Cardi B Could Face 4 Years In Prison After Pleading Not Guilty

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The reality star turned hip hop icon, Cardi B, may be facing some serious jail time if the court system finds her guilty.

Cardi B has been getting attention for years since breaking out mainstream wise for hip hop in 2018 with the hit single “Bodak Yellow”. She has been involved in a high profile rap feud with the self proclaimed “Queen of Hip Hop”, Nicki Minaj, which eventually got violent at a Met Gala event. However, she also impresses her followers with her fashion at popular events such as at the 2021 Bet Hip Hop Awards. Her marriage to one of the Migos has been a hip hop love story that has survived the tabloid drama.

Although she has been pretty much clear of any negative backlash that would derail her career, the New York rapper has one incident that could come back to haunt her in more ways than one.

Back in 2018, Cardi was involved in a brawl and was accused of throwing a bottle at two bartenders at a Flushing strip club. Facing charges of reckless endangerment and assault, Cardi has been on a rollercoaster of legal proceedings and yesterday, the “Up” rapper plead not guilty to all charges.

Cardi, who had been offered the chance to plead guilty to third-degree assault in exchange for a conditional discharge, is reportedly set to appear in another hearing on Monday in Queens. Unless an agreement is reached beforehand, it seems likely that this case will move to trial and, if found guilty, Cardi could ultimately face up to four years in jail.

If convicted, Cardi’s music career would come to a halt and after she and Offset just recently welcomed their second child, four years behind bars would obviously be even more difficult. It will be interesting to see how this case moves forward and if some type of settlement will be reached, because trial can lead to pretty grim results and it’s doubtful the Bronx rapper has any interest in stopping the momentum she has built over the last couple of years.