American superstar and female rapper, Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, alias Cardi B has pleaded guilty to assault in the third degree and reckless endangerment in the second degree. The court sentenced her to 15 days of community service.
Cardi B has accepted a plea agreement, pleading guilty to two misdemeanor charges, and was sentenced by Queens Court on Thursday. She was arrested in 2018, after a fight in the strip club and she was initially slapped with 12 charges in 2019, including two counts of felony attempted assault and various lesser charges in connection with the fight.
Ten charges were dismissed out of the twelve and Cardi B had the chance to speak in her statement. She said:
“As a mother, it’s a practice that I am trying to instill in my children, but the example starts with me. I’ve made some bad decisions in my past that I am not afraid to face and own up to. These moments don’t define me and they are not reflective of who I am now.”
“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.”
Cardi B was prosecuted by a Queens District grand jury in June 2019 and at the time faced up to four years in prison. She pleaded not guilty to the dozen counts later that month.