Cardi B's appearance Friday enabled her to avoid arrest, after she failed to appear as requested last Monday, and a judge threatened to issue a bench warrant for her.
Rapper Cardi B appears at her criminal court arraignment, in the Queens Borough of New York, Friday Dec. 7, 2018, for misdemeanor reckless endangerment and assault charges during a melee in at a New York strip club.
The judge issued orders of protection against the rapper who was obeying a summons issued on October 1 for misdemeanor reckless endangerment and assault.
But the judge said she was not a flight risk.
Cardi B and nine members of her entourage allegedly threw bottles, chairs and a hookah pipe at bartenders inside Angels Gentlemen's Club back on August 29. They say a fight broke out during which chairs, bottles and hookah pipes were thrown, slightly injuring the woman and another employee.
Cardi, appearing to be over all of the spectacle surrounding the case, sticks out her tongue for the cameras. The 26-year-old arrived bright and early to the NYC courthouse, where she was later released without bail. Their breakup comes five months after the birth of their daughter, Kulture.