An emotional Cardi B appeared in a New York Court to face misdemeanor assault charges today.
As Cardi B was facing the music in court Friday, her name was being announced during the Grammy nominations. Prosecutors wanted Cardi's bail to be set at $2,500, but the judge released her with no bail and said he didn't think the rapper was a flight risk.
A NY judge on Friday ordered rapper Cardi B to have no contact with two bartenders she allegedly attacked in a strip-club brawl, but allowed her to remain free after she skipped a court appearance earlier in the week. They say a fight broke out during which chairs, bottles and hookah water pipes were thrown, injuring the woman and another employee.
Cardi, appearing to be over all of the spectacle surrounding the case, sticks out her tongue for the cameras.
Cardi B's court appearance came on the same day she was nominated for five Grammy awards.
The strip club incident occurred about three weeks after Cardi B and Nicki Minaj were involved in an altercation that got physical at a New York Fashion Week party. "You should inform her that if she doesn't show up, that unless circumstances change, it's very likely that the court will issue a bench warrant for her arrest".
Queens Criminal Court Judge Scott Dunn allowed the hip-hop star, whose real name is Belcalis Almanzar, to remain free without bail, a spokeswoman from the Queens District Attorney's Office said.