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Cardi B Indicted On Assault Charges, Upgraded From Misdemeanor

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - Rapper Cardi B was indicted on Friday on assault charges stemming from a fight at a Flushing strip club last year.

Cardi B, whose real name is Belcalis Almanzar, had been facing misdemeanor reckless endangerment and assault charges in connection with the fight at Angels Strip Club back on Aug. 29.

Police say the rapper and her entourage were at the club when she started arguing with a female bartender. They say a fight broke out in which chairs, bottles, and hookah pipes were thrown, slightly injuring the woman and another employee.

She rejected a plea offer from from the Queens District Attorney's office, which had signaled additional charges could be forthcoming.

The entertainer last appeared before a judge in Queens criminal court in May. She is due back in court Tuesday for arraignment.

Cardi B Arrives At Court For First Day Of Trial Addressing Misdemeanor Assault Charge
Cardi B arrives at court for the first day of her trial addressing a misdemeanor assault charge at Queens Criminal Court on May 31, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by David Dee Delgado/Getty Images)

Cardi B's lawyer claimed she didn't harm anybody during the incident.

The conditions of her parole were continued, including an order of protection for the complainants.

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