After missing her court date on Monday, Cardi B has finally appeared before the judge in her assault trial.
The “Bodak Yellow” rapper, 26, arrived early for her hearing at the Queens Criminal Court in New York on Friday morning
According to TMZ, Judge Sean Dunn released Cardi without bail after prosecutors asked the amount be set at $2,500, deciding the rapper is not a flight risk.
Dunn did warn Cardi, though, that she is not to have any contact, including on social media, with Baddie Gi and Jade, the women she is accused of assaulting.
Cardi is scheduled to be back in court in January.
Cardi was originally supposed to appear in court on Monday; when she didn’t show, Judge Dunn threatened to have her arrested if it happened again.
“I want you to convey to her that it’s not acceptable that she’s not here today,” Dunn said, according to Page Six. “You should inform her that if she doesn’t show up, that unless circumstances change, it’s very likely that the court will issue a bench warrant for her arrest.”
But Kern only made excuses for Cardi.
“As you probably know she is a fairly notable hip-hop artist. My client knew the date but there was a previously scheduled commitment for today and tomorrow,” he told Dunn.
But the prosecutor hopes Cardi’s celebrity will not influence the case, “We want to treat this like any other case. We didn’t want to give preference because she is a big artist.”
Cardi faces charges of reckless endangerment and third-degree assault after a fight at Angels strip club in Flushing, Queens, NYC, this past summer. She allegedly ordered her team to attack two bartenders, sisters Baddie Gi and Jade, because she believed they hooked up with her husband Offset.
A new date has been rescheduled for Dec. 7.