Cardi B was a no-show at her scheduled New York City arraignment Monday on charges stemming from an August fight at a Queens strip club, and the judge said he would order a bench warrant for her arrest if she misses the postponement.
The rapper's attorneys were in court for the scheduled arraignment Monday; Cardi B missed it due to a prior engagement, which the judge allowed. But he wasn't happy about it. In postponing the arraignment until Friday, the judge said he would issue a bench warrant for Cardi B's arrest if she misses court again.
The "prior engagement" she had wasn't immediately clear.
Cardi B faces a misdemeanor summons in connection with the August strip club fight in Queens. Surveillance video shows her picking up an ice bucket and throwing it at two women working at the club during the wild melee that led to the Bronx star's arrest, sources tell News 4.
Her attorney, Jeff Kern, has said he was "aware of no evidence that she caused anybody any harm."
Born Belcalis Almanzar, and a former stripper herself, Cardi B was at the club in College Point because her husband Offset was performing with his hip hop trio Migos, according to police. She and her entourage got into an argument around 3 a.m. that Saturday in August with two sisters who were bartending, according to a source directly connected to the two alleged victims.
Cardi B apparently suspected one of the sisters was having an affair with Offset, and had confronted the women, ages 21 and 23, in Atlanta on June 29, the sources said.