Cardi B, the self-made Bronx, NY rapper is about to get a rap sheet to go with her booming rap music career. She surrendered to police in New York today (Oct. 10 over a New York City strip club fight. But the rap may only add cred to her career. Here are five rappers who have their own rap sheets.
The rapper, real name Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, was charged with two misdemeanors, assault and reckless endangerment. She now even has her own official mug shot, according to published reports.
But don’t expect the incident to put a dent in her career. A long list of rappers have extensive criminal convictions. Usually they haven’t hurt their careers, but that can’t be said for all performers.
The incident unfolded Aug. 29 at the Angels Strip Club in Queens. Cardi was there to see Migos perform, and had been beefing with sister bartenders Jade and Baddie G.
The trio had been feuding for some time because Cardi claimed Jade slept with her now boyfriend, Southern rapper Kiari Kendrell Cephus, aka Offset.
Cardi hit the big time with three No. 1 singles on the Billboard R&B and rap chart. Her hit “Bodak Yellow” put her in rare company with Lauryn Hill the only other solo female singer to debut at No. 1. Lauryn did it in 1998.
So, she allegedly decided to settle the beef by ordering her posse to attack the bartenders with bottles, chairs and a hookah smoking device, according to gossip site TMZ. The women were reportedly injured but declined medical treatment.
She is scheduled to be arraigned Oct. 29. She claims through her attorney that she was not involved in the fracas. Some who were there claim the attack was “spontaneous.”
During the fight, the girls claim Cardi yelled, “I’m blood, I’ll f**k you bitches up!”
“She continues to threaten them and clearly thinks her celebrity status is going to get her out of this. But it doesn’t matter if her name is Cardi B or Carl B … if she commits violent assaults she will be brought to justice,” sisters lawyer Joe Tacopina told TMZ.
Whatever the outcome, it’s unlikely to diminish her career. Rap sheets seem to be a measure of rap badness. Here are the worst offenders.
|Rappers with Long Rap Sheets|