Cardi B Wins ASCAP Award, Gets Indicted Over Strip Club Brawl
Cardi was having an excellent day in L.A. yesterday just before some big news dropped. The Bronx rapper was honored at The 2019 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards at Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California with the coveted Songwriter Of The Year award.
Billboard reports that Cardi’s trophy makes her the first female rapper to be named Songwriter of the Year during the annual celebration.
“I just want to say I’m very grateful,’ said Cardi. “Sometimes I feel like I’m not doing too much because when it comes to female rappers, it’s like you’re never doing too much or they’re always pitting you against another female rapper. People on my team are like ‘Cardi, you’re crazy. You won a Grammy. Cardi, all your songs are charting.’
“[With] everybody saying I’m not this or that,” she continued, “sometimes I gotta see it and feel it for myself because it’s hard. Everybody always wants to say I made it because of this or made it because of that. I made it because I worked my a** off… Thank you very much.”
Unfortunately, Cardi’s joy is being overshadowed by a new development in her strip club brawl case.
TMZ reports that Cardi’s been indicted by a grand jury on multiple charges, FOURTEEN TOTAL, including 2 counts of felony attempted assault with intent to cause serious physical injury. Other charges include misdemeanor reckless endangerment, assault, criminal solicitation, conspiracy, and harassment.
Cardi was initially only charged with two misdemeanors.
As previously reported Cardi turned down a plea deal under which she would have pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor and would have received a conditional discharge.
Yiiiikes Cardi, this case sounds more and more serious by the day. We hope this works out for her!
See more pre-indictment Cardi at the ASCAP Awards on the flip.