Cardi B surrendered to police on Monday morning and was subsequently arrested, PEOPLE confirms. The rapper, who was booked in connection with a fight earlier this year at a strip club in Queens, New York, was charged with assault and reckless endangerment and will be arraigned Oct. 29, the NYPD confirms to PEOPLE. Cardi B “turned herself in today at the 109 Precinct,” a public information office tells PEOPLE, where she was fingerprinted and had a mugshot taken before leaving around 11:45 a.m.
While entering the police station, she was seen wearing a tan-colored skirt with a thigh-high slit, as well as a white blouse and heels. A source close to the rapper told the New York Post‘s Page Six that Cardi chose to “head down to the precinct to claim her name and innocence.”
According to the New York Times and TMZ, the charges stem from an incident that occurred in August, when two bartenders at Angel’s Strip Club claimed that Cardi ordered an attack on the women because she believed her husband, Migos rapper Offset, had had an affair with one of them. Sources close to Cardi previously denied that she was involved in the attack, according to TMZ. While the bartenders were reportedly injured during the brawl, both women declined to receive medical treatment.
“Cardi B ordered and committed violent assaults against my clients, and is being called to justice for her crimes. Apparently, she thinks her celebrity status puts her above the law, since she has bragged to multiple people and on social media that she orchestrated these vicious attacks,” Joe Tacopina, an attorney for the alleged victims tells PEOPLE in a statement. “But reality is setting in, as justice does not care whether her name is Cardi B or Carly B, and she will now answer for her crimes.”
A rep for the rapper did not immediately return PEOPLE’s request for comment.