By Christina Carrega
Rapper Cardi B has to take a break from judging aspiring musicians for Netflix’s first reality competition series “Rhythm & Flow” in order to visit Kew Gardens, where she and two cohorts will to face a judge on Thursday along.
The Grammy nominated hip-hop star, whose real name is Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, is expected in Queens Criminal Court for a routine appearance for her misdemeanor assault, harassment and reckless endangerment charges.
The case stems from an Aug. 28 College Point bar fight where Almánzar, 26, allegedly ordered eight people, including Tawana Jackson-Morel and Jeffrey Bush, to throw alcohol and glass bottles at two bartenders who she accused of having an affair with her estranged husband, rapper Offset.
Jackson-Morel and Bush, who were hit with various misdemeanor charges, are also expected to appear in court with Almánzar. They were all released on their own recognizance.
If convicted, the three defendants face up to a year on Rikers Island.
Almánzar, a Bronx native, got emotional in an Instagram video on Tuesday during a break from filming “Rhythm & Flow” where she is a judge alongside rappers T.I. and Chance the Rapper.
“These contestants are so passionate, they are so good, but unfortunately there is only be one winner .. I’m proud of everybody, I’m so fucking sad, ya’ll got a gangsta fucked up,” she said.