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Cardi B Shows Up to Court in Strip Club Fight Case in Runway-Worthy Coat

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Cardi B is seen arriving at Queens Criminal Court on Dec. 10, 2019 in New York City.

Cardi B turned up for a court appearance Tuesday (Dec. 10) in an attempted assault case, staying mum — except for fashion statements — as it proceeds. The Grammy-winning rapper sported a feather-trimmed black coat with a long train and a wide-brimmed black hat to her court date in Queens, where she faces felony charges stemming from an August 2018 fight at a strip club.

The court session centered on her lawyers’ efforts to get access to the alleged victims’ social-media messages. “We believe she’s innocent, and so we’re investigating all aspects,” lawyer Drew Findling said after the court appearance.

Cardi B whispered to him and attorney Jeff Kern in court but otherwise didn’t speak. She has pleaded not guilty, and her lawyers have denied she harmed anyone.

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Cardi B is seen arriving at Queens Criminal Court on Dec. 10, 2019 in New York City.

Police have said Cardi B, 27, and her entourage argued with a bartender at Angels Strip Club. The dispute sparked a bottle-and-hookah-pipe throwing fracas that caused minor injuries to the woman and another employee, according to police.

Born Belcalis Almanzar, Cardi B boasts chart-topping hits including “I Like It” and the Maroon 5 collaboration “Girls Like You.” She won a best rap album Grammy for Invasion of Privacy this year and has notched other honors, including the American Music Awards’ favorite rap/hip hop artist title.

See a pic of the epic court coat below.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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