Rap star Cardi B, who readily complained about the early hours involved in her community service, now believes it’s the “best thing that happened to her.”
After receiving a parole before her case went to trial last September, the Grammy-winning rapper was ordered to complete 15 days of community service in connection with a 2018 brawl she was involved in at a strip club in Queens, NY
“Community service is the best thing that happened to me,” the “I Like It” and “WAP” rapper. tweeted Saturday. “Almost like a spiritual journey, because sometimes I leave these centers in tears. Those people we leave behind, they just need someone to talk to and a little push and YOU could change their lives forever.
According to PIX11 from New Yorka judge granted the New York-bred artist a extension to complete her community service, and she now has until Wednesday to do so. Otherwise, she risks a prison sentence of 15 days Associated Press reported. It is unclear how many hours she has completed so far.
The 30-year-old superstar told her Instagram followers that she had worked with veterans and ex-soldiers. On Friday, the former stripper and “Love & Hip Hop” alum was the special guest at a New York police station. “Girl Talk” eventpart of an NYPD program aimed at building trust and promoting mentorship between police officers and girls.
The NYPD police academy tweeted that the rapper “shared her rags to riches story” and encouraged the young women to chase their dreams. She spoke on stage and also took selfies with the girls during the event.
“I feel like there are so many people out there who are probably making you guys feel like, ‘This is what’s cool, this is what’s happening, this is what it takes to be enlightened, this is what it takes to start fire. are,'” the artist said. “Sometimes that’s a little peer pressure…on a girl. Don’t fall for that. You know what I mean? Like, be awesome. Be you. You are great. You’re dope yourself.”
The “Bodak Yellow” emcee, whose real name is Belcalis Almánzar, started posting selfies and writing tweets last week about her time served, repeatedly telling her 28.8 million followers to “obey the law” and “commit no crimes.”
“Community service….I have to work a lot of hours today and I am very sleepy….YOU DO THE CRIME THAT YOU DO THE TIME!!!!!” she tweeted last Thursday. The next day, she wrote, “My brain is burning from waking up early, community service, and studio…but I’ve committed the crime of ‘I have only myself to blame.'”
Cardi B initially plea deal rejected in the case in 2019, then pleaded not guilty to several charges stemming from the August 2018 fight with two sisters at the Angels Gentlemen’s Club and Restaurant. She was charged weeks later on 14 counts — including two counts of attempted assault — and then pleaded guilty to two counts of misdemeanor last September.
The multiplatinum performer was sentenced to 15 days of community service and ordered to pay court costs, and three years of full protection were given to the two victims involved in the altercation. (One of Cardi’s co-defendants, Jeffrey Bush, was sentenced to six months in prison for his part in the fight.)
“Part of growing up and becoming an adult is being responsible for your actions,” says the mother-of-two said at the time. “As a mother I try to teach it to my children, but the example starts with me. I’ve made some bad decisions in the past that I’m not afraid to face and admit.
“These moments don’t define me and they don’t reflect who I am now,” she added. “I’m looking forward to putting this situation behind us with my family and friends and getting back to the things I love most: the music and my fans.”