardi said, "I think I look good."

The 29-year-old hip-hop star was given a three-year protection order and 15 days of community service after she got into a fight in which she threw a hookah at two bartender sisters and told a friend to attack one of them because she thought she was sleeping with her husband.

When Queens Supreme Court Justice Michelle Johnson asked the rapper if she understood the terms of her plea deal, she quietly said, "Yes."

Cardi B arrives at court
Cardi B pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges stemming from a 2018 attack at a strip club.
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Cardi, whose real name is Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar, also admitted to hitting the bartender, pulling her hair, and slamming her head into the bar during the attack in August 2018.

She had been charged with 12 crimes before, including two felony counts of attempted assault, because she was thought to have helped attack Jade and Baddie G. at the Flushing strip club Angels.

The rapper wore big, tinted sunglasses and told reporters she was "good" as she flashed a quick wave as she entered the courthouse Thursday morning, according to video The Post got.

Before the hearing, she sat on a bench in the courtroom and nervously tapped her foot. She also talked, laughed, and turned to say "hi" to people from the media.

Her lawyer, Drew Findling, said that she took the plea deal, even though she had turned down one in 2020, because she just wanted to move on with her life.

"She has too many plans for her family, her career, and the community, and a three-week jury trial would take her attention away from what she thought was most important," Findling said after the plea.

Cardi B heading into court
The rapper was placed on a three-year order of protection and sentenced to 15 days’ community service over the brawl.
Dennis A. Clark

“It’s been over four years and Cardi has really moved to another part of her life. We are talking about a life of being happily married with two beautiful children.”

Cardi admitted in court on Thursday that she sent her friend a message on Instagram offering to pay her $5,000 to attack the victim on her behalf, and that her friend agreed to do it.

Fans cheered for the hip hop heavyweight as she walked out of the courthouse in a knee-length Proenza Schouler dress, matching Christian Louboutin heels, and her signature two-inch nails. She was accompanied by her legal team and bodyguard.

Melissa Colorado of NBC tweeted that when a courthouse worker asked Cardi to take a picture, she said, "I can't."

Prosecutors say that Cardi threw the hookah and two champagne bottles at two bartender sisters in August 2018 because she thought they had slept with her rapper husband, Offset.

Cardi has worn flashy designer pantsuits and furs to court hearings, treating them like a runway photo op. The long case has been going on for a long time, in part because plea talks in 2019 fell through.

When she went to court before, she wore Salvatore Ferragamo and Christian Louboutin and carried a $30,000 Hermès Birkin bag.

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