Cardi B's community service sentence was a 'spiritual journey'

As part of a plea deal reached in connection with a 2018 strip club brawl in Queens, New York, Cardi B agreed to complete 15 days of community service. About five months later, the Grammy-winning rapper, whose real name is Belcalis Almánzar, tweeted that she was working toward completing her court-ordered time and was learning a lot in the process.

"Community service is the best thing that has ever happened to me," Cardi B tweeted on February 25 about her sentencing. "It's almost like a spiritual journey because sometimes I leave these centers in tears. The people we've left behind, they just need someone to talk to, a little push and you might be able to change their lives forever."

According to the New York Times , four years after being charged with felony assault, the musician pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors in September 2022, admitting that he planned and participated in the assault on two employees of the Angel strip club in Flushing, Queens. attack. According to authorities, in August 2018, the "Bodak Yellow" rapper offered an Instagram follower $5,000 to help her and others confront Angels' sisters amid rumors that one of them had an affair with her Is in a relationship with husband Migos rapper Offset.

"Part of growing up and maturing is taking responsibility for your actions," Cardi B said in a post-hearing statement to The New York Times . "As a mother, I try to instill this in my children, but this example starts with me. I have made some bad decisions in the past, but I'm not afraid to face them and admit them. These moments don't It doesn't define me and doesn't reflect who I am now. I'm looking forward to moving on from this situation with my family and friends and getting back to the things I love most - music and my fans."

The rapper has reportedly been performing community service at several different locations in New York City. According to TMZ, Cardi B has worked at churches, high schools, and organizations like Wealth and Samaritan Village. Law enforcement sources also confirmed to the outlet that she appeared in a mentoring program called Girl Talk at the New York Police Academy. The artist is reportedly on track to complete the required 15 days of service before the March 1 deadline.

Along the way, she also shared tidbits from the experience while showing off her community service outfit for the day. "Follow the law!!!!" Cardi B tweeted on February 21, adding, "The crime you committed was the crime you committed!!!!!!" days later . On February 24, she took the blame further, writing, "My brain is burning from early mornings, community service, and studio work...but I sinned 'and have only myself to blame.'"