Cardi B rejects plea deal in strip club brawl case, facing up to one year in jail

Rapper Cardi B has rejected a plea deal in a case stemming from a New York strip club melee last fall. She is due back in court next month on misdemeanor reckless endangerment and assault charges.

Cardi B, charged with multiple counts of assault and reckless endangerment in connection with a brawl in a Queens strip club last summer, appeared in court in New York on Friday and rejected a plea deal that would have kept her out of jail.

The Queens District Attorney’s Office said the platinum-selling and Grammy-winning rapper rejected a deal that would have allowed her to plead guilty to one misdemeanor count and be released under certain conditions instead of serving time in jail.

It was not clear why she rejected the deal. Her lawyer, Jeff Kerns, did not return calls from USA TODAY.

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